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Printer Sharing - Win 7 64Bit & Vista 32Bit

Question: Printer Sharing - Win 7 64Bit & Vista 32Bit

I have a Canon iP4500 printer wired directly to a Windows 7 64 Bit desktop PC, and wish to share the printer with a Laptop that is running Windows Vista 32 Bit. Each time I try to get it to work I run into various problems. I've even tried installing the relevant drivers onto both machines, but still it will not work. Both machines reject the others drivers due to the different acchitecture. Although I've shared my Internet connection before with no problems, this is my first attempt at printer sharing. What am I doing wrong? Thanks

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Answer: Printer Sharing - Win 7 64Bit & Vista 32Bit

Anyone have any idea please? This problem is doing my head in lol. Thanks

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Howdy,

I have read on this forum a few people with printer sharing issues, but my problem seems to be a bit different, heres my problem:

I have a HP Server that is running XP Pro 32bit, & has a HP Laserjet 1220 printer shared across the network on a parallel port, all machines running XP (32bit & 64bit) connect with no problems, no drivers needed. I then installed Windows 7 32bit on a old laptop of mine, this also connects to printer over network, no drivers needed. I then installed 64bit 7 on my PC & another laptop, both of these machine could not connect to the printer, they can see the printer with no problems, but when I go connect, it says something like loading driver, then connecting to windows update, then comes up with an error & says driver not found.

It gives me an option to load the correct drivers myself, which I have been unable to do, the drivers for the printer are part of the XP & Vista & Windows 7 CD\DVD, HP says the printer will work with 32 & 64bit, no Windows 7 drivers (32 or 64bit) or Vista(32 or 64bit) are on the HP site for this printer.

As a test I tried the following:

I then tried something else, I got an old Dell PC i had around & installed 32bit 7 on this & connected the HP printer, then shared across the network & within a few minutes had all computers working with printer fine, XP & 7 (32 & 64bit) machines.

I then connected the printer to my PC & booted up in XP 64bit & shared p... Read more

Answer:Printer Sharing Driver Issues - 32bit vs. 64bit

I've had success creating a new port, then pointing to the network path of the printer, like this:

\\computername\printername

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hi,
i need help.
i have one desktop pc and onw notebook.
if i had OS vista on my desktop all was fine - sharing was OK,no problem. but now,when i boot new win7 ultimated 64bit a cant sharing files with my notebook (vista 32 bit). i set up sharing for everyone...but a cant connect to my notebook. when i try it - desktop, show me-attach file

can me someone help?
thx, budis

Answer:sharing between win7 64bit and vista 32bit

budis

Hi and welcome

when you installed win 7 what kind of network did you set up? homegroup, or workgroup? Can you see the computers in network neighborhood, but just cant acces them?

We could use soome more info about you network setup and how you shared folders

thanks

ken

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I have an old Canon inkjet printer that has been working for me for many years with my WinXP desktop.
However, over past few years I have acquired a Vista 32-Bit and Win7 64-bit and this Canon will not work with either of them.
I also have a Lexmark Lexmark X2250 that will not work with Vista 32-bit or Win7 64-bit. And besides, this Lexmark has been very troublesome and hard to manage, etc. I use it now just as a scanner for my desktop WinXP computer.

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a new printer/scanner that might work with my desktop WinXP; Vista 32-bit and Win7 64-bit? And wouldn't be too large.
My neighbor suggested a wireless printer, but I don't know anything about printers and wouldn't want the wirelless printer to interfere or cause problems with my WiFi DSL!!!
Someone suggested the
Epson Stylus NX420 All-in-One Printer, such as the following:

(http://www.staples.com/Epson-Stylus-NX420-All-in-One-Printer/product_866561?cm_mmc=GooglePLAs-_-Shopping-_-Technology%3EAll-in-one_Printers-_-866561-C11CA80201)

Or isn't there a printer that would work with all three?
Can anyone help me please?
 

Answer:Win7 64bit / Vista 32bit printer

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I have Vista Ultimate x64 as my main rig and have a Lexmark z645 printer connected through usb. I am sharing the printer with my roomates XP 32bit machine. Prior to upgrading to Vista (I had XP 32bit before,) printer sharing worked.

I have installed the x64 and x32 bit drivers from Lexmark onto my Vista machine. I have the proper drivers installed on the XP machine. The two computers can communicate with each other. I've added the networked printer onto the XP machine and can send jobs to the printer.

At this point, the jobs will show up in the printer properties on Vista. However, nothing prints. I've tried editing the Group Policys to enable print spooling from client computers, but still nothing.

Is there some fancy trick I'm missing to get the printer working with x64 vista and x32 Xp? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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My PC come with vista64bit, may registered it ? by this way I get free Email support on windows & networking PCs in windows FROM MICROSOFT ? including setting up wireless and wired networks via ADSL MODEMS ?

I have dual boot PC [VISTA 32BIT & 64BIT]:
The below hardware does not function in 64bit but no problem at 32bit[drivers in device manager appear with a yellow icon-explanation mark] is needed drivers only ? I must register all products and after registration-success seek for drivers ? I must download drivers [since ethernet card/internet do not work in 64bit] from 32bit, save on HDD and after boot from 64bit, run them ? Is needed restart after each installation, or after all installation is ok ?


problems only in 64bit vista drivers

HP LCD L2208W PROBLEM: THE CLOCK APPEAR OVAL RATHER CIRCUS ETHERNET CARD DO NOT WORKwlan shows problem

Answer:I have dual boot PC [VISTA 32BIT & 64BIT]---problems only in 64bit vista drivers

Hi Ise,

Yes, it's recommended to restart your operating system after each driver installation.
Please remember to install drivers running them as administrator.

Hope I could help...

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Have a program that will only install and work on 32bit vista or xp business/professional systems. Toshiba Laptop I use is a 64 bit machine and currently has win7   64bit home on it. I am considering to install on seperate  partition Vista business 32 bit os . Will i be able to use program on that partion/ os ? Main point is will the Vista 32bit act as 32 bit or will it install as 64 bit and be  of no benefit for my program ?

Answer:if i install vista business 32bit on 64bit machine will os operate as 32bit

Yes

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If I buy a 64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS, CAN I :

Make 4 partitions, the below
VISTA 32BIT
VISTA 64BIT
Kubuntu 9.04 64bit full dvd version [when ready]
Kubuntu 9.04 32bit full dvd version [when ready] ????

Answer:64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS,CAN I have 32bit & 64bit vista partitions

Yes, you should be able to do that, well that is if you know how to create a partiotion..

Amplid

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Ok, I am running windows XP 64 bit with SP2. The computer with the printer that I want to network printers with is Windows XP 32 bit with SP2. I cannot network them because my computer says it cannot get the drivers. I went and got the drivers myself from the HP website but they will not install on a 64bit machine. I googled the problem and it seems to be fairly common but I could not find an answer to it. The printer type is the HP PSC 1500 all-in-one.

Thanks.
 

Answer:32bit/64bit printer networking

I can see how that can be a problem because the computer that is sharing the printer is expecting a different driver to be used. There doesn't seem to be much you can do when printer sharing between 64bit and 32bit computers.

I do have a somewhat work around. There are software packages out there that can poll a directory you chose on your PC and print whatever is in that directory. So anytime you need something printed you could save it to a shared directory on that computer. Your software on that pc, would poll that directory. Now the only drawback is that you kind of have to have the same software on each PC. So if you are trying to print a word document, you would need word installed on the other computer. But even this has a work around to it. PDF is pretty universal. You could acutally install a program like PrimoPDF to output everything as a PDF and then drop it into the shared "PrintME" folder.

