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Solved: can i run 64 bit windows 7 on 32 bit processor.??

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by nesh96, Mar 28, 2011.

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  1. nesh96

    nesh96 Thread Starter

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    hey .. i currently hav windows xp pro 32 bit and i have decided to go for windows 7 ... But should i go for 32 or 64 bit windows 7?
    i really wanna go for 64 bit since it supports more RAM but the problem is i am running 32 bit processor....:(
    here are some of my system specs ...
    128 mb intel graphics card.
    2gb ram..
    gigabyte 945g motherboard..
    i have checked compatibility with windows 7 upgrade advisor and everything seems fine...
    if i install 64 bit windows 7 on my 32 bit processor what will be the consequences... plz help...
     
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    Have you confirmed there are Windows 7 drivers for all the devices in your computer?

    Too many people have learned this the hard way after making the upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.

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    What's the complete model number of that Gigabyte motherboard? It should start with GA-945G.

    Also advise what revision number it is.

    I'm guessing at this point that it has an Intel 945G chipset.

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  5. nesh96

    nesh96 Thread Starter

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    yep i know im running 32 bit.... i typed msinfo32.exe and found out that both processor and os were 32 bit.....
    and my motherboard is intel(R) 82945G express chipset family>flavallee
     
  6. TerryNet

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    When you buy Windows 7 you get both 32- and 64-bit installation DVDs. So, you can easily try the 64-bit one. I'm very sure that you will discover within minutes or less that it will not attempt to install on a 32-bit machine. Even if it did install on a 32-bit machine it would be unable to do anything that the 32-bit version doesn't.
     
  7. Zack14923

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    may b your processor is EM64T supported... like mine..... so it can run 64 bit windows...
    if the info bout your pro was here it wub be easier for all to give u the answer needed!!
     
  8. flavallee

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    That's not the description of the motherboard. That's the description of the Intel 82945G integrated graphics controller.

    Here is the graphics driver for Windows 7(64-bit).

    Here is the graphics driver for Windows 7(32-bit).

    Now you need to determine if there's Windows 7 drivers for the sound device and the wired/wireless network adapter(s).

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  9. nesh96

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    thnx for replies guyz...!!! dat helped a ,lot!! :)
     
  10. Elvandil

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    You won't run anything 64 on that machine. You'll be lucky if 7/32 supports your hardware.

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