windows 7(64 bit) compatibility

Posted on 2011-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
for those who are using windows 7 64 bits, can you share with me your experiences? for example do u have any problem with your :

1: old USB devices.
2: softwares
3: games
4: Steam
5: and etc...

I heard lot of people roll back to 32 bit because of nightmare...

Question by:binary_1001010
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    I have found Windows 7 64 bit to be relatively fine without too many issues.  Drivers in general tended to be somewhat tough to find for some printers and other peripherals, but that seems to be less and less of a problem.  

    I have had to scrap an older scanner because there was no 64 bit driver.

    Most software will install and work fine and I haven't really run into any problems so far that way.
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    I have seen loads of problems but recently things have strated to change for instance my laptop display driver wouldn't load it crashed windows all I could do is use vga mode
    but at last I managed to get a 64bit nvidia driver that worked

    so if your concerned google search and see if there is a 64bit driver for your hardware

    you can use xp mode which is a virtual pc xp from m$ which is 32bit xp
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    I have windows 7 64 bit ultimate on all my pc ( 2 workstations , 1 netbook and 1netpc ) all my hardware work fine with all my pcs, have some old usb 1 device, no problem with it. )

    the only issue I had is with StarCraft 1, but there is a fix on the web.

    for me windows 7 64 bit is one of the most stable OS Microsoft made,  around me, everyone is loving it.

    the other issue I eard of is a Audio professionnel aquisition card, but it took my friend 10 minutes to found a fix on the WEB.

    hope that help

    note : and you can always found help on specific problem on experts-exchange  ;)
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    Running x64 on my laptop (used for web/application programming, IT support, virtualization, general everyday poweruser stuff, old/new games), on my wife's PC (photographer, graphic design, old/new games), and 6 PC's at work, and I have yet to encounter a single problem that was related to it being 64-bit (some software does not run right on Windows 7, but because it is Windows 7, not because it is 32 or 64-bit).
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    binary_1001010--You can see from the above posts that using Win 7 64 bit generally is not a problem.  If you have very old existing software and hardware you wish to use, see the compatibility lists
    Most all 32 bit software will run on 64 bit Win 7, and if not, you still may be able to run it in Compatibility Mode

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