I know it is kind of a half solution, but it would work.
 

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I have a perfectly good black laser printer, Canon Laser shot LBP-1120, Canon only supplies 32 bit driver for this machine and I have 64 bit how can I install it

Answer:how do I install printer in win 7 64bit with only 32bit drivers

I would give it a try. 32-bit software works on Windows 64-bit. I would think the printer would also.

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Hi

I'm running a Dell 64 bit Optiplex 780 with Windows 7 Professional along with a Dell 1710N laser and an Epson WF-3640 Workforce printer that I am connected to locally with a USB cable. When I try to connect a Dell D620 32bit laptop while on the wireless network in the back bedroom, I did see both the Dell and Epson in the list but when I go to connect I get an error message that reads..."NO DRIVER FOUND Windows cannot find a driver for Dell1710n PS3 on the network!"

Any suggestions are welcome!

THANK YOU!

Answer:Unable to connect 32bit laptop to 64bit printer through network

Hello first up

SYTEM SPECS ADD IN

Can we have some systemspecs please as what you have posted gives us not that much (or anythingat all with some folks) to work with and given there are so many manufacturersof components and configurations that do influence what goes on within anygiven machine and OS.
System Info - See YourSystem Specs

This is the driver for the Dell for the 32bit machine DELL,PTR,LS,100V,1710N,A02,A02 Driver Details | Dell US Now have you thought about going wifi??

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I'm not sure if this is going to be a Driver issue or a networking issue so please forgive me in advance if this is in the wrong spot. I have a new Gateway running Windows 7 64bit which has and Epson LQ-590 Impact printer attached to it. Windows 7 has the drivers preloaded and the printer works just fine. The issue I am having is that I need this printer networked to an old pc running Windows XP 32 bit. The XP recognizes the networked printer but says that the computer that its installed on (Win 7) does not have the correct driver and then give an option to search for the right ones. So I have installed to software on the windows XP printer and connected the print to that machine and everything works but when I reconnect the printer to the Win 7 machine it still give me the same driver message. I cant install the XP 32 bit drivers on the Win 7 64 bit machine (at least with any method I could find through goolge) so I am stuck... Please help
 

Answer:WinXP 32bit wont connect to Win7 64bit printer

Hi

Give the information HERE a go, posted this over typing as it has good pics on the steps to take.
 

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Hello

Today I've noticed that Windows Vista update is posting the wrong update for one of Qosmio F30 drivers.

I have Windows Vista 32Bit but Windows Update post a 64bit version of the driver.

see the screenshot [Here|http://imagefilehost.googlepages.com/f30Wrongupdate.jpg]

Any idea?

Answer:Windows Vista Update posts 64bit driver for Qosmio F30 32bit Vista

hmm... this is strange ?:|

The Toshiba x64 ACPI compliant driver means definitely a 64bit version!!!

I don?t know why the Vista driver update notification reports an 64bit driver for a 32bit OS but usually the 64bit driver shouldn't be compatible with the 32bit OS.

However, the case seems to be clear? don?t install it if the driver is not designed for your OS.

Regards
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Hello,

I have an issue that does not seem easy to solve. I have looked at many ghost software programs to try to achieve this but have not found one yet.

I need to move my PROGRAMS and files from my Vista 32bit machine to a new Vista 64bit machine I purchased. How can I do this?

If I cannot do this what will the performance issue be by doing a complete copy of my current 32bit os and using that on my new i7 machine?

Finally if I do transfer my 32 bit system, can I upgrade to a 64bit OS? What about when Windows 7 is available?

Thank you so much in advance - sorry about all the questions

Answer:Help Transfering PROGRAMS and Files from Vista 32bit to Vista 64bit

You can transfer your files (e.g. with the help of an USB stick or an external disk). But the programs you will have to reinstall - there is no way to transfer those form one system to another, especially not from 32bit to 64 bit.

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Hello
I need to install the 64bits version of Vista on my Notebook Satellite A100PSAARE sn:17177793Q that comes with recovery CD OEM Vista Home Premiun (32bits).

The code in the label is not suitable for the installation of the 64bits version and I want to get one that would be ok.
Do I have to buy an update to get this code? Where?
Can Toshiba provide me with the proper code?

Regards
Andrea Gasparetto

Answer:Satellite A100 - Can I use the product key from Vista 32bit for Vista 64bit

Hi

The product key on the bottom side of the notebook is an OEM key. That means it belongs to the preinstalled Vista version and can?t be used with another version that you can buy on the internet or computer shops.

So if you want another Vista version you have to buy a copy with product key from your local computer shop for example.

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Hi, I ordered my T400 with 32bit verison of Vista business but I now need to switch to 64bit version - does anybody have experience in trying it? Or do I have to buy new Win Vista 64bit?

Answer:Will Vista 32bit serial number work on 64bit Vista?

Well, just for those who are curious. I downloaded orginal 64bit vista verion from microsoft and my OEM 32bit vista code worked on it and windows are activeted now  hooray ;-)!

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I am debating on getting vista ultimate 64bit or 32bit.

Now I used xp 64bit before and had troubles installing programs on it because they were not compatable with 64 bit.

My main question about the 64 bit windows so far is, have they made it backwords compatable with the older bits, such as 32 bit, 16 bit, and so on? Because I still play some old games.

Also any pros and cons that you can mention would be helpfull. I currently have Vista home premium and am having no problems with it at all.
 

Answer:Vista 32bit, or 64bit

No, Windows x64 does not support 16-bit apps. It's never going to be re-added. 16-bit code no longer belongs in modern operating systems.

Please name some applications you could not run in XP64 that were not 16-bit applications.
 

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I just want to know which will be a better in the long run. I probably won't want to buy another operating system until Windows 7 dpending on backwards compatiblity. I just want a solid compatible OS to most software/hardware and video games.

I plan on injecting my PC with a 4Gb Mushkin 1000 Redline Kit and Possibly upgrading to a 8Gb if worth it. I plan on playing the latest games at 1024x1280 resolution since I have a 19 Inch monitor. Also will be going Quad come this August.

I have also heard of tricking your XP 32 to think theirs more then 3GB of ram.

Any help would be great.
 

Answer:XP 32BIT Vs. Vista 64BIT

You can also make your 32bit Vista think there's more than 3-3.5gb of ram, but it's better to have 64bit straight out.

I use 32bit myself, but it wouldn't be a problem for me to switch to 64bit whenever I need it.

I'd go 64bit.
 

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Im running 32Bit at the moment and think its great.

But my PC is way more than capable of running 64Bit.

What is the difference between 32 and 64??

Is it worth digging into my pocket to find the change for 64Bit??

And can 64Bit Vista run my 32Bit programs??

Thanks alot

Answer:Vista 32Bit and 64Bit

Follow this post, some of us are writing about the pros and cons of vista 32 and 64... http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...-quesiton.html

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Hi,

I've got a question.
Currently I am using a PC running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.
I am considering a Windows 7 upgrade
But about one thing I'm not sure:
Windos Vista -> Windows 7 Ultimate is no problem,
HOWEVER, is it possible to do an upgrade from an 32 to 64 bit OS?
Its no problem in the full version, but is it possible for the Upgrade version as well?
In conclusion, I want to upgrade Vista (32bit) to 7 Ultimate (64bit).
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Vista 32bit -> 7 64bit

Hi. You will need a clean install and not upgrade. Can't go from x86 to x64 or vice-versa.

