Poll Are you using an 64-bit OS?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Spawn, Jul 13, 2014.

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Are you using an 64-bit OS?

  1. Yes

    94.3%
  2. No

    5.7%
  1. darko999

    darko999 Level 16

    Oct 2, 2014
    766
    2,232
    Windows 7,8,10 always x64 here heh

    For a long long time :p
     
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  2. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

    Dec 4, 2014
    577
    1,659
    Windows 10
    Panda
    I have been for a few years. I'm not sure how many, as I've got a terrible memory.
     
  3. Hangtooth

    Hangtooth Level 5

    Dec 5, 2015
    203
    449
    Burnaby, BC
    XP, 7 and 10 all 64 bit - it seems I like to skip every other generation

    Wiki says XP came out in 2005, but I doubt I adopted it right away, so maybe 8-9 years. Never been a problem running a 64 bit OS for me, and I run games etc which seem the most finicky things.
     
  4. SecretKeeper

    SecretKeeper Level 3

    Dec 25, 2015
    103
    1,525
    England
    Windows 10
    Avast
    Both my Laptop and Main Bedroom PC are 64bit. My server, however, is 32bit.
     
  5. Skinoku

    Skinoku Level 1

    Dec 11, 2015
    34
    38
    Technician
    Italy
    Windows 10
    ESET
    Well, I use 64bit OS on my PCs that have more than 3 GB of RAM, bacuse using it with less would be slower than the 32 bit version.
    I still use 32 bit version on an old Pentium 4 due to some 16 bit programs. (compatibility reasons).
    For seeing differences, by the way, you must use also the programs at 64 bit, for example when downloading Firefox, Chrome or VLC you must go to advanced options ad choose the 64bit installer, otherwise your PC will run in 32 bit emulation.
    For Chrome, I noticed about a 40% better rendering performance with the 64bit, using the full power of my 8 cores!
    Cheers!
     
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  6. WlfMaster

    WlfMaster Level 1

    Mar 28, 2016
    8
    13
    New Zealand
    I have been using a 64 bit os since windows xp and vista
     
  7. laurenb

    laurenb New Member

    Jun 1, 2016
    4
    5
    CA,USA
    I used Windows XP 32-bit for 5 years, and Windows 7 64-bit for 3 years.
     
  8. LASER_oneXM

    LASER_oneXM Level 17
    Content Creator

    Feb 4, 2016
    846
    4,400
    university/IT
    Germany / Poland
    Windows 8.1
    Kaspersky
    I'm using W7 and W8.1 (64-bit) since about 4-5 years. Until 2011 i was using "XP Pro 32 bit" on all my machines.
    In 2011 i wanted to replace my old hardware and buy brand new (gaming-)machnes: at that time only 64-bit systems (with preinstalled Win7 64-bit) were available in stores in Europe.
     
  9. simbelmayne

    simbelmayne Level 3

    Jul 4, 2016
    100
    333
    Russia
    x64 for almost three years, and everything's Ok
     
  10. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

    Jun 21, 2013
    1,426
    8,285
    Nurse
    Manila, Philippines
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I've been using x64 since Windows Vista.
     
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  11. exCode

    exCode Level 3

    Sep 19, 2016
    100
    367
    Le World xdd maymay
    Windows 7
    Avast
    Windows 10 64bit, to go with my new shiny Skylake i5
     
  12. askmark

    askmark Level 11

    Aug 31, 2016
    511
    4,201
    united kingdom
    Windows 10
    Default-Deny
    Have been using 64bit since Win 7 released. Only issues were initially with print drivers but that was because my printers were not current models. Never had any other problems.
    Have kept Office on 32 bit as the addons I use dof not work on 64bit.
     
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  13. jadinolf

    jadinolf Level 4

    Jun 20, 2014
    152
    841
    Retired
    California U.S.A.
    Windows 7
    ESET
    Being very lazy, I usually don't do much research but I am soooooo happy that I did at least a little when it came to switching my several computers over to Windows 7.

    64 bit allows us to have 192G of memory? Now I need to find a motherboard that will accept that much.

    I have 5 computers and all are 64 bit.
     
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  14. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

    Sep 18, 2016
    980
    5,196
    retired
    denmark
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    I have only been running 64 bit,but i just have had pc for 5-7 years now:)
     
  15. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 14, 2015
    1,360
    3,395
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    since the move to Win 7 when it was released, 64bit.
    On linux however was using 64 bit when dualbooting XP.
     
  16. HeroCloudAntivirus

    Oct 17, 2016
    95
    396
    Tunis
    Windows 10
    Avast
    64-bit system for 2 years and 32 for 9 years :p
    however i still use 32-bit systems for many things :p
     
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  17. Wave

    Wave Guest

    I've been using a 64-bit OS since I got the laptop I'm currently on now. Before that, I had only had 32-bit (always about 1-2GB RAM before this system - now I have 6GB).

    Anyway, unless you are on Windows XP and have less than 4GB RAM, then 64-bit would be more beneficial to you anyway since you'd have more usable memory (utilise your hardware better) and you'd be better protected due to the added protection mechanisms for x64 versions of Windows since Windows Vista.
     
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  18. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

    Jul 28, 2016
    663
    5,197
    Loving / caring Husband :)
    Europe
    Windows 10
    BullGuard
    yes I am running 64 bits since windows vista. to be hounest I personally have never ever found a 32 bit laptop here in one of the computer stores in my home town......so that makes me kind of condemned :p
     
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  19. anubizz

    anubizz Level 1

    Oct 21, 2016
    13
    50
    Cyber Security
    Ground Zero
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I'm using 64bit Win10 too, and before I was using Win7 64bit. And also my Archlinux is running 64-bit. I think the only OS I've ever used with 32bit was WinXP.
    The only problem I have ever had with a 64bit System, was in Linux with my graphics drivers.
     
  20. StopMalware!

    StopMalware! Level 1

    Nov 25, 2016
    20
    84
    Boston MA
    Windows 10
    Malwarebytes
    Yup! i'm using Windows 10 Home x64
     
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