Benefits of upgrading Windows® 7 64 bit from 32 bit version
Learn more about the benefits of upgrading Windows 7 to 64 bit from 32 bit version. Also explore the system requirements for the upgradation.
Windows 7 is capable of running in both 32 bit mode and 64 bit mode. While you are choosing 32 bit mode over 64 bit mode, you would have to take certain things into consideration. The 32 or 64 bit architecture usually refers to the memory address length which could be referenced by the processor. The 64 bit Operating System would not automatically make all the applications faster as today most of the software are written and optimized for the 32 bit era. Most of the PC, which is manufactured in recent years is capable of running 64 bit Windows 7. If you are using 64 bit Windows 7 then your system should have to meet certain requirements. Your system must have a 1 GHz faster x64 processor, 2GB of RAM, 20GB of available hard disk space. Then a Direct X9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver model 1.0.
The following are some of the benefits of upgrading Windows 7 to 64 bit from 32 bit version:
- Improves the performance
- Runs more applications
- Better security feature
Improves the performance
The 64 Bit version of Windows 7 could unlock the power of 64 bit CPU. The Microsoft Office applications could be opened up in seconds. The heavy graphical applications like games would start showing great performance. Your PC would start to respond to the commands faster than before. Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Windows 7 Ultimate Edition already have the 64-bit version. Thus, only if you have a 64 bit processor and RAM of 2GB, you might think of using 64 Bit version.
Runs more application
The 64 bit versions of Windows 7 are able to run almost all 32 bit applications. It often runs the applications faster. But the 64 bit version cannot use the 32 bit drivers or the utilities which are especially made for 32-bit operating system. For running the Windows 7 64 bit you would require the need of a 64 bit driver. The applications which require mathematical precision, floating point performance, and large databases could be easily run in 64 bit version.
Windows 7 64 bit version has got an enhanced security feature. These enhanced security features are some of the features like kernel protection and hardware based data protection. These features would help you to prevent the security attacks by using the kernel patching and buffer overflow methods. In all these terms 64 bit versions are more secure than 32 bit versions.
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