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9247Re: [NTO] Do I have a 64 bit system?

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  • Dave
    Oct 7, 2012
      Windows loads everthing into ram first .
      If you did not have so many programs using ram it may run faster, you need
      more ram.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Alec Burgess" <buralex@...>
      To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2012 12:56 PM
      Subject: Re: [NTO] Do I have a 64 bit system?

      > Lotta:
      > You didn't say how much memory you have. AFAIK anything in excess of 3-4
      > GB is wasted on WinXP-32bit.
      > Maybe it would make sense to upgrade your OS to Win-7, add memory and
      > see how you like it then? From Googling I think the price is somewhere
      > sub-$150 here, not sure about Europe.
      > On my WinXP 32bit system (w/3GB) doesn't have that upgrade possibility
      > doesn't exist. Because I like to have so many programs tray resident and
      > run a bunch of others semi-permanently I have regular problems with slow
      > response time.
      > Unless you have similar problems it might not be worth the bother though.
      > On 2012-10-06 19:44, loro wrote:
      >> Alex Plantema wrote:
      >> >The 64 bit version of Windows XP was introduced much later than the
      >> >32 bit version,
      >> >there is only a professional version and only in English, and 64 bit
      >> >drivers were hardly available.
      >> >So it was actually of limited use.
      >> >This was also a problem for Vista, its successor.
      >> Aha, Home is always 32 bit. That explains things. I actually chose
      >> that myself, because of the price difference, but it was also what
      >> the guy suggested. English is good though. I had to fight to get
      >> Windows in English too (he couldn't find the English CD). I hate
      >> dealing with two languages at the same time and also that keyboard
      >> shortcuts differ depending on the language of the program I use, so I
      >> get everything in English.
      > --
      > Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)
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