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64 bit OS help

by C_Jones / November 2, 2009 1:47 PM PST

Ok, i don't know where i got the idea that 64 bit operating systems are a hassle to deal with (like installing new software or hardware). Is it true that 64bit OS's are more of a hassle to deal with than 32bits?
I really want this issue cleared up because im fixing to build a new computer with Windows 7, however i don't want to be disappointed if i get the 64bit and have problems with it.


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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2009 9:06 PM PST
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The old machine was Vista 64 and the new is Windows 7 64 bit.

While I had to update an install procedure for 64 bit Windows for a development system I use, it wasn't all that hard.

I think 64 bit has finally arrived.

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by Jimmy Greystone / November 3, 2009 12:34 AM PST
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No. Probably 99% of programs will work just the same. SOME hardware won't have 64-bit drivers, but honestly this is usually the cheap junk you don't want within 50ft of your system anyway. That's really about it. The only additional hassle is you need to make sure there's 64-bit drivers.

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