Advice, which Windows7?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Nordichund, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Nordichund macrumors 6502

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    As a student I am able to install Windows 7 on my machines. I have an 2008 Mac Pro and early 2008 MBP. Can anybody advise me on whether I should install Windows Professional x64 or x86 on my machines?

    Thanks!
     
  2. After G macrumors 68000

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    How much RAM on your computers?

    I'd recommend 32 bit for 3 GB or less, 64 bit for 4 GB or more.
     
  3. Nordichund thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers After G
     
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I'd recommend installing the 64-bit version on both. The 64-bit version uses a little more RAM, but it has speed-ups in some areas that make it worth using when given a choice.
     
  5. ymarker macrumors member

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    If you're running bootcamp AND have 4gb or more mem, yep go far 64bit win 7. Else stick to 32bit.
     

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