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Laptop that is 64-bit?

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by pdude, Dec 19, 2010.

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  1. pdude

    pdude Thread Starter

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    Going to buy a laptop that is supposedly 64-bit. I see many listed the the laptop coming with Windows7 64-bit so I'm assuming the hardware must be 64-bit since I need to wipe out Windoze to put a linux OS on it. Rather than looking up the processor in the datasheet in evaluating these laptops, is that a correct assumption? If it supports 64-bit for Windows7 then it's a 64-bit machine?

    I'm sure it is, but figured easier to doublecheck with the xperts.:)
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Yes.
    Also , a 64 bit computer will run 32 bit operating systems,
    but not the other way around.
    32 bit systems will not run a 64 bit operating system.
    So you should have no problem running 32 or 64 bit linux
    depending on supported hardware.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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