Install Windows 7 32bit or 64bit?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by UmarA, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. UmarA

    UmarA

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    I am using MacBook Pro 2.4mhz, 4 GIG RAM and Parallels Desktop 4.0 using Windows Pro XP. I am thinking of upgrading to Windows 7 Premium or Pro. Should I install a 32bit or 64bit version using Parallels Desktop 4.0? Does Parallels Desktop 4.0 support 64bit version?
     
  2. ForrestC

    ForrestC

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    Parallels 4.0 does support 64-bit. I am running it and it works flawlessly.
     
  3. Peter Linsener

    Peter Linsener

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    I rund Windows 7 64 bit in Parallels since about a week, I have one issue with a USB driver (could easily be this also would be an issue with 32 bit), but overall its amazingly stable.
     
  4. chacko

    chacko

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    The main reason for using Windows 64 bit is to be able to use more than 4 GB of memory.
    So if you don't want to assign more than 4 GB to the vm (and as you have a Macbook Pro with 4 GB of total memory this won't be the case) why should you run Windows 64 bit?
     
  5. ForrestC

    ForrestC

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    "The main reason for using Windows 64 bit is to be able to use more than 4 GB of memory"

    While the main reason may be to access more than 4 GB of RAM, a 64-bit processor/software certainly uses the 4GB RAM more efficiently, runs video faster, and process calculations faster than a 32-bit with 4 GB RAM
     

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