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I have Home preimium 32 bit and i ordered the 64bit version because my CPU is a 64 bit so you would think it runs better right? Well i just got the 64bit version and now idk if its such a good idea. I hear 64 bit isnt good at all is this true?
 

Answer:Vista 32bit or 64bit?

This topic has been convered ad nauseum on these boards, so a simple search will turn up more than you'd care to read. Everyone's system is different. That being said, no one can answer this question fully, but you. Check your hardware and software for compatibility issues and driver availability. Most drivers I've seen have both flavors available, but don't take my word for it.
 

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because maybe its just been too long since ive formatted, but this is my first 64bit experience and all i can notice is SPEED. everything seems instant... and i mean everything....
 

Answer:is 64bit vista that much better then 32bit?

Well, keep in mind if you're using Aero interface, that will speed up the OS tremendously, because all the windows are 3d accelerated. Also, Vista SuperFetch, caches data into the ram, so programs launch faster.

The benefit I noticed in x64 is that, under load, 2 GB system can still lag quit a bit if your multitasking. Where, if you're on x64 and have 4GB of ram, even while under tremendous load, the system stays really responsive.
 

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I have a Dell XPS 410.

As many Dell owners know the CD-key for the OS is printed on the service sticker.

If I put my friends 64bit dvd in and use my Dell provided key will it recognize it?

Also if I build a new system will it work as a cd-key for a custom build non Dell system?
 

Answer:Vista 32bit to 64bit

What you're wanting to do is not allowed by the OEM license. You are licensed to use the 32bit version only, and only on the Dell it came on.
 

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Where do I go to download Vista SP1?
I received my system disc and recovery discs today and laptop is working fine now, but my previous OS was a 64 bit and this one is 32 bit. Is there a big difference or should I not worry about it? Thanks for all the past help, I'm almost past "beginner" now!
 

Answer:Vista SP1 - 32bit/64bit

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Hi all,

I am sorry if this question has been asked a lot to you, but i just want to know for sure.

Currently i am a Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit) user. I am registered to a site which offers Windows 7 Upgrades for a reduced price to students (Ultimate upgrade costs 60 euro )
However, the site gives 2 differrent items:
-> Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit) dutch Upgrade
-> Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) dutch Upgrade

As you can see i want to upgrade to 7 ultimate , which, according to MS official website, should be no problem.
However, I want to change from 32 bit to 64 bit, which requires a clean installation.
Will it be possible to run a clean installation with an Upgrade version of W7?
So can i install Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) on a computer which used to run Windows Vista (32 bit)?
Or will i encouter some difficulties?
Please help me
Thanks in advance

Answer:Vista (32bit) TO 7 (64bit)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bitquestion


Hi all,

I am sorry if this question has been asked a lot to you, but i just want to know for sure.

Currently i am a Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit) user. I am registered to a site which offers Windows 7 Upgrades for a reduced price to students (Ultimate upgrade costs 60 euro )
However, the site gives 2 differrent items:
-> Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit) dutch Upgrade
-> Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) dutch Upgrade

As you can see i want to upgrade to 7 ultimate , which, according to MS official website, should be no problem.
However, I want to change from 32 bit to 64 bit, which requires a clean installation.
Will it be possible to run a clean installation with an Upgrade version of W7?
So can i install Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) on a computer which used to run Windows Vista (32 bit)?
Or will i encouter some difficulties?
Please help me
Thanks in advance


Yes you can do a clean install with an upgrade version.
Yes, you can install a 64 bit on a computer than ran 32 bit. But check to make sure that your computer meets the required specifications.

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I went from 64bit vista to w7 32 bit. I did the clean install and was wondering if there was a need for the x86 program files? If not, how do I delete it?

Answer:Vista 64bit to W7 32bit

32bit shouldnt have a program files (x86) folder :S

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Hello, im going to go from vista home premium 32bit to home premium 64bit. will i have to do a fresh reformat? or is it a swappable upgrade like home premium going to ultimate can be?

Answer:Going from vista 32bit to 64bit Q

No you can't upgrade from 32bit to 64bit. It requires a complete reinstall.

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nice simple question.going to take the plunge and go for Vista but not sure whether 32 or 64 bit. my pc is geared up for 64bit. any advice would be grateful

Answer:vista 32bit or 64bit?

A start for you, the pros and cons. click here

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I am getting a new laptop with 4GB of ram. I am able to either install Vista Business 32bit or 64bit. Would I receive any benefit by going with the 64bit version? I have read a ton about all of the hardware and software issues about this, but my question is, will I see any performance enhancements at all with 64 over 32?
 

Answer:4GB Ram Vista 32bit vs 64bit?

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Hello, I am building a new system. I will be running vista, with these specs

samsung spinpoint 500gb hd
q6600
2gigs ddr2 800
8800gts 640mb
asus p5k wifi

I was just wondering, if 32bit or 64bit windows is better. I will also be getting the OEM version for system builders, is there any difference between that version and say the retail version?. I will also probably might be upgrading to 4gb of ram in the future if games need it. I just want to have the best OS with the best stability and features.
 

Answer:Help, 64bit or 32bit vista!

For 4GB of RAM, you'll want x64. Vista x64 also has some extra security features, and I suppose one could say its demanding of signed drivers does lead to better stability. As for OEM, I believe it can only be used on one machine, while retail can be transferred but only used on one machine at a time.
 

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Hi all, I have fianlly managed to upgrade my PC and got a new Mobo, Intel Dual Core Processor and RAM (just saving for the graphics card now!). Anyway, I never really done any research into the dual-core world so I have a couple of questions:1. Are all dual core processors 64bit, or is there a difference between DC and 64bit?2. Can Vista 32bit (or XP, since thats what I'm using atm) use both cores, or would the 64bit edition be the way to go?3. If Vista 64bit is the way to go then where can it be bought?Thanks in advance everybody,Jay

Answer:Vista 32bit or 64bit?

1) Pretty much all CPUs are now 64 bit2) 32 bit Vista (and XP) will happy use all the cores on your CPU, but this doesn't provide as much benefit as you might expect.Individual programs will only use a single core, so they won't run any faster than normal, but because different programs can use different cores, you can run more programs at once than you could on a single core.Some programs, like Photoshop, are multi-threaded, so they can make use of multiple cores to run faster.3) Don't bother with 64 bit Vista unless you need to use masses of RAM, because it needs specially written and signed drivers, some programs won't work on 64 bit versions of the OS either.The only real advantage with a full 64 bit OS is the ability to address more than 4gb of RAM.A small side note - whilst 32 bit Vista can theoretically address 4gb of RAM, that doesn't mean if you install 4gb in your new PC you will be able to see it all, for reasons that are many and varied you'll only be able to see & use about 3gb of the RAM, which makes me wonder why PC manufacturers install 4gb in new PCs but only install 32 bit Windows, thereby wasting 25% of the RAM.

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Hi, Has anyone got any suggestions and some advice on which version of Vista is better, 32Bit or 64Bit and why? My T500 has 4GB memory, but this is the maximum, at the moment, not sure if this will change when the 4GB SDIMM's will be realeased. I've currently got Vista Business edition 64Bit installed on it but I'm having issues, not sure if it's me or the software, but would like to get some input from those who have 32Bit and 64Bit version of Vista on their T500. Thanks in advance,  

Answer:Vista 32Bit or 64Bit?

