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Are you using an 64-bit OS?

  1. Yes

    94.3%
  2. No

    5.7%
  1. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

    Sep 18, 2016
    980
    5,204
    retired
    denmark
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    Windows 8.1 64 bit for three years;)
     
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  2. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
    Trusted

    Jun 9, 2013
    6,227
    64,789
    Heavy Duty Mechanic.
    Western Australia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I have only ever used 64-bit since I started. First on Windows 7 and then Windows 10. ;)
     
  3. ispx

    ispx Level 13

    Jun 21, 2017
    612
    3,653
    not reachable
    x86 till i die ;) :p :D
     
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  4. orthonovum

    orthonovum Level 3

    Jun 17, 2017
    103
    177
    Infosec
    USA
    64 bit all around. If you are taking the OSCP exam they recommend using their 32 bit OS but it can be done with 64. Really they both will do just fine for everyday use but if you use lots of RAM you have to go with 64... also if 32bit apps start to phase out and are replaced with 64 then the 32bit gang will get left out
     
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  5. Glashouse

    Glashouse Level 4

    Jun 4, 2017
    154
    322
    Germany
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    always 64bit if possible...
     
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  6. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

    Feb 24, 2017
    1,012
    4,410
    Hungary
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    security wise, using 32bit means you don't have Patchguard, rootkit heaven...
     
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  7. Andytay70

    Andytay70 Level 13

    Jul 6, 2015
    645
    3,286
    Electricial engineer
    UK
    Windows 10
    Avast
    Been using x64bit for almost 6 years, reason being when i bought my Laptop it came with a 32bit OS and i checked out my spec and my laptop was capable of running x64 bit so i did a clean install and chose x64.
    Why PC/Laptop manufacturers dont check this first?:confused:
     
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  8. Yoda

    Yoda Level 3

    Jul 26, 2017
    102
    244
    Greece
    Windows 7
    Avira
    Currently I am using Win7 x64 to all five home PCs
     
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  9. Node

    Node Level 2

    Aug 6, 2017
    98
    327
    United States
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    Absolutely. You should always use 64-bit unless you're on a older machine that is capable of running it.
     
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  10. jazzmaster

    jazzmaster Level 1

    Aug 20, 2017
    19
    184
    Product Designer
    Indonesia
    Windows 10
    ESET
    Yes I use x64 Win 7 Ultimate since 2010 and free upgrade to Win 10 pro.
     
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  11. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 10

    Jul 6, 2017
    492
    3,397
    spain
    Windows 7
    Emsisoft
    Yes I use x64 Win 7 Ultimate .
     
  12. NikolayfromRussia

    Jul 3, 2014
    743
    3,055
    Before Windows 7 I used Windows XP 32 bit. But after the Windows 7 release I installed x64 bit version. As I remember 32 bit supports up to 3 GB memory only
     
  13. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

    Sep 18, 2016
    980
    5,204
    retired
    denmark
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    I must add to my post that I have got a new Acer notebook running Windows 10 64 Bit;)
     
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  14. jan13

    jan13 Level 1

    Dec 10, 2011
    14
    34
    Polska
    Windows 10
    Norton
    Win10-32 bit
     
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  15. CyberTech

    CyberTech Level 2

    Nov 10, 2017
    60
    171
    Vouch clerk
    At your girlfriend's home
    Windows 10
    Avast
    I don't remember :( i think Windows 32 bit for 1 year or so and the 64 bit for 5 years...
     
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  16. zzz00m

    zzz00m Level 3

    Jun 10, 2017
    136
    325
    USA
    Windows 10
    Avira
    I stayed with 32-bit until last year. Finally stepped up to 64-bit with Windows 10 because my hardware was x64 capable. It did require a clean install from Windows 7 to upgrade the bit level, but was worth it. Was also a good opportunity to increase the RAM!

    It seems that some developers are dropping support for 32-bit applications as they roll out new versions in 64-bit only. Having a 64-bit OS is win/win, because you can run both types of applications!
     
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