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Old 03-01-2009, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am designing a new laptop and what should I choose Window vista 32bit or 64bit and why.

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Welcome to the forums. If the system has more than 4GB memory you will require a 64 bit OS to address all of it.


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Old 03-01-2009, 06:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It has 4gb of ram.

Is 32bit or 64bit any more reliable than the other. I am really nervous about buying vista , I have heard so many nightmare stories about vista and now that I am being forced to by it and I dont know anything about it I dont know what to do
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I suggest you use 64 bit

most programs now a days are compatible with 64bit operating software

but should a problem occur with your 64 bit vista, you may obtain 32 bit version from Microsoft for a small fee ($10 bucks, I think)

one is not more reliable than the other.
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Since Service Pack 1, Vista has become a truly good operating system. With Service Pack 2 on the horizon, it will be even better. As long as your CPU is a 64-bit CPU, you will be good to go with 64*bit Vista.

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