32 or 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate on MBP 2011?

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  1. KidZgOtMac macrumors regular

    KidZgOtMac

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    Which one should I install? I've searched the topic but I have not seen a clear and simple answer to the questions with cons and pros just a bunch of words that don't add up to something concrete. Fall semester is coming up and I'm still confused and undecided on which one to install.
     
  2. parapup macrumors 65816

    parapup

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    If you have 4Gb RAM and dont have any software that needs 32bit Windows 64bit would be the right choice.
     
  3. KidZgOtMac thread starter macrumors regular

    KidZgOtMac

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    What exactly is the software? Examples please...
     
  4. parapup macrumors 65816

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    What programs do you plan to use? Browser, email, Photoshop etc. Most of the programs work great on 64 bit windows but some special ones don't although they are not common. It sounds like you are going to be fine with 64 bit but check this link to verify whatever you are planning to use works with 64 bit Win.
     
  5. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    64 bit if you have 8 GB RAM. Only install 32 bit if you are low on disk space.
     

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