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buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 583
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Bought Windows 7 yesterday and was going to install it and finally be rid of Vista. For some reason I got 2 discs, 32 bit and 64 bit. What's the difference?
It says I should install Windows 7 32 bit bcause my vista is 32 bit (I checked).

Wut is teh difereense?
Oh, and yeah, is it possible to get the vista/xp kind of activity bar instad of the strange windows 7 version?
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2010 Jul 4 at 04:56 PDT — Ed. 2010 Jul 4 at 05:01 PDT
Down Rodeo
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2007 Oct 19 • 5486
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The most important difference lies in the amount of memory your computer can address. 32-bit tops out at 4 GB, with a maximum of 2 GB for any given program. If you have less than 4 GB ram there is very little reason for you to get 64 as at the moment most programs only have a 32-bit incarnation anyway :)

Taskbar: I dunno.
 
 
2010 Jul 4 at 05:03 PDT — Ed. 2010 Jul 4 at 05:03 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 583
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Down Rodeo said:
The most important difference lies in the amount of memory your computer can address. 32-bit tops out at 4 GB, with a maximum of 2 GB for any given program. If you have less than 4 GB ram there is very little reason for you to get 64 as at the moment most programs only have a 32-bit incarnation anyway :)

Taskbar: I dunno.


I've got 4GB ram. 32 bit I guess.
I googled the taskbar thingy, I only found people doing it the other way around (Windows 7 taskbar on vista). Well, I'll just have to find my USB memory and I'll begin.
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2010 Jul 4 at 05:07 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
I see no reason not to run the x64 version, as you'll be able to run x32 applications off of it, but you can't run x64 applications off of a x32 system. 4gigs of ram is more than enough to handle it, thats what I have on my laptop.

As for the taskbar, I got rid of mine completely and use objectdock instead... works lovely, and looks awesome.
 
 
2010 Jul 4 at 05:11 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 583
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Rockbomb said:
I see no reason not to run the x64 version, as you'll be able to run x32 applications off of it, but you can't run x64 applications off of a x32 system. 4gigs of ram is more than enough to handle it, thats what I have on my laptop.

As for the taskbar, I got rid of mine completely and use objectdock instead... works lovely, and looks awesome.


Thanks. I think I'll go with 64-bit then? I'm googeling around. I'm not really pushing my system to the edge so it won't break then? I suck at this, have to admit . According to google, I'll go with x64. I will. Now.

Objectdock looks slighly more painful than windows 7's taskbar... And windows 7's taskbar isn't as nice looking as vista's/xp's.
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2010 Jul 4 at 05:26 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Yeah 64-bit should run fine.

And yeah, the windows7 taskbar is a piece of shit, thats why I got rid of it. At first I figured it would just be something that'd take a bit to get used to, so I gave it a few months... and it was still shit.
I like objectdock, especially the pro version, but you gotta pay $20 for that.
 
 
2010 Jul 4 at 05:42 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 583
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I'll put this link here for 2 reasons. First, if you or anyone else wants to fix back vista like bar and 2nd because I don't have enough space on my USB to put it there anyways. Heh.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3784/change-the-windows-7-taskbar-to-work-like-vista/
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2010 Jul 4 at 05:49 PDT — Ed. 2010 Jul 4 at 05:49 PDT
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