32 vs. 64 bit
Posted on 2013-10-29
A couple years ago, I got a new computer with Windows 7 64-bit operating system. When I tried to install software for my HP 3030 multifunction printer, I found out that my printer wasn't supported by Windows 7. I moved it to another computer running Windows XP, and it has worked OK there.
I now have to replace that XP computer. I got a refurb Dell computer which was delivered with Win 7 64-bit installed, but also with install disks for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.
My question is, will I be able to run the printer (with its scanner) with the 64 bit system, or would it be better to reformat the drive and install the 32-bit version of Windows? Will it be more compatible?
Or is the result the same for 32- and 64-bit systems?