Critical Section

Archive: August 15, 2010

<<< August 14, 2010


August 16, 2010 >>>

Win 7 x64 ...

Sunday,  08/15/10  10:18 AM

Win 7 - from i32 to x64...Okay, here we go...
Upgrading Win 7 from x86 to x64...

Update: Well, "upgrade" is the wrong word, because it turns out there is no supported path from x86 to x64.  So you have to do a clean install.  So I did.  And am now in the middle of re-setting-up *everything*, and experiencing the joys of installation and configuration.  Fortunately I kept a log when I setup Win 7 x86, so I am following along with what I did before, but unfortunately I didn't note enough detail in all cases.  So be it.  Please stay tuned...

Update 2: The long slog continues... lots of stuff to install, lots of little niddly things to configure.  I remember a lot of them just well enough to know I did something, but not well enough to remember what, exactly.  So be it.  I must say the machine 'feels' faster and it has not yet crashed :)

Update 3: It works!  Everything and I mean *everything* is faster, boots, app launches, apps themselves, screen refreshes... like having a faster computer, and it was fast before.  Most notably I can now run several 2MB VMWare machines alongside all my foreground stuff; I can run Photoshop, Office, Aperio's Spectrum system; all my usual apps, and instantly switch to a VM.  Clearly x64 is a better host for VMs.  Beyond the inconvenience of reloading and reconfiguring everything, there are a few niddly things I haven't got working yet; my Cannon scanner's Twain driver is the worst so far.  On the whole a success.  Stay tuned...



Return to the archive.

this date in:
About Me

Greatest Hits
Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji
The Nest
Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained