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Hello,

Due to network/software compatibility of the software to be install, we been forced to use a
32bit version of Win7 to run MS-SQL .  I have big  concerns about the performance of this applications and wonder if there is any way I can "trim" or "slim" down win7 to use resources more efficiently.  So far im planning on removing applications such as >games, fax, media center. etc.  Any advice is greatly appreciated.

thanks

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The only benefit to the 64 bit version is the amount of RAM you can access.  If you load the machine with the maximum accessible RAM then SQL will run just fine on 32 bit Windows.

Removing games and fax might free up disk space, but those applications would need to be running to actually slow down the computer.

Make sure you have all up to date drivers and put the max RAM and fast hard disks and you will probably not see any difference in the performance of 32 to 64 bit Windows.
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So what r you telling me is that the  processor power on the 32 is equal to the 64 ?  and 32 processes data as fast as 64 ?


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64 bit has a larger memory address, but a 32 bit processor running at the same GHz as a 64 bit is likely to produce the same performance on SQL server.
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cool, thanks for the explanation. They only reason what we doing this is because I found that xp 32bit and win7 64 bit don't really like to talk happily some times. have you ever encounter this issue before ?
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Yes, windows 7 wants to use "homegroups" for networking and it does not play well with XP's workgroups.  If they are both on a domain they work fine though.
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