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retail 32 bit over 64 bit


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stark ravings

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I have a cyberpower machine that came with 64bit vista. I have ordered a 32bit retail version. I have a few questoins:
1) Would it be hard to just stomp the 64bit version?
2) Could I dual boot them?
3) Since I ordered the 32bit version, I have managed to stabalize the 64 bit version, would you change them? Opinions.
4) I want subjective answers to this question: What would you do and why? Remember, I want subjective answers here I will consider none to be rambling:)

I like the idea of having 64bit but have run into many problems with compatibility
I have the premium version of 64 and ordered premium 32 retail. I know this topic has been brought up before. I didn't really learn much from the ones that I found. I ask mainly because I want to know what problems I may face trying to install new windows over the os that came with my machine. All of the stuff I have found is kinda old, so anything more to add since Febuary is nice. I realize some may have changed their minds on this and am looking for their input.

Edited by stark ravings, 15 February 2008 - 04:12 PM.

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Neil Jones

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1) no.
2) If you really wanted to, yes.
3) Depends entirely on what you're doing with the computer.
4) Okay.

You won't have problems but I dare say it will insist on wiping the machine. You'll also have to load all the drivers and Windows security patches updates again as well.
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Ok, I know in 4 I said to go ahead and ramble. But comeon, isn't that a little much:)
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