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Windows 8 x64 only?

  1. #81


    United States
    Posts : 104
    Windows 7 Pro. x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudfood View Post
    Surely it's all about the driver and application support. The 64-bit OS has been around for years yet how many apps natively support 64-bit? Not even the latest version of Office (2007) has a 64-bit version. I think that while a change is necessary it takes more than just Microsoft to embrace it and developers don't seem that keen at the moment.
    Office 2007 is also, what? 3 years old? (lol) Office 2010 will have a 64-bit version.

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  2. #82


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    But Office 2007 works at least on Win7 64bit. Some other programs don't.
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  3. #83


    India
    Posts : 285
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    if win8 would be x64 only, then a lot of free programs which has only 32bit version will be lost.
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  4. #84


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
    Office 2007 is also, what? 3 years old? (lol) Office 2010 will have a 64-bit version.
    Yep, Office 2010 does have 64-bit version, I've been using the beta since it came out on TechNet. It's great.


    Quote Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
    if win8 would be x64 only, then a lot of free programs which has only 32bit version will be lost.
    I'd bet a lot more free 64-bit programs will be coming out this year.
    This is one of the reasons the 64-bit rumors (?) are leaked, giving all the software companies a heads up.
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  5. #85


    Provo, Utah
    Posts : 111
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Actually Paul Thurrott is in agreement, that a 64-bit only version of Windows 8 would be good.
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  6. #86


    India
    Posts : 285
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
    Actually Paul Thurrott is in agreement, that a 64-bit only version of Windows 8 would be good.
    He is a unique guy.
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  7. #87


    Provo, Utah
    Posts : 111
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    The main thing is, there is no really inherent benefit of x64 other than the RAM issue that makes 64-bit only a obvious upgrade.

    Though with virtually every PC being sold today (if you're going to spend more than $550) being sold with 4gb of RAM, it is a most likely scenario that x64 only versions will be coming along soon, as x32 will be obsolete.
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  8. #88


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
    The main thing is, there is no really inherent benefit of x64 other than the RAM issue that makes 64-bit only a obvious upgrade.

    Though with virtually every PC being sold today (if you're going to spend more than $550) being sold with 4gb of RAM, it is a most likely scenario that x64 only versions will be coming along soon, as x32 will be obsolete.
    Very true. I just bought a $500 Gateway laptop and it came with 4GB and 64bit. I was not amused because I would have preferred a 32bit with 3GBs. But that species seems to have died out.
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  9. #89


    Hey Y'all,
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  10. #90


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