No, you should stick with the 32-bit version. Unless you need to support
64-bit software or use more then 4gb of RAM there is no benefit in running
the 64-bit version of Windows.
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"Nick" <Nick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have recently purchased a HP nx9420 with 2G RAM. When I turned on the
> computer for the fist time, it asks me to select between "English Windows
> Vista Business Edition (x64)" or "English Windows Vista Business Edition".
> My natural instincts are to go for the x64 .. because I presume the system
> has the smarts to determine it is ok for my hardware platform.
> I intend to install a limited number of apps:
> - Office Professional 2007
> - Adobe Reader
> - Adobe Professional 8.0 (although I'm having lots of problems with it on
> XP since Adobe provided an upgrade to 8.1 ... there is a long discussion
> group on an adobe forum on that one!!)
> - Some printers and scanners
> - Blackberry desktop
> The AV I will be using is NOD32.
> I'd be interested in any thoughts, tips, etc.
> Thanks in advance.