What version of windows 7 to buy for a new MacBook Pro?64 or 32Bit?


vectus

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If I were you I would do some research on the differences between 32 and 64 bit. There is no reason to stay with 32-bit. You won't necessarily get any gigantic performance gains with 64-bit either, but at least you will be ready for the future.
 

Airforcekid

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If I were you I would do some research on the differences between 32 and 64 bit. There is no reason to stay with 32-bit. You won't necessarily get any gigantic performance gains with 64-bit either, but at least you will be ready for the future.
Ive read that almost all programs that were designed for 32bit work in 64bit like rocket dock works but says its not supported is it true or will most not function right or at all?
 

vectus

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Ive read that almost all programs that were designed for 32bit work in 64bit like rocket dock works but says its not supported is it true or will most not function right or at all?
Windows 7 64 bit runs 32 bit programs just fine. I have only heard of some CAD programs not working (because of the installer, not Windows).
 

Patrick J

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Some programs have not been updated to work with 64 bit. Generally these programs have been discontinued, and there are alternatives around.

If, for your work or business, you need one of these apps, obviously you should choose 32bit version. If not, I say go for 64bit
 

cjacks68

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If you have, or are planning on getting, 4gb of RAM then 64 bit is the choice for you.