Information and Difference Between Windows 7 x64 and x86 Versions

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What is Windows 7 X64 version and windows X86 versions?

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Information and Difference Between Windows 7 x64 and x86 Versions

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Hello,

 

X64 and X86 are the two type of processor architecture and X86 stand for 32 bit windows and X64 stand for 64bit of windows.

Every edition of windows 7 comes with these two types

X86 windows 7 edition should install on computers with older processors such as Pentium 4.

X86 Windows 7 Editions does not support more than 4GB RAM.

In addition you can install windows 7 X 86 editions on computers running with x64 processors.

But you can’t install X64 editions of windows on computers running with X86 processor architecture.

 

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John Major.

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Information and Difference Between Windows 7 x64 and x86 Versions

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These are two kinds of processor type. There are two kinds of processors: 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64). For this, two kinds of windows are available. If you have 32-bit processor, you have to use Windows 7 32-bit version and if you have 64-bit processor, you have to use Windows 7 64-bit version.

There are huge differences between these two versions.

32-bit (x86)

This is the most common version. It is easy to use. Most of the software we use are generally made for 32-bit version. Almost every software runs in 32-bit version

64-bit (x64)

This is a rare version. Very few people use 64-bit processor and 64-bit windows version. Just only a few software can be run in this version. Though it is speedy than 32-bit, but it is not popular.

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Information and Difference Between Windows 7 x64 and x86 Versions

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Hi Jack Hope,

X86 is a 32-bit platform, and x64 is a 64-bit platform.

32-bit and 64-bit have a connection with the way CPU handles data. The 32-bit system handles large amount of RAM less effective than 64-bit system. 32-bit system can support maximum 3.2G RAM while 64-bit system can support maximum 192GB RAM. Therefore, 64-bit system requires your hardware have to be strong enough to install.

In general, requirements for windows 7 are:

Windows 7 32-bit: 1GHz IA-32 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB HDD (free space), DirectX 9 graphic processor, DVD-ROM drive (optional)

Windows 7 64-bit: 1GHz x86 or x64 processor, 2GB RAM, 20GB HDD (free space), DirectX 9 graphic processor, DVD-ROM drive (optional)

Hope this help

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