Technical Discussion
  >> Windows Issues


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | [2] | 3 | >> (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 28-Aug-11 12:36:36
Print Post

Re: Some Windows 7 questions


[re: saturn_uranus] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for reminding me. I'd already come to the conclusion that 64-bit, for me , is of no benefit and given the application mix is likely to cause problems that I can well do without. I am by no means a 'power' user, 32-bit will do me.

Tony
Standard User The_Jimster
(committed) Sun 28-Aug-11 15:07:35
Print Post

Re: Some Windows 7 questions


[re: cheshire_man] [link to this post]
 
if you have the main rig set up and in use, then you are probably aware but if not then keep in mind you will only be able to use about 3 gig of that 4 gig ram - 32bit limitation not a windows limit

64bit tho windows limits on HP 16gb, pro 192gb
Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 28-Aug-11 16:24:36
Print Post

Re: Some Windows 7 questions


[re: The_Jimster] [link to this post]
 
Yep, I'm aware of the 32-bit addressing limitations.

Tony


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 28-Aug-11 16:41:06
Print Post

Re: Some Windows 7 questions


[re: The_Jimster] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by The_Jimster:
if you have the main rig set up and in use, then you are probably aware but if not then keep in mind you will only be able to use about 3 gig of that 4 gig ram - 32bit limitation not a windows limit

64bit tho windows limits on HP 16gb, pro 192gb
I thought that limitation disappeared in XP or Vista. A 32-bit CPU has a 4GB address space.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
“Hollywood is like life, you face it with the sum total of your equipment.” -- Joan Crawford
.
It Ought to be Easy | Greasemonkey scripts
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 28-Aug-11 17:11:01
Print Post

Re: Some Windows 7 questions


[re: micksharpe] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by micksharpe:
In reply to a post by The_Jimster:
if you have the main rig set up and in use, then you are probably aware but if not then keep in mind you will only be able to use about 3 gig of that 4 gig ram - 32bit limitation not a windows limit

64bit tho windows limits on HP 16gb, pro 192gb
I thought that limitation disappeared in XP or Vista. A 32-bit CPU has a 4GB address space.

Nope, still 1GB give or take reserved for other things. You can use PAE on the server versions to get past those limits though.

______________
Zen 8000 Active
Standard User ukhardy07
(committed) Sun 28-Aug-11 18:28:55
Print Post

Re: Some Windows 7 questions


[re: cheshire_man] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by cheshire_man:
I considering moving to W7 from my XP Pro setup on my desktop PC. I have a few questions which are undoubtedly trivial and 'obvious' but he ho. I also have a netbook running XP Home. My desktop has an Intel Core i5 760 (2.8GHz), 4Gbytes RAM, 1 Tbyte HDD, Geforce GT 430 with 1024Mbyte. I'm sure the PC is quite powerful enough.

For the desktop I'm trying to decide whether to go for W7 Home Premium or Professional. As far as I can see the only possible benefit to me of Pro is XP mode. In reality I don't run complex purpose built applications - a few home brewed but pretty simple ones, and 2 or 3 that run in a DOS shell - all these work on XP.

Is there any real benefit of Pro over Home Premium for me?

I run IIS on my XP Pro system, it looks as if that will be ok on Premium. Is that true?

My netbook and desktop network together and share drives and printers. Will that be possible if the desktop is running W7 (of whichever flavour)?

I can't think of any more questions - at the moment, if I do I'll post them here if I may.


I would install windows as a trial first, then if you like it buy it. You get 30 days before you need to activate.

Don't jump into spending money before 'testing' it. You may find your programs do not work or you prefer xp and have wasted money.

Grab a disk from a friend. If you like it you can simply buy that version of windows and enter the key in without reformatting.

Edited by ukhardy07 (Sun 28-Aug-11 18:30:12)

Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 28-Aug-11 20:38:12
Print Post

Re: Some Windows 7 questions


[re: ukhardy07] [link to this post]
 
Good thinking. In reality I've used W7 and like it. It's more which flavour. If any of my applications, especially the home brewed ones don't work, I'll change the brew.

Tony
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 28-Aug-11 21:41:47
Print Post

Re: Some Windows 7 questions


[re: cheshire_man] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by cheshire_man:
Good thinking. In reality I've used W7 and like it. It's more which flavour. If any of my applications, especially the home brewed ones don't work, I'll change the brew.

Being nosey but what sort of home brewed appls? Anything us fellow tbb geeks would find interesting?

______________
Zen 8000 Active
Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 28-Aug-11 22:03:03
Print Post

Re: Some Windows 7 questions


[re: Pipexer] [link to this post]
 
I very much doubt it smile

Some simple but useful utilities written in VB6 (!): show key dates for various days in a year - Easter, Bank Holidays, BST start/end, solstices & equinoxes, etc. - for years between 1583 & 1999; a simple unit converter; a reverse STD decoder (database needs updating). Some PowerBasic DOS applications originally written in 1990 and occasionally tweaked and updated, mostly simple database type stuff and I cba'd to redo them in Access or the like.

I can't see them being of interest to others, they're just useful to me and were a useful learning experience at the time.

[Edit for grammar]

Tony

Edited by cheshire_man (Sun 28-Aug-11 22:03:36)

Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 30-Aug-11 22:29:05
Print Post

Re: Some Windows 7 questions


[re: cheshire_man] [link to this post]
 
Been doing some checking about some of the key applications I use - e.g. MS Money V12 (I love it, used it for >17 years), Dreamweaver MX V6, which all run fine on XP.

If I have trouble getting them to work natively on W7, will the XP feature in W7 Pro mean that they will run ok in the XP environment?

And I assume this sort of work around will be applicable to other programs I currently use?

Tony
Pages in this thread: 1 | [2] | 3 | >> (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to