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    View Poll Results: What should I install, Windows 7, 64 or 32 bit or stick with Vista

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    Windows 7 would you!

    This is a discussion on Windows 7 would you! within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Originally Posted by ashleyrunt Can`t for the life of me understand why you`d want to run 32 if you have ...

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Quote Originally Posted by ashleyrunt View Post
      Can`t for the life of me understand why you`d want to run 32 if you have capability to run 64 bit, if it`s a matter of compatibility then stick to XP then. Seems a bit like buying a brand new car and putting an old engine in it
      So you're saying that if you have XP you should stick with it as there's no point upgrading to Win 7? Interesting.


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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Quote Originally Posted by ashleyrunt View Post
      if it`s a matter of compatibility then stick to XP then. Seems a bit like buying a brand new car and putting an old engine in it
      Which is the reason one of my old machines [which is quite capable of running Vista or Win7} is staying with XP, the bloody HP printer I've got just will not load it's drivers in anything but XP.
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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      I assume that the HP "universal" drivers don't work then?
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      It's the driver issue that makes me say 32bit.

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Quote Originally Posted by TheVoyager View Post
      Which is the reason one of my old machines [which is quite capable of running Vista or Win7} is staying with XP, the bloody HP printer I've got just will not load it's drivers in anything but XP.
      Aaaah... this all reminds me of when Win95 was introduced. Actually, I remember when Windows was introduced. Tell a lie, DOS was a marvel when I was younger! Those were the days

      Let us know what HP printer you have and, if it's not out of the ark, I'm sure a driver can be found for it.

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      ..which ever one is the most appropriate for what you want to use it for...and if you need xp computability you are going to have to chose pro or ultimate cause the home versions dont have that feature

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Quote Originally Posted by blondejon View Post
      ..which ever one is the most appropriate for what you want to use it for...and if you need xp computability you are going to have to chose pro or ultimate cause the home versions dont have that feature
      You also need a CPU and MOBO that also supports virtualisation for XP mode to work as well.
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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      I'm going 32bit with Windows 7 Pro as Driver compatibility is better also if your using a partition it only needs to be half the size as for 64bit (32bit = 30GB (room for apps) 64bit = 60+GB)

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      Quote Originally Posted by stevvi View Post
      So you're saying that if you have XP you should stick with it as there's no point upgrading to Win 7? Interesting.
      NO what I said was IF compatibility is a major concern then stick with XP (until drivers/patches etc become available)

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      Re: Windows 7 would you!

      I have found that all up to now applications i wanted to use within Windows 7 have worked using compatibility modes - Note: applications i use

     

     
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