64 bit windows on Core duo 2?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mjbooij, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. mjbooij macrumors newbie

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    I have ordered a core duo 2 MPB. Do I need a 64 bit version of windows if I would like to run windows with bootcamp? Will a 32 bit version also work?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    x86-64 bit processors run 32-bit code just fine.
     
  3. drval macrumors member

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    While it is largely true that 32-bit programs will run fine in the 64-bit version of Windows, this is not univerally true. Some times the drivers for particular pieces of hardware that interface to a particular program, have not yet been implemented. My recommendation would be to NOT use the 64-bit version of Windows at this time unless you specifically know that all of your Windows applications are actually supported in the 64-bit version. The software developer shold be able to give you that information.
     
  4. sulhaq macrumors regular

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    Also many drivers from the Mac Windows drivers CD that Bootcamp burns for you won't work on the 64 bit version.
     
  5. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    The 64 bit version of Windows would run, but in reality the 32 bit version of Windows is much more reliable, and would also run just fine.
     

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