Every 32 Bit OS can only address up to 3GBs of RAM. if you use more 64 BIT can address up to a couple of gigabytes of memory. So in this case the 64 bit version sounds good. It can use all the memory available. It would be therefore helpful if you could describe your issues because nobody can tell you what could be wrong unless you provide us with useful information about the software installed and when the problem occures. Cheers

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Whats the difference between a 32bit os VS a 64bit?
 

Answer:Vista 32bit VS 64Bit

http://www.hardforum.com/search.php

Sorry, gotta do it. There are like 15 other threads that are within the past 2 months and they cover a lot of ground. You're better off searching for them, going back through the past two months or so of postings, even 3 months might be better, and reading those instead of expecting everyone to start yet another one.

Search is your friend, so please use it.
 

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is it possible to run Vista 32bit & 64bit on 1 PC w/ 2 HDDs? I've ran XP w/ Vista on 1 PC with 2 HDD's, Just wondering if it's the same. If it can be done with EasyBCD or do I need a different boot loader.
 

Answer:Vista 32bit & 64bit Together?

It can be done, but what would be the point? If it's going to run on one, it will run on the other. You'd also need to own two licenses.
 

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hi, just recently got a new comp and installed windows xp 32bit home then a upgrade version of vista 32bit. I recently ordered the free copy of the 64bit version of vista. can i upgrade my current 32bit vista to 64 bit vista when i get it? will i have any problems?

btw my processor is an athlon 64 x2 dual core 5600+ processor.

any info would be great~

cheers...

Answer:32bit to 64bit vista

Unfortunately it is not possible to do an install an upgrade version of 64bit vista on top of 32 bit windows xp, however if you have a full version you can do a clean install of 64bit vista. If you do this you should have no problems.

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Have just got a Maxdata laptop with Vista basic pre-installed.Need to download canon printer drivers. How do I know which version installed? Can't seem to find it anywhere.Thanks

Answer:Vista 32bit or 64bit How do you know ?

Working of memory (not had vista long myself) its "Start" then click on control panel. You then get a list, of which one should be System. Click on that one and somewhere in there is system details, click on that and it brings up your full spec. When I start up I get a square box that has various options to click on (ie internet) at the top of the box it gives some system details (ie ram) you can expand this box by clicking on it. It may be in there as well.

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(I probably shouldve posted my other forum in this section so sorry about that) Hi. I am building a gaming rig and am trying to decide which version of vista home premium to go with. Im not sure wheter or not to get 2GB or 4GB of RAM or which os to get. I play some older games and I want them to all work. Has the driver situation in 64 bit improved much? Is there a point to getting 4GB of RAM for 32-bit? Any help is appreciated as this is my last problem before I build (im hoping to start ordering parts tomorrow).

My "to be" specs:

Case: Antec 900 ATX
CPU: Q6600 (i will probably oc it sometime to around 3GHz)
Cooling: Zalman CNPS9500 (with LED)
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Quad Silencer 750W
Mobo: ASUS P5Kn32-E SLI
Vid. Card: PNY XLR8 8800GTX
Memory: 2GB (or maybe 4GB) Crucial Ballisitx DDR2 800Mhz
Hard Drive 1: Raptor 10000RPM 150GB
Hard Drive 2: Seagate 250GB 7200RPM
DVD: Two 20x DVDRW w/Lightscribe
OS: Vista Home Premium (32 or 64 bit?)

Answer:vista 32bit or 64bit?

Please use the Search function. This question has been asked hundreds of times and the answers are all there.

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Will installing the 64bit instead of 32 cause any major gaming compatability issues? Is it too soon? Or would it be fine? I'd like to run 64bit for a couple reasons, 1 being greater than 3Gb memory support (yeah yeah over 3g isnt needed etc..) and 2nd reason is that... I don't really have another reason. Seems to me I'd just like to have the 64bit lol. I just wanted to know if there were any major known issues over the 32 right now? Thanks for any help

Answer:Vista 32bit vs. 64bit

The only problem you might run into is older hardware having driver issues and some older games not wanting to run, but thats more of a vista issue than 64bit.

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I went to Costco a couple of days ago to purchase a new laptop and found to my surprise that the better HP laptops (3 out of 5) were all 64 bit Vista OS. I was wondering if it isn't a bit early for a 64 bit OS and whether drivers would be available (other problems?). Would purchasing an older 32 bit version of Vista be wiser? I guess I am just surprised that HP would be selling so many of these in what I imagine would be one of their premiere sales outlets. Any input would be most welcome as it will be a significant investment for me. Thanks!
 

Answer:32bit vs. 64bit OS (Vista)

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I got a free copy of Vista Business through a Microsoft promotion (powertogether.com). Got it in the mail yesterday, and the license key for it is to activate the 32bit version.

My question is how do I get the 64bit version?

It is not included on the DVD, nor are there any phone numbers to call on the packaging. It specifically says there is no telephone support for this product on the back of the jacket. I followed some of the support links in the Vista section, but non linked to how to upgrade from 32bit to 64 bit.

I know I have to ask Microsoft to send me a 64bit copy, and pay something but I cannot find any information.

So anyone know where / how?

-Shawn
 

Answer:I Have Vista 32bit, how do I get 64bit?

nevermind.
 

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can i still play all the games with 64 bit vista
 

Answer:32BIT OR 64bit vista

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Hi people,

I have just taken delivery of a brand new fully loaded beast running Vista Home Premium 64bit. All is wonderful...except I have one critical piece of application software that wont run on a 64bit OS.

Fortunately I have Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit that was installed on my recently deceased laptop (originally the laptop came with XP). So in theory I have everything I need to set up a dual booting PC but I am unclear as how to do this.

Is there an idiots guide anywhere around for Vista 64 and Vista 32 dual boots? Seen plenty of XP and Vista suggestions but will the same process work?

Or are there better solutions to my problem?

Paul.

Answer:Dual Boot - Vista 64bit and Vista 32bit - How?

yes it is the same process, but in your case since it is already installed on both you will need a boot manager.

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I am running 64 bit Vista but have a client who is running 32 bit Vista. I need to troubleshoot some problems they are having with Windows Movie Maker. Can I install the Vista 32 bit MovieMaker on my PC, and if so, where can I download it. I know I can download 32 bit MovieMaker 2.6 from MS but I believe this is the XP version.

JErry

Answer:Need to install Vista 32bit MovieMaker on 64bit Vista

Why do you believe the client's problems to be related to the "bitness" of their OS and/or WMM?

I'd suggest describing the real problem (what is it that doesn't work?) so that you don't run the risk of investing effort in the wrong direction.

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this question has probably been asked numerous times, but is the 32bit ultimate serial that came with my T61P valid, if I install the 64bit version of windows with it? as in it won't randomly lock me out in 30 days or some non-sense like that.

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Ok I just received my retail copy of Vista Home Premium yesterday. I'm planning to use 64bit VIsta because I've got 4GB RAM. I was planning to order the 64bit DVD version online but was wondering if I could just burn a copy of my friend's retail Vista Ultimate DVD and install it using my current key. That way I'd save $15 on shipping/handling and be able to install now instead of waiting for the DVD to arrive.
 

Answer:Can I use my 32bit vista key with a friend's 64bit dvd?

THere should be information about this on Microsoft's site, I think all vista discs are the same and the key chooses what gets installed.
 

