Products Compatible with 64-bit Version of Windows® 7
Get to know more about the products which are compatible with 64-bit Version of Windows® 7
The Windows 7 is the latest release from Microsoft Corporation with the goal of being compatible with applications and more users friendly. By installing 64 bit processors you can get even quicker access to all your stuff in the computer as compared to the 32 bit. Having a 64 bit Operating System does not make all applications faster because much of today software is enhanced and optimized for a 32 bit era. You would need software specifically customized for 64 bit processing to take advantage of any speed improvements. Introducing a new architecture would only cause new compatibility and driver problems that would not exist under the old 32 bit version. You would require the following system requirement. 1 GB of system memory, 16 GB of available hard disk space, a video card that supports DirectX 9 graphics of 128 MB, a DVD drive to install and a proper internet connection to download the updates.
The following points discuss the compatibilities of a 64 bit processor Windows 7:
- Pros and cons
- Compatible products
- Technical Support
Pros and Cons
You can address much more than 4GB of memory which would be ideal for avid gamers, CAD, video editors and heavy multi-taskers. 16 bit applications would no longer run although this is unlikely to be a problem until or unless if you use very old software then it would not work under a 64 bit OS. Existing 32 bit drivers would no longer function. If you have older or poorly supported hardware you might find that it can no longer be compatible. Unsigned kernel-mode drivers no longer work because running some 32 bit applications on a 64 bit OS could actually be slower. The additional overheads in running 32 bit software in 64 bit mode could result in a slight degradation in performance.
There are a plethora of 64 bit compatible products available in the market. As 64 bit processors make the most use of the memory, they are certainly gaining momentum among the home users as well as business enterprises. Variety of options like printers, recovery softwares, image enhancing softwares and many more not only gets an improvement in performance but also get security enhancements and support for virtualization as well.
Your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for 64 bit based versions of Windows and they may also have customized the installation of Windows with unique components which include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft would provide reasonable effort assistance if you need technical help but however, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly.
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