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Better performance on 64 bit?

Postby TomSerb » May 6th, 2015, 4:19 pm

The Linx 10 comes with a 32 bit operating system but the CPU can run on 64 bit

Would you get better performance on a 64 bit operating system
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Re: Better performance on 64 bit?

Postby nememo » May 6th, 2015, 4:25 pm

It's not possible to run 64bit Windows on the tablets as they use a 32bit EFI. With WIndows, a 32Bit EFI has to boot 32bit Windows - so we can't mix and match.

If you could do it, you wouldn't really see an advantage as you only have 1GB or 2GB of RAM, and 64bit Windows takes up more space - a bit of an issue when you only have a 32GB eMMC drive.
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Re: Better performance on 64 bit?

Postby Deleted User 1605 » May 25th, 2015, 10:24 am

Hello,

It is possible to run a 64bit operating system on the Linx tablets. I run Linux Mint 64bit.
You do have to modify the EFI boot files though.. (i.e. add a 32bit loader).

I've not attempted this for windows as I don't run it.
As Nememo says, a stock install of windows 8 64bit would be larger... A streamlined version might be worthwhile... ummm ideas swirling around...
I did a windows 7 "slimline" (my modifications) install on an Atom netbook a while ago.. It actually worked very well..

I forsee yet another project for the tablets on the horizon.

I'll have a look at this as an "academic exercise" when I've got the time..

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Re: Better performance on 64 bit?

Postby nememo » May 25th, 2015, 10:35 am

That's the issue with Windows bodge unfortunately. To boot 64 bit Windows, you HAVE to use a 64 bit bootloader.

Linux that's not an issue as you know, but with Windows it's a showstopper.
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Re: Better performance on 64 bit?

Postby Tone4 » October 23rd, 2016, 5:24 pm

If it's a 32 bit EFI and a 64bit processor, why not delete the partitions, disable uefi, enable legacy and boot a usb stick from a windows 10 64 bit installer, or whatever 64 bit OS you want.
Personally i wouldn't touch windows 10 with a bargepole myself.
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Re: Better performance on 64 bit?

Postby nememo » October 24th, 2016, 4:25 pm

Can't disable UEFI, and no Legacy option - hence why it's such a problem on the Bay Trail platform.

And this original post pre-dates Windows 10 - check the date of the OP!
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Re: Better performance on 64 bit?

Postby F0LLETT » October 25th, 2016, 8:17 am

As posted before many times.

We are on 32Bit UEFI, due to CS (Connected Standby) which makes windows act like an Android tablet (notifications, etc etc).
I did post this link, however guessing no one tried it.
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Re: Better performance on 64 bit?

Postby Tone4 » October 29th, 2016, 1:12 pm

You can indeed disable UEFI and Enable Legacy.
Boot to BIOS and you'll see the two options.
What i normally do with laptops is use GParted to delete all partitions, then install any OS of my choice.
I'm not advising anybody do this because i don't know how they've got our tablets rigged up and i don't know everything about EFI's, GPT and UEFI combinations. On a tablet i don't know if it's possible.
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Re: Better performance on 64 bit?

Postby F0LLETT » October 30th, 2016, 12:35 pm

Tone4 wrote:You can indeed disable UEFI and Enable Legacy.
Boot to BIOS and you'll see the two options.
What i normally do with laptops is use GParted to delete all partitions, then install any OS of my choice.
I'm not advising anybody do this because i don't know how they've got our tablets rigged up and i don't know everything about EFI's, GPT and UEFI combinations. On a tablet i don't know if it's possible.


You can not disable UEFI, UEFI is the BIOS. Your talking about the boot mode, that has nothing to do with the fact we have a 32Bit BIOS and can not boot 64Bit bootloader. Linux apparently can cheat and get around problem, however windows can not.
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