Windows® 7 64 bit Compatibility
Perform a smooth installation of Windows 7 with 64-bit version computers.
Installation of the latest operating system of Microsoft requires a good deal of memory as it needs to reinstall all the applications. However, a 32-bit version cannot support more than 3GB of memory, and if anything more is needed, it is usually installed seperately.
A recent trend has given much leeway to the 64-bit version and in the past three years or so, all new PCs have the 64-bit hardware. But with the introduction of Vista, the trend had shifted to mass embracement of the 32-bit version because the Vista could not handle the 64-bit version when it came to running programs and accessories like printers and scanners.
So most users have the 32-bit Vista or Windows XP which came already installed along with their new purchases in the past nine months or so. This is the same limit as the ones that were installed in the older PCs.
And with the restrictions imposed my Microsoft on its upgrade options, the problem is far from over. The only solution is to buy a new PC altogether to enable the use of new windows 7. This is an expensive step and moreover, it also puts the manufacturers of PCs in a mess as complaints pile up regarding upgrading PCs from the ones sold in the past.
The comparison and the choice is totally in the hands of the users and one cannot tell what exactly the user should do. It is in the hands of the user to decide what is best instore for him, taking into regard the elements of cost,compatibility and the current operating system running in the user's computer. The solution with the two version's compatibility is with the Laplink Software PC Mover. A detailed review on this product has been discussed and analysed in one of the articles in the iYogi Insight series here on Support iYogi . One can access it by browsing through the article archives.