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Which windows 7 is compatible with my pc?

Asked by ihateyoujk (34points) February 21st, 2010

I am currently using windows vista 32 bit but i think its time to upgrade, which one is compatible with my pc? is it windows 7Ultimate x86 or X 64?

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buckyboy28's avatar

Which version of Vista are you using? Refer to this chart to help you out.

ihateyoujk's avatar

@buckyboy28 i think its the home premium

buckyboy28's avatar

@ihateyoujk My guess would be that you are using the 32-bit version of Home Premium then. You can buy the upgrade version of Windows 7 Ultimate and do the in-place upgrade, which allows you to keep all of your files and programs that are currently on your computer without having to wipe out your computer. The Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade comes with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

njnyjobs's avatar

@buckyboy28 you seem to be talking in circles, OP already knew everything you said but none you said answered the question..

Here’s my take: if your PC peripherals are 64-bit compatible, and you have the drivers for it, by all means, go with the 64-bit otherwise stick with the x86. Also you may want to boost your ram to 4GBs with the upgrade to Win7.

BhacSsylan's avatar

Okay, general idea: with machines over 4 gb of Ram, x64 will run better. With machines under 4 gigs, you will notice pretty much no difference, except x64 can have some issues with drivers, as not all of them are written for x64, so I’d suggest x86 (which is 32 bit, what you’re currently running). If you aren’t sure how much ram you have, i’d suggest the x84.

Beyond that, you do have to determine if your computer can run x64 or not, if you want to, and this depends on processor. Follow these directions:
” To run a 64-bit version of Windows, your computer must have a 64-bit-capable processor. If you are unsure whether your processor is 64-bit-capable, do the following:

1. Open Performance Information and Tools by clicking the Start buttonWindows, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type Performance Information and Tools, and then, in the list of results, click Performance Information and Tools.
2. Click View and print detailed performance and system information. ”

In the window that appears should be helpful entry that says : “64-bit capable” and then either ‘yes’ or ‘no’. rather self explanatory.

saro's avatar

windows 7 is the pc program compatible with your pc

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