Windows® 7 64-bit issues
What are the compatibility issues that come with the Windows 7 64-bit Operating System?
Windows 7 is the Operating System produced by Microsoft with more advanced features. Windows 7 comes with many versions like Windows 7 Professional Edition, Windows 7 Ultimate Editions, and Windows 7 Enterprise Editions etc. Windows 7 does not support older versions of some application software and this is the major demerit of Windows 7 Operating System. Windows 7 provides faster performance for your system. Its taskbar provide bigger buttons and full-sized previews. Jump Lists is a special feature for Windows 7 Operating system. There are some security features in Windows 7 and these utilities include Windows 7 Action Center, Windows Firewall, Windows Defender etc. You could also install latest antivirus or spyware program in the system. Windows 7 comes in 2 versions like 32-bit and 64-bit.
Following are some of the compatibility issues come with the Windows 7 64-bit Operating System and tips to fix:
- Hardware Compatibility
- Software Compatibility
- Driver Compatibility
Hardware compatibility may occur when you want to upgrade your current Operating System to a 64-bit version. Because it needs minimum 2GB RAM and 20 GB hard disk space. In order to run Windows 7 64-bit, the system needs to have 64-bit supported processor like AMD Athlon Neo or AMD Athlon Neo X2 or Intel Pentium 4F or Intel Pentium Dual Core etc.
The program that is coded for 32-bit Operating System may not work in 64-bit operating system. After installing such programs, it would simply refuse to launch. The system may display an error message about a memory fault or program is not 64-bit compatible. All modern software is capable of running either a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7. In order to resolve this problem, you need to uninstall all programs written for the 32-bit OS and install a compatible one.
If the driver program contains 32-bit program, then you may face many error messages during the performance of some devices. So, you need to install compatible driver software. Before installing the compatible driver, you need to uninstall the incompatible driver software to prevent the software conflict error.
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