32 or 64bit OS...what is your opinion?

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May 18, 2011 at 10:13:14
Specs: Win 7 pro, 2.667 GHz / 2004 MB
I prefer the 32 Bit OS as it is much more feasible, at least for me. For some reason manufacturers seem to be slow on making 64 Bit drivers. 32 Bit is limited in memory upgrades, other than that I feel it's much better for things I do.
Maybe when 64 Bit gets the drivers it needs, I might change my mind.

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May 18, 2011 at 13:38:33
As long as I have 16-bit apps/games/utils./etc. that will work under a 32-bit OS, I'll stick with that. When it comes a time (if ever) that 64-bit OS's will support them, I "might" consider them.

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May 18, 2011 at 23:18:00
I haven't used a 32-bit OS on my main computer since 2006. While Vista 64 had trouble running a few of my older XP programs, Win7 64 runs them all perfectly. I still have an Athlon 600 around for my DOS/Win9x gaming needs.

And while I know that the Windows Experience Index is full of sh!t, it is kind of nice to see my processor and memory both score .1 higher under Win64 than they do on Win32...lol.

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May 19, 2011 at 00:53:56
What ever the app is written for. Unless it is written for 64 and needs the features in a 64 bit environment it just becomes bloatware.

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May 19, 2011 at 22:03:38
To be honest the only reason I have a 64 bit OS is because I had some extra ram I couldn't unload and wanted to use it. As of yet I have not had any real driver troubles myself but dealt with a few others that have. I can see how it can be a pain for some I guess.


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June 3, 2011 at 11:01:09
@ T-R-A

I agree. Until it's possible to run legacy apps under 64-bit (is it possible yet?), 64-bit will be a long time coming, especially for corporates, who are notoriously conservative. My employer continues to use IBM mainframe program from the 80's, which thankfully runs under Windows XP (thanks to NTVDM.EXE).

64-bit doesn't have support for NTVDM, so...

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