I just wanted to highlight this great article we have about 64-bit Windows.

Taking the mystery out of 64-bit Windows

It covers a whole bunch of topics such as:

  • With a 32 bit version you can only use around 3.5Gb of the PC’s memory where as the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional editions can all use up to 192 GB of memory.  Not that an every day user needs that much
  • How to tell if your existing Pc can run 64 bit Windows 7 using the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
  • There is no cost difference for Windows between 32 and 64 bit versions.
  • How to tell if you are already running 64 bit Windows
  • Using the Windows 7 Compatibility Center to check your hardware drivers (for printers etc) have a 64 bit version for Windows 7

For more information, see 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions.

Rob

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