Re: Should I install 64-bit OS
I have just taken the laptop out of the box ... so I've done nothing to it
(ie haven't run Upgrade Advisor). I was looking for advise on 32 vs 64 bit
.... not any system smarts at this stage.
"Charles W Davis" wrote:
> Forget about the system having the "smarts to determine it is ok for my
> hardware platform. At this stage no way! Have you downloaded and run the
> Microsoft Upgrade Advisor? It is the program that has the "smarts" that you
> are looking for.
> "Nick" <Nick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I have recently purchased a HP nx9420 with 2G RAM. When I turned on the
> > computer for the fist time, it asks me to select between "English Windows
> > Vista Business Edition (x64)" or "English Windows Vista Business Edition".
> > My natural instincts are to go for the x64 .. because I presume the system
> > has the smarts to determine it is ok for my hardware platform.
> > I intend to install a limited number of apps:
> > - Office Professional 2007
> > - Adobe Reader
> > - Adobe Professional 8.0 (although I'm having lots of problems with it on
> > my
> > XP since Adobe provided an upgrade to 8.1 ... there is a long discussion
> > group on an adobe forum on that one!!)
> > - Some printers and scanners
> > - Blackberry desktop
> > The AV I will be using is NOD32.
> > I'd be interested in any thoughts, tips, etc.
> > Thanks in advance.