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Ivanov

I installed 32bit Win7 on x64 CPU machine

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Hello!

Friend of mine purchased a laptop without OS recently.

I installed on it 32bit version of Windows 7 Enterprise. Now I find out that the computer is actually 64bit... (AMD v140 CPU)... I feel myself stupid now.

I had to install 64bit, not 32bit Windows on this notebook. Is it huge mistake I did? I do not want to reinstall windows again...

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I had to install 64bit, not 32bit Windows on this notebook. Is it huge mistake I did? I do not want to reinstall windows again...

No mistake at all. Many users run the 32 version even into new machines because this mode has a greater compatibility with old apps created for XP than the future-looking 64 mode.

Almost all existing software runs perfect under 32 bits.

In case of need, you can install the 64 bits mode of the same Windows version into a logical unit of the same HDD using the same activation key. The doubleboot screen appears at the end of the second install process.

HTH

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If the laptop has less than 4GB of memory, then its sound to use 32bit.

If it`s more, your friends computer won`t be able to use more than 4GB anyway. Other than that, it won`t pose any problems for a regular user.

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Hello!Friend of mine purchased a laptop without OS recently.I installed on it 32bit version of Windows 7 Enterprise. Now I find out that the computer is actually 64bit... (AMD v140 CPU)... I feel myself stupid now.I had to install 64bit, not 32bit Windows on this notebook. Is it huge mistake I did? I do not want to reinstall windows again...

I had to install 64bit, not 32bit Windows on this notebook. Is it huge mistake I did? I do not want to reinstall windows again...
No mistake at all. Many users run the 32 version even into new machines because this mode has a greater compatibility with old apps created for XP than the future-looking 64 mode.Almost all existing software runs perfect under 32 bits. In case of need, you can install the 64 bits mode of the same Windows version into a logical unit of the same HDD using the same activation key. The doubleboot screen appears at the end of the second install process.HTH

No problems here on a Intel x64 system.

The only problem is the software updates "to make it reliable"

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No problems here on a Intel x64 system.

The only problem is the software updates "to make it reliable"

It is frequently impossible to find updated Windows 7 software for old devices, and IMHO that's the main reason for Microsoft to deliver a 32 bits alternative mode for each and every version of Windows 7.

Greetings.

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