The memory limit is per process. There are various ways that 32-bit applications that need more than 2GB of memory (which few do) can use it in 32-bit Windows.
I worked for 18 months with 64-bit Windows 7 at work and 32-bit Windows 7 at home. I saw no performance difference. I had both 64-bit and 32-bit Photoshop on the work computer and the only difference I noticed was that it took much longer for the 64-bit version to load. The only significant difference was that I could run things at home I could not run at work. XP Mode had problems. 32-bit Win7 can run ancient DOS apps, 64-bit can't. On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:52 AM, Davis, David <david.da...@invensys.com> wrote: > Personally I wouldn't do it that way - as you then don't get the advantages > 64 bit windows offers with being able to address more RAM - in 32 bit Windows > you can only use a couple of GB. With a busy PC, big documents, big graphics, > video etc you can easily use more than 2GB of memory. > > The pro editions of Windows 7 offer an "XP Mode" for running old applications > (Basically it runs them inside a virtual machine of Windows XP - but > transparently, once you've set it up, you just click the program's icon to > launch it like any other, and it appears to be running in Windows 7, and can > access your Win7 filesystem seamlessly). I've never yet encountered an > application that couldn't work in XP mode like this, even 16 bit (!) ones > designed to run on Windows 3.1. > From: Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com> > Install Windows 7 32-bit rather than 64-bit, fewer potential > compatibility problems. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to email@example.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.