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Will 32 bit Vista work OK?

By neil_ski
Feb 2, 2007
  1. Hey

    I just bought a Toshiba with Core Duo 2 processor and a Vista 32 bit system.

    A friend recommended that I get a 64 bit system. I believe the Cor Duo is 64 bit, but I just realized I have Vista 32 bit after I loaded my printer driver.

    Since I am not a gamer and only really want to use it for some typing, photo editing and cd burning, should I really give a rat's azz?

    I sense that this is one of those "if a tree fell on a mime in the woods, would anyone care?" type of situations.

    Thanks
    -Ski
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    You are likely better off with 32bit. I think the time for 64bit OSs is still a ways away. The only thing they do better (for us) is handle more RAM. Unless you planning on running more than 4 gigs of RAM in your system you are fine for a few years.
     
  3. neil_ski

    neil_ski TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47


    Good to know. That's a relief. I thought the store pulled a fast one on me.
    Thanks, I appreciate the help.

    -Ski
     
  4. Surkitz

    Surkitz TS Rookie Posts: 145

    Did that toshiba come pre-loaded with vista? if not, why get vista so soon? XP is fine. I think vista is supposed to be designed to work best in the 64bit environment.
     
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