Windows 7 64 bit…are you ready to take the plunge?

Windows 7 64 bit…are you ready to take the plunge?

I am usually an early adopter of technology. My profession and position make it necessary to be on the bleeding edge of many new technology services and products to gain the expertise to implement them for our clients. One exception to this trend has been Windows 7 64 bit. I have been on Windows 7 32 bit for over 2 years and have resisted the move to Windows 7 64 bit. Even though most of the Windows Servers we have installed are 64bit most of the desktops have been 32 bit installations. There is nothing wrong with staying on Windows 7 32bit for most users. But for me the early adopter, gadget freak, technology geek, I needed more. Typically I have 8 to 10 internet explorer windows open on not 2, but 3 desktop screens. I use Outlook, Word, Quickbooks, and many additional programs all at the same time. It was amazing to see how much of my resources Iexplore (internet explorer) had allocated for itself on my old PC.

The biggest limitation for me on Windows 7 32bit was the amount of memory you can use with it. It is limited to 4 GB. While 4 GB is not bad I needed more than 4 GB to run my programs efficiently, and that is why I just upgraded to the new Intel  I7 Quad core processor with 16 Gb of ram. The conversion wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be because I used the built in Windows 7 Easy Transfer program. All of my shortcuts, favorites, documents and IE tweaks came across with ease. I still had to reinstall most programs but now I am running Windows 7 64 bit computer with 16 GB of RAM and programs are popping up much more quickly.

So if you are one of those people that need your PC to be amazingly fast, check out Window 7 64 bit for additional resources needed to
run todays applications, multitask and even run multimedia applications at explosive speeds.

There is however one problem I wanted to report to you. It did not have to do with Windows 7 64 bit, it had to do with Office 2010 64 bit. I figured I had Windows 64 bit and I should run Office 2010 64 bit, but to my surprise my link to scan to email from my printer no longer would work with Outlook 2010 64 bit. So I unistalled Office 2010 64 bit and went back to Office 2010 32 bit and I am much happier with my overall set-up.

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