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How can I tell if the Vista version running on my computer is 64bit or 32bit? I tried to download and install Zone Alarm and found that Zone Alarm products won't install on Vista 64bit. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: 64bit or 32bit Vista?

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There are a few programs -such as malwarebytes- that I've seen only come in 32bit versions for windows vista.

I was wondering if someone could tell me if I can get the 32bit versions to work on 64bit or suggest alternative programs I could use instead.

I use Zone Alarm, MalwareBytes and avast antivirus on my XP computer.

-and I apologize if this is in the wrong forum-

Answer:Running 32bit on 64bit Vista

If you are talking about the free version of MBAM, then you should be okay.http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=10811

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Is it possible to purchase an upgrade from 32bit XP Home Edition to 64bit Vista Home Premium? I've heard some conflicting information on this, including on Microsoft's website.

I don't believe that I can purchase a direct upgrade between the two, but can I buy an upgrade disk to 32bit Vista and then request a 64bit disk from Microsoft?

I'm building a new computer and would like to upgrade my retail version of XP instead of buying an OEM copy of Vista if its possible.

Thanks.
 

Answer:32bit XP to 64bit Vista Upgrade?

It's tough to say without actually having a serial number to try on Microsoft's website. I'm willing to bet though, if you purchase a retail upgrade disc, you'd have the option of getting the x64 version as well.

Also, when you do purchase one, follow the sticky to do a clean, fresh install with it.
 

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If I have Vista 32-bit installed and I upgrade to Vista 64-bit will it keep all of my programs or do I have to reinstall everything and change my settings?
 

Answer:Vista 32bit to 64bit question

You can't just "upgrade" to the 64-bit version, as far as I know. It's a completely new and different installation.
 

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I am intending to instal Vista Ultimate. Currently running XP Pro which is an upgrade from NT 4.0. Can I use the upgrade version of Vista or will I have to do a clean instal? Does the retail box of Vista Ultimate contain both 32bit and 64bit versions or are they separate versions?

Answer:Vista Ultimate 32bit or 64bit?

I don't know if you can do an upgrade but I would recommend a clean install.From here ( click here ) , very well worth a read; "Tip: Windows Vista Ultimate comes with both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions in the box, on separate DVDs; purchasers of other retail 32-bit Vista versions can order the 64-bit version from Microsoft for a nominal fee."

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I hate my vista and I would like to erase the entire hard drive and install XP professional. Unfortunately, I believe the vista machine is a 64 bit processor. Will it accept Windows XP? which I believe is 32 bit.

Any down side?

Answer:Can I downgrade to Xp (32bit) from Vista (64bit)

Yes, you can. The down side is that it may took you a while to find driver for winxp.
What's your computer brand and model? You may look at the manufacturer's web site to see if there's any driver for winxp.

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I currently have Vista Home Premium 32bit installed on my computer. I am thinking of upgrading to Win7 Home Premium 64bit. What would be the best way to do this? Will my program files transfer automaticly? Should I do a clean install or just the upgrade? Would it be better to stay with 32bit Win7? I am only moderatly computer literate and would like to keep it as simple as possible. The reason I want to go to 64bit is to get more RAM for gaming. Thank you for any and all advice you can give.

Answer:Win Vista 32bit to Win7 64bit

Don't do it - unless you are damn sure that you can find x64 drivers for ALL devices - check the Device manager.

Unless the games are pure x64, they will still be limited tom the limitations set forth by x86.

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I am thinking of upgrading my Vista 32bit pc to Windows 7 64bit to make use of the full 4Gb RAM that my system has. I have 2 disks installed and one has a lot of data files on it. Can I remove the data disc (it isn't needed to run my Vista system), do a custom install of Windows 7 64 bit, reinstall all drivers and programs, then plug the data disc back in and see the data? Or do I really need to copy all this data to another humungous external drive, do the upgrade, then copy it all back again as Microsoft recommends? I guess I really am asking if the two operating systems read write data in differing formats. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Moving HDD from Vista 32bit to W7 64bit

If you unplug the second hdd everything will remain intact, when you plug it back in it will become drive D:/, then i would recommend doing a clean install of Windows 7 on the other hdd, that way there will be NO remmanents of Vista 32 bit. When you move to 64bit all drivers for sound, video and prog's will be 64bit drivers

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Hi everyone,

Great forum.

I am currently using a vista ultimate 32bit machine for Photoshop drawings. As these images can become very large (up to 4gb in size) I am using my second drive as a scratch disk which slows thing down. My system has 4 gb ram but 32 bit only sees 3gb and I would like to utilize the extra gig and maybe add a further 2 or 4 gigs in the future - hence the upgrade to vista 64bit.

Before I do, I have a few issues/queries.

1. I will buy a new hard drive to install the 64bit OS as a clean install and leave my 32bit OS on it's original disk incase it all goes horribly wrong. As I will now have three hard drives installed will this affect the installation of vista 64 bit?

Will it interfere with the 32 bit versions boot sector?.... as I may need to swap back


2. I've read that vista 64bit has problems installing with 4gb ram installed. Is this true? Seems really odd if this is the case.

3. How do I install the sata drivers for the installation to recognize the hard drives?

4. Has anyone got any important tips for installation to save me problems before I start?


Cheers in advances

Chris

System. Asus P5B deluxe, Intel 6700 processor O/C to 3ghz, 4 gb Ram, 74gb Raptor (windows vista32), 320gb HD(Storage), Nvidia 8800gts 640mb, A3 Wacom Tablet

I will add another Raptor X 150gb for Vista64

Answer:Using Vista 32bit and want to add 64bit version

Is there no one that can help me with these queries?

Thanks

Chris

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Is there anything that I need to worry about when going back to Windows XP 32bit from Vista Home Premium 64bit? I purchased a new comp with Vista on it and i'm just having to many compatibility issues right now with Vista. I figured I will give Vista another try when they release the first service pack for it. Anyway, I want to completely remove everything off of my hardrive and just start from scratch with XP 32bit. It has been a long time since I have reformated a drive and I just wanted to know if there is any steps I need to take? I only have 1 hardrive and I don't need to dual boot so I don't need to partition it correct? And I can just reformat by inserting the XP CD into the drive and booting up with it and selecting the proper option from the CD to format then install XP correct? Sorry about all the questions but it's been about 6 years since I have had to do this and there is no telling what in tech has changed over 6 years so that's why i'm asking here.
 

Answer:Going Back To XP 32bit From Vista 64bit Help

I keep all of my drives partitioned, even on single-boot setups. The reason is simple: god forbid I trash my OS and need to start over, I don't want to lose gigs upon gigs of data. I keep Windows and Program Files on my C: drive, and all of my personal files (data, music, pics... whatever) on my D: partition. That way, when I reformat/reinstall, my files are untouched. Generally, 50-100GB is plenty for the C: drive, depending on what I'm planning on using that particular build for (gaming, programming, dedicated Torrent box, etc).
 

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I currently use Vista home premium 32bit but I want to upgrade to windows 7 ultimate 64bit. I can buy an 'upgrade' pack for ?57.99 as I am a student.

However on the chart regarding upgrade it says i require a 'custom install'. Will an upgrade pack work for this or do I need to purchase the full version?

Answer:32bit Vista to 64bit 7 upgrade

Your only option in this scenario will be to perform a clean install, which is a format of the hard drive then install. Upgrading a 32 bit edition to 64 bit or downgrading a 64 bit install to 32 bit using the in-place approach is not supported.

