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    Wink Windows 7 32bit vs 64bit Analogy....

    What's your best analogy for explaining to people the difference between 32bit vs 64bit OS?
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    Default Re: Windows 7 32bit vs 64bit Analogy....

    Quote Originally Posted by GR8Metal View Post
    What's your best analogy for explaining to people the difference between 32bit vs 64bit OS?
    I'm of the opinion if their have to ask, then it really won't matter to them what the difference is.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 32bit vs 64bit Analogy....

    Quote Originally Posted by plod View Post
    I'm of the opinion if their have to ask, then it really won't matter to them what the difference is.
    Nice.....I think if they play modern games, they need x64, office x86!
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    Default Re: Windows 7 32bit vs 64bit Analogy....

    Quote Originally Posted by SolMiester View Post
    Nice.....I think if they play modern games, they need x64, office x86!
    well put it this way, any new pc should really have 64bit OS by default anyway
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    Default Re: Windows 7 32bit vs 64bit Analogy....

    32bit is old hat and limits your RAM.
    There, the non-tech explanation.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 32bit vs 64bit Analogy....

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    32bit is old hat and limits your RAM.
    There, the non-tech explanation.
    Whats ram?
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    Default Re: Windows 7 32bit vs 64bit Analogy....

    It's like a sheep

    Still, I like PCTeks explanation.

    Try this: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...4-bit-faq.aspx
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    Default Re: Windows 7 32bit vs 64bit Analogy....

    well put it this way, any new pc should really have 64bit OS by default anyway
    Yep, agree. I supply all PC's with 64bit. Every now and then people ask the question though....
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    Default Re: Windows 7 32bit vs 64bit Analogy....

    Simple. Say "it enables the use of more than 4GB, as is found in modern computers". Easy to understand, and correct. It is not the whole story but it's good enough.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 32bit vs 64bit Analogy....

    using a 32 bit OS in todays world is like buying a car that can only use 10% of the fuel tank capacity before needing refuelling. You have all the extra but it just dot give a Sh*t

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