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    Default Just wondering who is using Win 7 x64

    So.... how many of you changed to Win 7 already and using 64bit?

    Im thinking of going to x64 but need to understand and know more if some programs are working fine on x64 system.

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    Default Re: Just wondering who is using Win 7 x64

    nice!

    Can i ask if it support these program?

    PPStream
    itunes
    winamp
    real player
    camtasia (if u have one)
    Flock (browser)
    Tweetdeck (for twitter)

    Can't think of other small programs now.. =(

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    Default Re: Just wondering who is using Win 7 x64

    nice!

    Can i ask if it support these program?

    PPStream - Not Sure
    itunes - Yes
    winamp - Yes
    real player - Yes
    camtasia (if u have one) - Not Sure
    Flock (browser) - Not Sure
    Tweetdeck (for twitter) - Yes

    Can't think of other small programs now.. =(
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    If I'm not wrong, all 64bit O/S can support 32bit programs. So technically all programmes that work as 32bits can work on 64bit. The only problem with Windows 7 is that they are different at core with XP, but if you're carrying over programs that you use on Vista, you're good to go even if they are 32bit. Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not a IT expert.

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    Default Re: Just wondering who is using Win 7 x64

    According to my pal, he mention not all 32bit can work on 64bit. For e.g. Chrome browser.

    Phoakm - is it Winamp standard you mentioning?

    Can't wait for the Win 7 (64bit)

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    btw i yet to install win7
    the disc had been lying there for 2 weeks

    so wonder if i should go 32/64
    my specs is 4G ram Core 2 6600 @ 2.4 Ghz

    i just hope the linksys usb wireless adapter can work well with win 7
    cos is giving my lots of connection problem with vista

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    Default Re: Just wondering who is using Win 7 x64

    Download and install Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor here.

    The software will check for you for any compatibility issues (software/hardware) your PC will encounter if you wish to proceed with installing Win 7.

    Eliminates guesswork.

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    chrome browser works on x64

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenieadi View Post
    Download and install Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor here.

    The software will check for you for any compatibility issues (software/hardware) your PC will encounter if you wish to proceed with installing Win 7.

    Eliminates guesswork.
    nice. thanks and appreciate!

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    Default Re: Just wondering who is using Win 7 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by josho View Post
    According to my pal, he mention not all 32bit can work on 64bit. For e.g. Chrome browser.

    Phoakm - is it Winamp standard you mentioning?

    Can't wait for the Win 7 (64bit)
    Apologies, I though is the MS win player. I do not have the software.
    If you want to see the performance of Win 7 64 bit. You can visit me.
    Anyway, your place so near my area. Give me a PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josho View Post
    According to my pal, he mention not all 32bit can work on 64bit. For e.g. Chrome browser.

    Phoakm - is it Winamp standard you mentioning?

    Can't wait for the Win 7 (64bit)
    Chrome works perfectly on Windows 7 64bit. I've been using with my Windows 7 64bit Professional Edition from the start till date.
    P e r s p e c t i v e

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    Have Camtasia Studio 6 and working fine on Win 7 64Bit.

    ../azul123

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    Default Re: Just wondering who is using Win 7 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    Apologies, I though is the MS win player. I do not have the software.
    If you want to see the performance of Win 7 64 bit. You can visit me.
    Anyway, your place so near my area. Give me a PM.
    That's very nice of you man. Appreciated. Not nice to trouble you in person tho. Better to ask and find out more.

    Going to get the Win 7 real soon.

    Win 7 does not support PPStream program, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    Have Camtasia Studio 6 and working fine on Win 7 64Bit.

    ../azul123
    Sweetness!

    Thanks Yoh for the input!

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    Default Re: Just wondering who is using Win 7 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by greenieadi View Post
    Download and install Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor here.

    The software will check for you for any compatibility issues (software/hardware) your PC will encounter if you wish to proceed with installing Win 7.

    Eliminates guesswork.
    Hoho... it seem like it only detect and scan C drive. I had most of the program installed to another drive.

    Damn it, my printer do not have x64bit support! (As stated in the Upgrade Advisor)

    But I went to HP6500 E709a, it have the Win 7 64bit driver. So it can be *not-so* accurate.
    Last edited by josho; 20th November 2009 at 11:43 PM.

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    You will only get any advantage out of using the 64bit OS if you have 4Gb or more of RAM. The 32bit OS can't effectively use more than approx 3.5Gb of RAM - the 'addressing limit' is 4Gb, but the application can't use all that, Windows needs a bit for it self. By going 64bit, the application/OS can make better use of the >4Gb RAM.

    If you have less than 4Gb of RAM, using Win 64 is possibly even slowing you down.

    In theory any 32bit application should work on the 64bit OS as it has a complete 32bit compatibility layer - but again if all your apps are 32bit, you are just adding overhead.

    The problems with 64bit windows have more been related to driver issues, not applications - many bits of hardware still don't have 64bit drivers.

    There are probably very few applications 'out there' compiled for Win64. One of the guys at work wanted to try his CAD program on 64bit (his models were getting too large and won't fit in the 32bit memory space), only to find the CAD vendor wants more money to 'upgrade' our licence to 64bit. The guys using Matlab are moving to it, as our licence is 'all platforms', but the heavy users are mostly running Matlab on 64bit Ubuntu Linux, not Windows.
    It's our CAD guys who don't have the Linux option who are itching for 64bit.

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    I'm using it, works beautifully!
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
    my flickr - adamloh.com

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    Default Re: Just wondering who is using Win 7 x64

    Thanks all for the input! Most likely going for x64 since my ram is 4gb now. Apps that is not x64 supported, too bad lo. heh!

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    Just read that it doesn't work with Nikon Scan
    So I can't scan until they update!
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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