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    I have a HP 64 bit computer with 1G of RAM running Vista Ultimate. I read somewhere that if you upgrade to Windows 7 and want the 64 bit version that you should have 2G RAM. Otherwise you should get the 32 bit version. Has anyone else heard this? Since I only have 1G RAM should I just get the 32 bit version?
    Sorry if this is a 'dumb' question. I am not very adept technically.

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    [quote name='stonebrash' post='794021' date='19-Sep-2009 08:50']I have a HP 64 bit computer with 1G of RAM running Vista Ultimate. I read somewhere that if you upgrade to Windows 7 and want the 64 bit version that you should have 2G RAM. Otherwise you should get the 32 bit version. Has anyone else heard this? Since I only have 1G RAM should I just get the 32 bit version?
    Sorry if this is a 'dumb' question. I am not very adept technically.[/quote]

    Welcome to the Lounge.

    Take a look at the System Requirements for Windows 7 here.

    You are correct about the requirements for 32-bit vs 64-bit, but I really think you will want 4 GB of RAM or more for either OS. These days RAM is what makes the Windows world go 'round.
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    Thanks!
    I will take a look.

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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='794024' date='19-Sep-2009 13:57']You are correct about the requirements for 32-bit vs 64-bit, but I really think you will want 4 GB of RAM or more for either OS. These days RAM is what makes the Windows world go 'round. [/quote]
    In 32-bit Windows you aren't going to have more than about 3 GB (plus or minus 0.25 GB) of the installed memory usable, though...
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    Opps.... sorry Senior Moment.
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