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Hey guys, I've seen a few threads on 64 bit and 32 bit but I'd like to narrow it down to my use.

Through my school, I can get either the 32 or 64 bit version of Vista Business, and was wondering which would be best if I'm into gaming.

Is a 64-bit operating system still plagued by driver/game incompatibilities?
 

Answer:Vista Business 64bit vs 32bit

Volume said:


Is a 64-bit operating system still plagued by driver/game incompatibilities?Click to expand...

If you got a 64bit processor, there is absolutely no reason not to get a 64bit operating system to go with it, the most current up to date and well compatible operating system sporting 64bit is, Vista64.
 

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    hey,i've got a question about upgrading vista. i want to step up with my x61s from32bit vista business oem to 64bit vista. can i order any media via lenovo to do the upgrade? i've been already in contact with microsoft, but they told me to contact lenovo to give me the upgrade media for free. is there a possibility to do this? thank you for helping me!

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Hey guys!

I have just purchased a XPS M1530 from Dell with Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit edition installed. I am just wondering what the easiest way to get from 32 bit Ultimate to 64 bit Ultimate is.

Thanks for any help,

Polrek.

Answer:Vista Ultimate 32bit to 64bit

There isn't onehttp://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...5c8a701033.mspx

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guys, whats the easiest way to upgrade my Vista to 64 bit?
 

Answer:How to upgrade 32bit Vista to 64bit ?

Nom Anor said:


guys, whats the easiest way to upgrade my Vista to 64 bit?Click to expand...

Save data, boot from vista 64 disk, format (or install 64 on seperate partition for a dual boot) and install 64bit version. I'd say that's the easiest way.
 

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I have looked and looked, but can't seem to find an answer to my question. I am looking to upgrade one of my computers on my network to Vista 64bit. I have two other computers on the network, one with Vista 32bit & one with XP 32bit. I will also have a laptop with 64bit Vista that may need to connect occasionally (not that big of a deal). My question is this, if I upgrade the main computer will all of the computers still be able to interact? The computer being upgraded holds some master files (a Quickbooks company file is the main one I am concerned about), will the 32bit computers still be able to access and interact with the files even if they are on a 64bit computer?

Second question: Will files made on a 64bit computer be readable and usable on 32bit computers? I am planning on creating a QB company file on the 64bit laptop and then migrating it to the main network once I have it configured the way I want. Any reason that wouldn't work?

Thanks for any help you guys can offer.
 

Answer:Networking Vista 32bit & 64bit

first thing first, I WILL NOT ugrade to vista 64bit for many reasons, & many of those reasons are lack of drivers & software support.
the answer to the first question is yes, you can access shared files from different platforms.
the second question, If you are trying to run QuickBooks on a 64 bit version of Microsoft Vista you will most likely run into problems.
PDF files issues (QB saves invoices in PDF format) (if u are using QB 2009 & have release R7 update installed you shouldn't worry abot that anymore)
 

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If I had a copy of Vista Ultimate 32bit edition, will there be a way to send it to Microsoft and they will trade it in for the 64bit edition.
 

Answer:Vista Ultimate 32bit to 64bit

If you bought it retail it should come with 64bit disc. Im not sure but downloading the disc might also be legal because when you purchase vista you just purchase license, someone else can chime in on that. However for Vista Business I sent away for it using http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033/ordermedia/default.mspx.

Good Luck!
 

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Can I do a upgrade from a XP 32bit Machine to Windows Vista 64bit by just adding the disk, hitting intall and all that, or do I need to do a clean install when changing to 64bit.

Also, if it's just your average HP machine with a AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ with 2GB ram and a 200GB HD.. is 64bit even really needed, or should I just do 32bit. As I'm installing vista and then selling the machine to someone locally.

Thanks!

Answer:Can I upgrade from XP 32bit to Vista 64bit?

Hello Cory,

Unfortunately, it has to be a clean install when going from a 32-bit OS to 64-bit, or the other way around.

I would say ask the customer which one they prefered. 64-bit may limit what programs they can install, but could also give them a performance increase by supporting more than 3 GB of RAM if they wanted to add more in the future. Plus, all of the devices will need to have 64-bit drivers available for them as well.

64-bit: More than just the RAM

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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Which is better? Vista 32bit or 64bit? or should i stick to xp? Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Which is better? Vista 32bit or 64bit?

Vista 32 bit is better as it has better software and hardware support.
ONly upgrade to Vista if your PC is more than capable of running it.
 

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heyi just buy the w700ds but its with vista 32biti got 4 giga ram and a quadro 3700so windows show me only 2.5 gigai want to install the seven 64bitis it a problem to instell the  it ??i am talking a bout the drivers i am affried that affter i will install seven the ds will not workor the wacom wont workplease help meis there is a pack that i can install after the seven and it will install all the drivers ?yaniv  

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I have been looking for this information for a while. All the rumors drive me crazy, such as they'd be on the same dvd, or both versions will be in the box, or you'll have to call and pay a fee to have them ship the 64bit version to you.

According to the compusa website, both versions are in the box, and from how I read it.. each one is on its own dvd.

LINK: http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=342849

This line is on that page, for those not wanting to visit the page..

Note: Windows Vista Ultimate ships with 32-bit and 64-bit DVD and information on obtaining 32-bit CDs, additional fees may apply.
 

Answer:CompUSA - Vista 32bit and 64bit both in box

yeah but that is ultimate. after playing $400 i would think ms would have been nice enough to include the x64 version so customers don't have to ask them for it. prolly should do that for all of em but meh. i know customers might be too confused but all they gotta do is put in big letters on the dvd...X64 VERSION, PLEASE CHECK COMPATABILITY LIST INSIDE BOX...and then they can have a list at the time of printing which CPUs they can install it on. then they can put the same thing on the install screens even if someone tries to do it anyway. meh.
 

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I've been trying to read up on this subject for the last week, found some sites with some instructions.. First off my problem beforehand is i dont understand alot of whats being explained (im computer illiterate when comes to things like this)

Basically i wanna turn my Vista 32bit OS to a 64bit.. i know i have to do a "clean install" and thats where i get stuck.. how do i exactly do this.. everyplace i read says the instructions are simple, but uhh not for me.."do this do that" well explain how to get to that point first lol. Am i confusing anyone yet? any help on this matter that even a caveman can understand would be AWESOME!

i have a Dell Demonsions XPS 420, Vista 32bit

I wanted to put Windows 7 Ult 64bit, which im sure is the same concept as throwing in a Vista 64bit and i have the Disks for them already, just need to get the clean install going.. ty for any help

Answer:Win Vista 32bit to 64bit on Dell XPS 420 HELP!

Insert the disk, reboot and boot from cd.

You will get to select a hard drive to install the OS on, select the drive and click the delete button this will clear the hard drive. Simply proceed to install the os on the hard drive.

The install is pretty user friendly.

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I can install 32bit or 64bit Vista but I dont have any 64bit apps. Should I install 64bit anyways or just stick with 32bit?
 

Answer:64bit Vista even with all 32bit apps.

64-bit Windows would allow you the flexibility to use 64-bit apps in the future if you so wished.
 

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I Have a friend who has a Toshiba laptop. It has Vista (32bit) He wants to upgrade to W7 (64bit). He has a W7 (64bit) disc but can't get it to run. Below is his system. Does he have to completely wipe the hard drive to install the W7 (64bit) since his is a (32bit)?

