Fix Windows® 7 64-bit problems
Features of 64-bit version of Windows 7 and tips to fix issues that can occur
Today, 64-bit processors have become the standard for computers ranging from the most scalable servers to desktop PCs. To take full advantages of these systems you have to use 64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows products. The 64-bit systems offer direct access to more virtual and physical memory than 32-bit systems and process more data per clock cycle, enabling more scalable, higher performing computing solutions. A 64-bit processor can handle larger amounts of information than a 32-bit system. 4 GB RAM is recommended for a 64-bit computer. A 64-bit system is more responsive when you are running lots of programs at once. The 64-bit version of Windows 7 can handle large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system.
The following points discuss issues related to the 64-bit version of Windows 7:
- Installation of 64-bit version of Windows 7
- Benefits of 64-bit version of Windows 7
- Problems with Windows 7 64-bit version
Installation of 64-bit version of Windows 7
You have to ensure that there are 64-bit drivers available for your devices. You can check the manufacturer's website also. To install a 64-bit version of Windows on a system running a 32-bit version of Windows, you need to start or boot your computer using a 64-bit Windows installation disc. If your computer has a 64-bit Windows installation disc, but your system is not capable of running a 64-bit version of Windows, you will see a Windows Boot Manager error.
Benefits of 64-bit version of Windows 7
The speed difference is not noticeable in normal tasks. Serious computer game players might also be interested in a PC running a 64-bit version of Windows 7. Games are some of the most hardware-intensive programs you can run on any system with their rich graphics, sound, and interaction capabilities. The 64-bit version of Windows 7 editions can all use up to 192 GB of memory, making them ideal for specialized computing tasks which require enormous amounts of memory such as rendering 3D graphics.
For running a 64 bit Windows 7, you need to have at least 4GB of memory. 34 bit drivers cannot work with 64-bit Windows. Device drivers designed for 32-bit versions of Windows will not work on systems running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you are trying to install a printer or other device which only has 32-bit drivers available, it won't work correctly on a 64-bit version of Windows. You have to ensure that there is a 64-bit driver available for your device. If a program has a 64-bit version, do not assume that all plug-ins for that program are 64-bit compatible as well. You can check the availability of 64-bit drivers and programs online at Windows 7 compatibility centre.
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