1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 64-bit Pro
       17 Oct 2016 #1

    32-bit or 64-bit and 8 or 10 with current specifications


    Hi, I am thinking about upgrading my laptop, from my windows 7 Professional 64-bit to either 8 or 10, can't decide which, and 32-bit or 64 bit. To sum it up, I have a 2.40Ghz Intel 2duo 2core processor, 4gb DDR3 ram, and directx11 Mobile Intel 4 express chipset gpu, here's screenshots of directX and system info below, so I was wondering which would better suit my low/low-mediocre laptop, windows 8 or 10, and 32-bit or 64 bit, I game quite a bit, main games are League of Legends, Combat Arms, and Minecraft. I am much more of a hardware guy than a software guy lol.
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  2. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,362
    Windows10
       17 Oct 2016 #2

    Frankly, I am not sure it is worth the effort upgrading. The cost of a new licence would pay a significant fraction of the cost of a more powerful pc.

    If you stick with it, go with 64bit w10.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,162
    All kinds
       18 Oct 2016 #3

    4GB of RAM is a point where either 32 or 64 bit OS make sense. 32 bit can't make use of all 4gb of RAM but 64bit uses more so it's about same thing. Other thing to consider is SW you are using and if it's 32 or 64. 64bit windows can use both but 32bit can't use 64bit programs.
    As for going to W10, main thing to consider is if there are adequate drivers for your computer and if you can make use of Dx12.
    I believe there's still a way to upgrade from W7: All the Ways You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free so you can try and see.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 13
    10
       18 Oct 2016 #4

    Go for 64bit and win 10 it boots up fast as well
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Inverness
    Posts : 624
    Win 10
       18 Oct 2016 #5

    The user made the same post on the Win 8 forum

    My response there:

    You are better staying with Windows 7. Dell does not have Windows 8/8.1 or Win 10 drivers. Some devices will not work or work properly even on Win 8 as Win 8 requires Win 8 specific sound driver (for one).

    For Win 10, here is the statement on the Dell site:


    Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade

    Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.
    Dell only (officially) supports XP and Vista on this model.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,162
    All kinds
       18 Oct 2016 #6

    fireberd said: View Post
    The user made the same post on the Win 8 forum

    My response there:



    Dell only (officially) supports XP and Vista on this model.
    Oooops, that's too early model. Almost anything that came with W7 is almost guaranteed to work with W8/10 even if they don't support it officially. That's even more true for laptops and brand name computers.
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  7.    18 Oct 2016 #7

    I have a similar old Lenovo with that CPU and chipset - I had to upgrade the RAM, and slot an SSD in there tho' - but it works fine with Win Pro 10 x64 - in fact it's snappier than my Dell i5 with HDD.
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