Toshiba Model#
PSAFGU-02L002

Genuine Windows Vista? Home Premium (32-bit version)

AMD Turion? 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-58

1.9 GHz, 512KBx2 L2 Cache, HyperTransport? Technology @ up to1600MHz

AMD M690V chipset

Configured with 2048MB PC5300 DDR2 SDRAM (both memory slots may be occupied). Maximum capacity 4096MB
 
1.200GB (4200 RPM); Serial ATA hard disk drive

Answer:Vista (32bit) to W7 (64bit) upgrade?

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.Hopefully this Microsoft article will answer your question.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...asked-questionsBruce.

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Hi all,

Is there a price difference between the two versions? What is a good link to buy them?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Vista 32bit vs. 64bit (Pricewise)

No price difference. I got Vista Home Premium 64-bit OEM from directron.com.
 

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I am thinking about going for Vista very soon as nvidia is finalyl releasing a drive for the 7950gx2.

Should I go 32 bit or 64bit? Can I plan any new pc games on 64 bit OS? I don't play anything old and don't expect to. Does stuff like daemon tools, avg antivirus, nero burnning software all work on 64 bit OS?
 

Answer:64bit of 32bit Vista ultimate?

Mandatory "which version should I get* daily thread fulfilled.

Only you can really answer this question. You need to check into driver availability for all of your hardware, and app compatibility for all of your software. Only you know what all you have and use, so do some research and make your decision. There's no harm in going with 32 bit right now, especially if you have a compatibility issue.
 

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I'm building a pc for doing little bits of coursework but mainly for gaming. Would it be better using 64bit or 32bit??? Have there been any known errors with any games with either of them?
Thanx
 

Answer:Vista Ultimate 32bit or 64bit

32bit


... or wait 3 years, or is that 30years?



 

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I am dual-booting Windows XP Pro Corp and Windows Vista Beta 2 [32bit, build 5384]. I am running a Sempron processor, so performance isn'ta ll that great with it, but I can still use it with no problem or huge lag. I am building a new PC on Tuesday, putting in brand new hardware, featuring an Athlon X2 4200+ dual core chip. Here's the question:

I have the 32-bit version of Vista. Should I run that, or try to get the 64-bit? I know the Athlon X2 cpu is "backwards compatible" and can run both 32 and 64-bit applications, and granted all of my apps are 32bit, should I install the 64-bit version of Vista? Microsoft has closed the download section of course, and Vista can no longer be downloaded from their site. It will be heaps of trouble to get a copy of the 64-bit version, but I can do it if it's going to be worth it.

What do you all think is the best way to proceed? I think I am going to dual-boot on my new PC too, since this Vista is a beta version and all.. might as well have XP in case I need it.

Which version to run?!
 

Answer:Vista Beta 2 -- 64bit or 32bit ???

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I just got my 64 bit upgrade in the mail. Its the 20 dollar up grade version not the ultra version thats next step up fromt he premium vista.

Im gonna do a copmlete format and install of vista on my system and was wondering how i would install the 64 bit software?

Do i freshly install 32 bit then as soon as windows loads up I should install vista 64 bit?

Or should i install all my drivers for my devcise's then install 64 bit?

If this is a stupid question then im sorry i just wanna know.
 

Answer:Installing 64bit from 32bit ( vista )

Is your version an upgrade version or full retail/OEM?

If it's an upgrade version you have to install over the current install, you can install the 64bit over the 32 bit that is currently installed. If your version is a full version then you would be fine to format and can jump right into the 64. After the OS installs then go and download all your 64 bit drivers. This is what I did and I've had no problems.
 

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Sorry if this is a very noobie question but im building a new gaming rig and Im not sure which version of Vista home premium I should buy. Is the 64bit version faster? I'm reading alot of reviews that it has alot of headaches with drivers and such.
 

Answer:Window Vista: 32bit or 64bit?

The driver problems we saw with XP64 are largely resolved with Vista 64 - however, from hanging out in this forum I have read a couple cases where people had many problems with Vista 64 and no issues with the 32 bit version of Vista.

That said, there are probably 50-100 users who have posted in this forum over the last few months who have no issues at all with the 64 bit version of Vista. Again, it really does come down to driver support. With good driver support, the 64 bit version can absolutely be faster - especially if you have 4GB+ of RAM.

I personally have 3GB of memory and I'm running the 32 bit edition of Vista on a P4D 3.2GHz and couldn't be happier. It's lightning fast compared to XP -

Remember that the 4GB limit applies to ALL addressable memory. If you're using a 768MB video card, that comes out of the 4GB limit and you will be left with 3.2GB or so addressable system RAM. (some bios's / Flash ROMs count toward the 4GB limit too, although they are usually negligible compared to your video RAM).

cliffs:
3GB RAM or less, my opinion: Go 32 bit - and reinstall 64bit someday if you need to go more
4GB RAM or more, up to you, but 64 bit might be the right choice.

p.s., you didn't mention any hardcore mathematical programs you run - molecular modeling, matlab, CAD, [email protected], etc so I left out 64 bit integer precision from the discussion.
 

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hi there,
about to upgrade my ram and now realise i should have bought a 64-bit version of vista, alas i have a 32-bit copy.

Does this mean i have to purchase another copy of vista? or can i use the same serial number and use anyones disc?

second, to upgrade from 32 to 64 do i need to do a complete re-install or can i merly upgrade my os? (i fear this won't be possible)

all my components seem to say that there 64 bit compatible.

thx
 

Answer:Solved: from 32bit to 64bit vista

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I bought a computer for school, and it came preloaded with Vista, but I did not like it at first so I installed XP on it. Anyways, I decided to go back to Vista because I use it a lot at school and don't really mind it, but I noticed the disk that came with the computer is a 32-bit version of Vista, but I am using a AMD 4400+ that is 64-bit so would there be any problems using this version of vista on my machine?

Answer:Running 32bit vista on 64bit AMD?

No all new CPU's are 64 bit so you can use 64 bit OS's on them, but 32 bit will work just fine

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I  am using Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 with Vista 64bit edition. The model is 405163U. This system already came bundled with 64bit.  I also have Vista 32bit edition. Can I install Vista 32bit version on this laptop instead of 64bit? Regards Dr. Khan 

Answer:Vista 32bit vs 64bit on Y530

You can probably install vista 32, but if you have more then 3GBs of RAM then you shouldn't because the computer wouldn't be able to recongize more then 3GBs. Also, if the laptop was made to have a 64 bit operating system on it, installing a 32 bit one isn't the best thing you can do.





Ideapad Y530, P8400 @ 2.26 GHz 320 gb HDD, 4 gb RAM, nVidea 9500M 512mb VRAM.

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I am buying a new PC, and when I metioned 4GBMemory I was told that Vista Premium 32bitwould not use all of the Memory and I should have the 64 bit Vista,But will it make any diffferenceto my Software Drivers ect;. I would like toget your advice Re this. Jackthelad.

Answer:Vista 64bit or 32bit?.jackthelad

You will need 64bit drivers for your hardware and peripherals.

