Wishing some advice re win 7 32 bit 0r 64 bit

  geewis357 23:17 10 Nov 2010

Hi Guys,
laptop I am currently runing 32 bit win 7 os on an accer laptop with 64 bit processers and have now an option of installing 64 bit os, this will take advantage of all the ram I have but will it run that much faster and can I just upgrade to this or will this be a format and install.

  Seadog 23:31 10 Nov 2010

I don't know if it will be any quicker, we have both 32 and 64 bit windows 7 on laptops here at home (with similar spec) and there is no noticible difference in speed but there may well be when running processor/memory hungry apps.

As far as the install goes it would be a format and re-install of all software etc., after all, basically you are running a complete new OS in a 'new' environment (64 bit instead of 32 bit) so to speak. Any 32 bit program software is installed in the x86 program files folder and 64 bit in the x64 folder.

  geewis357 23:39 10 Nov 2010

Yes I have 4 gb of ram but I think I will wait till I have to do any major surgery, then I will format and re install. Many thanks you guys.

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