Neoseeker : News : Nearly half of Windows 7 PCs are 64-bit
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Crafter Jul 9, 10
Did anyone else chuckle at the "total" column?
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Gligar Jul 9, 10
quote Crafter
Did anyone else chuckle at the "total" column?
lol

But why wasnt people buying 64-bit on vista and XP before 7 came out?
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Crafter Jul 9, 10
I read somewhere that 64bit XP is very unsupported or something, I don't know much about it though.
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JonWall Jul 9, 10
xp x64 was horrible, it came out in a time where driver support was almost non existant for it, and suffered from stability issues. Very few oems were even backing it or offering it, thats why it didnt take off.
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squwilf Jul 9, 10
I had XP 64 bit installed on my machine for two days. I could not find anything compatible with it. Luckly Vista 64 bit came out shortly after that.
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Vagabond Jul 9, 10
quote squwilf
I had XP 64 bit installed on my machine for two days. I could not find anything compatible with it. Luckly Vista 64 bit came out shortly after that.
Agreed! I had it on a system for a few weeks tying to fully utilize all the memory I had and it just was not worth the headache. Vista x64 was much better on the other hand and it is surprising that only 11% of computers using Vista were 64-bit. It probably would have been a higher percentage though if Vista was more popular than XP.
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chautemoc Jul 9, 10
It must be noted all versions of 7 except Starter include 64-bit and 32-bit versions, unlike Vista, which only had both in Ultimate. That probably explains most of the discrepancy.

I know I went 64-bit knowing that I could switch to 32-bit if something came up or I had major issues. Thankfully I haven't had to.
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Yorkieboy Jul 9, 10
I wonder how fast Windows 7 would run with 192GB of RAM?
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chautemoc Jul 9, 10
It would probably become self-aware.
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DeathMonkey Jul 9, 10
And eventually lead to the Terminator films. I like it.
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Northern49 Jul 9, 10
It wouldn't run any faster. RAM is only utilized if a program actually utilizes it. But Im sure you knew that.
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Crafter Jul 9, 10
quote Northern49
It wouldn't run any faster. RAM is only utilized if a program actually utilizes it. But Im sure you knew that.
Like building a bigger dam. The water will fluctuate but after a point you're more than safe.

quote chautemoc
It must be noted all versions of 7 except Starter include 64-bit and 32-bit versions, unlike Vista, which only had both in Ultimate. That probably explains most of the discrepancy.
Perhaps I misunderstood this, but I have a computer with Vista Home Premium 32bit and another with Home Premium 64bit
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THM Jul 9, 10
I'm surprised that only 1% of XP OS has 64bit Installed base...
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Shadow of Death Jul 9, 10
quote Crafter
quote chautemoc
It must be noted all versions of 7 except Starter include 64-bit and 32-bit versions, unlike Vista, which only had both in Ultimate. That probably explains most of the discrepancy.
Perhaps I misunderstood this, but I have a computer with Vista Home Premium 32bit and another with Home Premium 64bit
Pretty sure he was referring to the fact that only Vista Ultimate included the 32 and 64 bit versions (in one purchase).

I have 64 bit Home Premium myself, for Vista.
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