>Using much older hardware
>Only has 2GB of RAM.
>Forgot to check what version of Vista the Netbook was using prior to me wiping it. (x86 or x64)
>Installed Windows 10 Enterprise x64. Somewhat sluggish.
>Considering installing Windows 10 Enterprise x86 instead.
Would using x86bit over x64bit be a good option when dealing with hardware that has less than 4GB of RAM?
Is there a noticeable improvement in performance?
I attempted to Google prior to asking this but all the search results were "What's the difference" and "how to tell what version, etc".
Possibly a better question:
>When is x86 applicable over x64?
That's the feeling I'm getting.
I was hoping to see some benchmarks of performance between the 2 from a website or something but I haven't been able to find anything that would help my claim.
Hoping to see some more people agree with you or something before burning a new USB and reinstalling.
32-bit Lubuntu 14.04 you stupid fagtard
if you MUST use windows then use 32-bit Win 7 Starter. Or maybe XP with the US Navy support hacks.
I own a bunch of netbooks and Lubuntu makes them feel cozy. The one with a Win 7 Starter partition is *usable* under Windows but much nicer on the Lubuntu partition
Windows 8.1 32bit works fine on my Win tablet with 1gb of ram and Z3735F atom cpu.
Windows 10 runs like dogshit though. There's no way that OS can run on 1gb of ram with all the shit it has running in the background.
This is for my girlfriend's Chinese mother, lol.
She wouldn't understand remotely what to do if I put Linux on there for her.
I was thinking about doing that too...
Windows 8.1 x86bit that is.
Also wondering that.
Unfortunately I'll have to keep it on 'cause her mom occasionally goes on those sketchy Chinese websites to watch Korean Dramas, lol.
Though I could just install Malwarebytes and disable it... hmm
>for my girlfriends Chinese mother
Stop right there. Finish what you're doing but tell her she needs a new raptop. Don't become tech support.
DO YOU HEAR ME? DO NOOOOOOT BECOME TECH SUPPORT! YOU GO TO HELL AND YOU DIE!
LOL, I'm already tech support for all my family and friends. I typically charge a very small fee for it though, depending on what it is.
That said, I don't charge my girlfriend's family 'cause I want a good impression with them.
Already fixed another laptop, phone and a TV for them, haha. This /should/ be the last thing. Though it might just be the beginning of a slippery slope. We shall see.
I thought so.
Thanks gents, I'll just install Windows 8.1 x64 instead of keeping this Windows 10 x64.
It feels very sluggish.
With the girlfriend's family, maybe. Everyone else that I help I charge. I just want her mom's respect is all; which I think I've already attained but I just wanna keep that ball rolling.