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Old 04-24-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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Question win7 64bit ????'s

so i'm getting a new rig and will be making the switch from winXP PRO SP3 32-bit to win7 64-bit (want the increased RAM capacity and have a few questions...


i hear a lot of win7 32bit but nothing of the 64bit version, any reports?

how goes the drivers list for win7 64-bit, will most games / programs work right away or will it be a total cock up VISTA-style?

is there a way to take my winXP programs / games and simply transfer them to a win7 install? (i think i hear you calling me stupid which is why i think the answer is a LOUD NO, but want to ask to be 100% sure

will games and such be compatible? games like quake III that i love and newer games like COD4 / 5, far cry 2 etc?

do MOST programs work with 64 bit any OS? and is a specific version of the program required, ie, you need to buy a seperate 32bit or 64bit program depending on what OS your using....or is it all on the same install?


sorry but i haven't changed OS in 7 years (i think) which is like 70 computer years and just want to be sure my stuff will work plus, this 64bit OS thing is a new thing to me as well.

thanks in advance!!!
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so i'm getting a new rig and will be making the switch from winXP PRO SP3 32-bit to win7 64-bit (want the increased RAM capacity and have a few questions...


i hear a lot of win7 32bit but nothing of the 64bit version, any reports?

how goes the drivers list for win7 64-bit, will most games / programs work right away or will it be a total cock up VISTA-style?

is there a way to take my winXP programs / games and simply transfer them to a win7 install? (i think i hear you calling me stupid which is why i think the answer is a LOUD NO, but want to ask to be 100% sure

will games and such be compatible? games like quake III that i love and newer games like COD4 / 5, far cry 2 etc?

do MOST programs work with 64 bit any OS? and is a specific version of the program required, ie, you need to buy a seperate 32bit or 64bit program depending on what OS your using....or is it all on the same install?


sorry but i haven't changed OS in 7 years (i think) which is like 70 computer years and just want to be sure my stuff will work plus, this 64bit OS thing is a new thing to me as well.

thanks in advance!!!
I run 64bit win7 and every program works for me (even some that didn't work in Vista), and I run a lot of programs...
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so i'm getting a new rig and will be making the switch from winXP PRO SP3 32-bit to win7 64-bit (want the increased RAM capacity and have a few questions...


i hear a lot of win7 32bit but nothing of the 64bit version, any reports?

how goes the drivers list for win7 64-bit, will most games / programs work right away or will it be a total cock up VISTA-style?

is there a way to take my winXP programs / games and simply transfer them to a win7 install? (i think i hear you calling me stupid which is why i think the answer is a LOUD NO, but want to ask to be 100% sure

will games and such be compatible? games like quake III that i love and newer games like COD4 / 5, far cry 2 etc?

do MOST programs work with 64 bit any OS? and is a specific version of the program required, ie, you need to buy a seperate 32bit or 64bit program depending on what OS your using....or is it all on the same install?


sorry but i haven't changed OS in 7 years (i think) which is like 70 computer years and just want to be sure my stuff will work plus, this 64bit OS thing is a new thing to me as well.

thanks in advance!!!
64-bit works fine. I was using it for a while before they released 7077. Now I'm waiting for the May 5th RC release.
Drivers for 7 x64 are similar to Vista drivers. So there are virtually every driver out for 64-bit OS's.
When they release 7, you will have the opportunity to upgrade from XP to 7 without loosing data. However, I'd do backups of your documents just in case.
All games will play on 7. The only thing to watch for are 64-bit downloads.

FYI, there aren't as many issues with compatibility, if any, as there were about 2 years ago.
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Personally, I didn't like Windows 7 as much as Vista accept for it uses less resources. I find it harder to use than Vista. And I don't like the layout as much as Vista. But I found there we some programs that were not compatible with it. I can't remember what they were though.
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Personally, I didn't like Windows 7 as much as Vista accept for it uses less resources. I find it harder to use than Vista. And I don't like the layout as much as Vista. But I found there we some programs that were not compatible with it. I can't remember what they were though.
I never got winAVI to work in Vista...
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:29 AM   #6
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thanks for the reassurance everyone, and its typical that this article JUST came out, haha!

http://www.rlslog.net/microsoft-wind...0-x86-dvd-ind/


one final ??? - will 32bit programs / games etc run on a 64bit system? i think its yes but not 100% sure.


thanks again!!!
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Yup, they will run fine.
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