Graham Smith Posted July 29, 2010 Share Posted July 29, 2010 (edited) Well, it seems that Microsoft has decided that it's time to push the 64bit version - hard. We went to BestBuy the other day to get a laptop for the office and every one they sell now comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit! No downgrades available. As a techie, this makes about as much sense as putting racing controls on a 4 cylinder 110 HP car. Most of these computers only had 2-3 GB of memory and a Celeron or low powered AMD processor, which means that the 64bit version gives them nothing extra. At first I thought it must just be BestBuy but after checking other retailers, it was the same thing. And the desktops look to be the same. One thing is for sure, this means the death of many DOS programs since Win64 doesn't have the NTVDM kernel. And a lot of older Windows software won't run either. I just don't get the logic. Is MS trying to force the transition so they will only have a single code base? They have little else to gain as recent versions of Office will run on either version. Edited July 29, 2010 by Graham Smith Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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