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Windows 7: Should I Install 64-bit or 32-bit Version? (x64 vs x86)

Windows 7: Should I Install 64-bit or 32-bit Version? (x64 vs x86)

Deciding which Windows 7 version to install can be a difficult decision and can really limit what you can do with your system. Do you have any practical hints which could help decide which version to install?

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Guest [Entry]

"I would go with 64-bit version in all cases except in these three cases:

If there are no drivers for your devices (some old printers, PIC programmers, etc...)
If you need program that cannot work on 64-bit (Windows Mobile SDK Cellular Emulator comes to mind)
If you have less than 2 GB of RAM (as suggested by jerryjvl :)).

In all other cases, go with 64-bit OS."
Guest [Entry]

If you have more then 3GB memory or planning upgrade to 4GB+ => 64-bit