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Win 7 HOme 32 bit or 64 Bit?

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I am buying a budget system just 4G RAM, 500G hard drive, Intel dual core 2.7 Is 32 bit WIN 7 more appropriate or 64 bit? Both are offered. Not a gaming pc. A heavy user of MS Publisher
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Personal preference here, go for the 64bit version it is more secure
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If you want use of all 4 gigs of memory you need a 64 bit OS.
32 bit will only use 3.5 gigs at best.
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Hi Janis,

It really comes down to personal preference. It looks like your processor will be able to handle the 64-bit no problem. If you're looking for a few resources, I'd check out this article from the Windows website explaining the difference between the two. Could help you make your decision.

Source: http://windows.micro...-64-bit-windows

Let us know what you end up deciding.

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