Upgrading to Windows 7: 32 bit or 64 bit?

My XP machine was cleared by the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to run either the 32 bit or 64 bit version. However I would have to upgrade my RAM to 2.0 gigabyte for the 64 bit version. I currently have 1.5 gigabytes of RAM. 2.0 gigabytes of RAM is the most my machine will allow. Would I be better off with the 32 bit version and 1.5 gigabytes of RAM or 64 bit version and upgrade to 2.0 gigabytes of RAM? What about a third option of upgrading to 2.0 gigabytes of RAM and going to the 32 bit version?


Thanks in advance for any advice.


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Last updated March 30, 2018 Views 243 Applies to:
Out of curiosity is the 64 bit version of Windows 7 on only 2.0 gigabytes of RAM totally out of the question?


Going with the 64Bit OS will actually slow the performance down, stick with the 32Bit version and you will have a least 500MB (With 1,5GB of memory installed) or 1GB available for applications if you max out your computer at 2GB.



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