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Installing Windows 7 Which version

32bits or 64bits
The 32 bits is the one we have been using is the most common one, out there, thus is easier to install, and most computers would run this operating system.

64 or X64, as we call it, it requires a more powerful system, I would keep this short so would not get on specifics, with x64 the following would happen.

Your old printer, might not work, your computer drivers, would not work, on most cases, so if you don't want to be hunting around for drivers, or modified drivers, for your x64 system, just stay with the 32 bit version, unless you are a computer guy, you won't notice the difference.

The minimum I would recommend if you would want to install the x64, make sure you have a processor that would support it, most new processor now days do support the large file system, make sure you have the maximum amount of memory, at least 2 gigabytes, the more the faster as the rule.

I have been running the x64 version on my systems since the Vista version, and is fine, unless you run heavy load programs such as movie editing and multimedia, you won't see the difference.

hope that helps.


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scanner will not save large scan over 300 pages


Reduce the scan resolution or breakup the scan job to be saved into multiple documents.
It is likely that you are using 32bits OS or 32 bits office software.

A 64bits OS + 64bits Office 2010/2013 would be able save larger documents.

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I want to know if asus K40IJ series laptop a 32bits or 64bits?


According to the specifications I found on the ASUS website it can run either operating system if you are trying to find out if you are using 32 or 64 bit OS right now you can find out by clicking Start-->Control Panel-->System and you will see what OS version you are running. Here is the link to the specifications for your computer...

http://usa.asus.com/Notebooks/Versatile_Performance/K40IJ/#specifications

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I need driver for windows 7


HP Hewlett-Packard Deskjet F2180 Drivers
Visit the above link from HP Official support. Select the Operating System (32 Bit or 64 Bit) and download/ install the required drivers.

Hope it helps! Good Luck!
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SPECIAL EDITION SCRATCHES won't play on my windows 7 laptop. Chris


i think the problem is with compatibility with your OS. first, u need to check that your windows 7 is installed with 32bits or 64bits system. second, check your game compatibility (is it compatible with 32bits, 64bits, or both. if your OS installed with 64bit then your game only compatible with 32bits so the game will not work, and the contrary.

my opinion (probably wrong):
maybe your win 7 is installed with 64bits and your game only support 32bits system, so you need get another 'scratches' game that support 64bits. another solution (worst scenario), try to installing your win 7 with new win 7 with 32bits system.:)

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Diffrence


The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer's processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system. For more details, go to A description of the differences between 32-bit versions of Windows Vista and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista online.

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