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Games and stuff will work okay on 64 bit won't they?
Well, except for the fact that Windows seems to think I have 32gb of RAM, of which only 3gb is usable. The reason I upgraded in the first place was to get the use of all 4gb, bloody hell.
As below - is this a clean install?
I had some issues with my AC97 Realtek drivers at first but the latest drivers sorted it out.
SoundBlaster Live! Really old soundcard
Yeah when I upgraded to Vista x64 I'm pretty sure I discovered I was completely fucked on that front. To be fair I got mine about 10 years ago. It had a Live Drive II bay as well that was pure SEX for music stuff. Oh well, it's in my old PC that I've left with mum.
I know I lost some of the controls at that stage. I think I just didn't even bother trying to use it with Vista...
I'd downloaded the x64 drivers which for some reason didn't work so I presumed I was fucked. But no just the plain Windows 7 drivers work YAYYYY.
I don't think I've found anything that fails apart from an old version of Photoshop.
Oh and my soundcard/webcam drivers seem to have issues with Skype sometimes. Meh.
Not sure about the memory thing. I'll check if my 4GB is being used.
There used to be a 3GB switch thing for older windows so I investigated it here:
Note the comment from someone: 'You can't "upgrade" to 64-bit though - it needs to be a clean install.'
Was this an upgrade or a clean install? Never upgrade Windows regardless, in my view. ALWAYS a clean install.
4GB of RAM or upwards.
I'm very happy with Win7 x64. I used it 95% of the time for gaming and have only had problems with RCT1 so far (so I just played 2) and most issues are fixed with some fiddling in the compatibility settings.