32 bit vs. 64 bit

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Stackman93, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Stackman93 macrumors newbie

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    I just recently got a macbook pro. I have the new 15' macbook pro with the i7 and 4gb of RAM. I have 2 questions.

    If i install windows on my macbook through bootcamp, should i run 32 bit or 64 bit windows 7?

    Also, how easy it to take the windows OS off and unpartition the hard drive should i ever want to remove it?
     
  2. Yumunum macrumors 65816

    Yumunum

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    I want to know the answer to the first question too.

    I can answer the second though - it's easy. Bootcamp Assistant > erase windows partition > warnings > done. Those aren't the exact wordings but you'll see when you do it. I had to erase my partition on the fly once and it was SO easy I couldn't believe it.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    You should run 64 bit...

    Unless you have a compelling reason to run 32 bit, app compatibility, 2 GB of RAM, you will mostly run in a VM, etc....

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  4. maflynn Moderator

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    At this stage 64bit is your best bet. There's no real reason to go the 32bit route unless you have under 4gig ram.
     

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