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Whats the diff between 32b and 64b vista?

ps. im a noob with XP for the past 7 yrs
 

Answer:Vista 32bit VS 64bit (im a noob)

I see your new, so i'll go easy. You need to learn to use the seach button for such a broad/basic question. Also, google is your friend.
http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=differences+between+vista+32bit+and+vista+64bit
 

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hi, i cannot seem to get my Printer sharing ( Using HP PSC 1610 ALL-IN-ONE). My printer is connected through usb on windows xp 32bit and want to share printer on windows 7 x64bit windows vista x32bit.
Ive set up the sharing part on xp and windows 7 side, but i cannot seem to connect it. The problem may be that whenever i click on x64 driver to install ( I click sharing in my printer (HP PSC 1610 ALL-IN-ONE ) and click additional Drivers and tick x64 and click next it prompts me to install the driver using a cd..ive tried windows vista 32bit windows xp 32bit windows 7 x64 bit..no luck).

So i try moving the printer on windows 7. It installs the drivers x64bit one, The version is HP PSC 1600 SERIES VERSION 6.1.7600.16385 installed on 64bit as it says in Administrative Tools > Print Management > Printer servers > Comp name( Local) > Drivers and it says x64 and if i wanna add a driver it still ask me for a cd when i tick x32bit driver.



Ive tried so many methods to connect my printer over lan..Local port etc nothing works.
Can someone give me instructions on how to fix this so i can share printer over my network.
Thanks


This is the part i get stuck on..when i click on x86 or x64 it ask for driver..so if my printer was ocnnected to windows 7 x64 bit i needed to install x86 so it would work on xp and Vice versa

Answer:Windows 7 64bit Printer Sharing

Sorry for double post..Ive got it workign on windows vista 32bit but not on windows 7 64BIT? Anyone try to help me?

whenever i go Network ( ON windows 7 ) i cannot see my computer that has the printer on (XP 32bit).. I only see the windows vista but i cannot look into it..it says Cannot access ***

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Hey guys, I know there's quite a few of you that participated on the vista beta and final test, I'm wondering wich ver did you guys install 32bit or 64bit? Do you think 64bit will be the new break for 64bit processing?
 

Answer:Are you guys running 32bit ver of vista or 64bit?

I just made a post in another subforum that basically says this:

AMD is still a minor player in the grand scheme of things. The two largest names in the computer industry worldwide - Intel (with the Core 2 Duo and 64 bit support) and Microsoft (with XP64 on the back burner now and Vista 64 bit versions about to drop on the public) - are now fully committed to the 64 bit computing experience.

It took time, and it'll take more time to get 64 bit computing anywhere near the kind of penetration that 32 bit computing - which has been around for what, 20+ years now? - if it ever does. The hardware penetration - meaning Core 2 Duo processors - is growing very quickly considering all the high end E-series processors Intel is selling for desktops and the Merom lines for laptops, but it'll take a considerable amount of time to get people actually using that 64 bit capability with a 64 bit OS.

It's not a matter of "if" anymore, it's just a matter of "when".

/me runs Vista Ultimate 64... FYI
 

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Hi Guys.

I am thinking of getting vista home premium for my system in my sig. Should I get the 32bit or 64bit?

Cheers
Matt

Answer:Vista Home Premium 32bit or 64bit

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Originally Posted by cub1971


Hi Guys.

I am thinking of getting vista home premium for my system in my sig. Should I get the 32bit or 64bit?

Cheers
Matt




64bit because of the processor

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The AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ is the cheapest Toledo core dual core 64 bit CPU.

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If there is anyone out there willing to trade their 64bit version of Vista Home Premium for my OEM 32bit version of Home Premium, please e-mail me at [email protected]
I need the 64bit version because my system has 8GBRAM.
Thanks.
Sven

Answer:Have 32bit OEM Vista Home Premium - Need 64bit

Sven, I'm not completly sure of this, but doesn't Microsoft allow you to upgrade your Vista for a fee?...(i.e. thru Download)?. I think I saw this somewhere within Vista. Hope this helps

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Trying to find which are the correct downloads but I have tot choose if I have Vista Premium 32bit or Premium 64bit. is it in code somewhere ?

Answer:How can I identify Vista 32bit or 64bit versions

go to control panel-system.

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Im wanting vista specifically for Crysis and Hellgate (Direct X10). Later other games. Ive got XP on two 150gig raptors and Im putting vista on two 150gig raptors (both raid0).

My question is which version (32bit or 64) will these games be built around? I need to know so I know which version so install.

Thanks.

Tom
 

Answer:Crysis and Hellgate, 32bit or 64bit vista???

Most probably 32 bit is my bet.

Wait for other opinions though.
 

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I am going to get Windows Vista Ultimate for sure.

Here's my question. Does Vista come in both 32 bit and 64 bit, as an option, or are both included on the same DVD? Also, what would you recommend, to get the 32bit or 64 bit? I'm sorta swaying toward 64, since it is a new OS, and development of drivers are going to be on par with 32 bit, since they were developed together.
 

Answer:Windows Vista Ultimate (32bit, 64bit, both???)

Yep, I think 64 bit would be a good choice, but if you don't like it, you can always reformat and go 32 bit...
 

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Yea so what do you guys think i should get i was wanting vista but i heard that it be crashing in alot of games show me the light please planning to order Saturday.

Answer:Should i get XP Pro 32bit or Vista Home Premium 64Bit?

Vista doesn't crash a lot. It's tough for a product to get out of a bad light with the misinformed public when it was so riddled with errors when it was first released. All those errors have since been ironed out and it is extremely stable.

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*Note* the first bit is just dosent need to be read, you can skip down to the question!

Two weeks ago i got vista ultimate 64 bit, and as an OS its amazing- i couldnt ask for more it looks absolutely amazing, preformance is amazing, its secure, stable (NEVER freezes with standard use), and was very easy to install (I dont get what everyone is bitching about...) , Windows even automaticly found all my hardware and installed the drivers for me, set the os at the correct resolution before i even logged in, AND found my wireless network and AUTOMATICLY CONNECTED TO IT! A task that took my dad THREE DAYS to do manually in XP (im not even kidding it really took him three days before he figured out how to trick it into working).

Anyway i realize i look like a M$ underground add campaign but i just really like the os. (and only had to pay 45 bucks for vista ultimate it and 50 bucks for office 2007 ultimate through my uncle who does accounting for M$, so it dosent feel like my money is being sucked from my pockets even though its like that for everyone else)

Of course a fully functional os that good WAS to good to be true, there is one part where vista just completely fails... GAMING

All of the games that ran at 30-60fps in XP with 4xaa and 8xaa run at a good 10-15fps in vista, most being unplayable with the exeption of old games like UT2004, which run OK but still freeze up every 10 seconds as if im playing F.E.A.R at max settings and soft shadows or something.

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Answer:Need help! Can you switch from 64bit vista to 32bit after installation?

Yes you can switch, but you have to do a full reinstall. As long as you're not installing a second copy anywhere, then you're not using a second license. Its the same license as before. When you go to reactivate, it may say the copy is in use. Go with the phone route and explain what you did to someone who doesn't trust you and can hardly understand anything you say. That has already happened to me with some minor hardware changes , and I was able to get my copy reactivated after 30 minutes of being quizzed like someone who took his ipod on an airplane flight and accidentally flushed it in the toilet! =)
 

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I tested Vista for MS and got Ultimate. They allowed me to download both 32 & 64 bit versions but of course, I can only use one.
I built a rig with XP Pro and plan to dual boot soon but am not convinced yet that 64bit is the way to go.
Opinions welcome.
 

Answer:Opinions needed 32bit or 64bit Vista

You are the only one who will be ale to answer that question. Them amount of system memory you have makes up a big part of the decision. Also, you need to check driver availability for your hardware, and application compatibility for the programs you use. Once you complete those steps, you'll know which one to go with.
 

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