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Eclipse and JDK in windows 7 64 bit. Which versions to install, 32 or 64 bit? [message #892920] Sun, 01 July 2012 17:53 Go to next message
Paul Baggarley is currently offline Paul Baggarley
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Registered: July 2012
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Hey folks,

I'm using the 64 bit version of Windows 7, and I have no idea which versions of Eclipse or JDK to install. Does using Win7 64 bit mean it's a better idea to install the 64 bit version, or are there advantages to using the 32 bit versions? I'm aware that the intended platform could play a part, and that is Android (I know I'm not supposed to ask Android based questions in here, but technically the question isn't really about Android, that's just a variable that might influence the decision).

Sorry that this question is ridiculously basic, I am indeed a complete beginner.

Thanks in advance for any help you are able to provide,
Paul
Re: Eclipse and JDK in windows 7 64 bit. Which versions to install, 32 or 64 bit? [message #892931 is a reply to message #892920] Sun, 01 July 2012 20:45 Go to previous message
David Wegener is currently offline David Wegener
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Registered: July 2009
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On 07/01/2012 04:53 PM, Paul Baggarley wrote:
> Hey folks,
>
> I'm using the 64 bit version of Windows 7, and I have no idea which
> versions of Eclipse or JDK to install. Does using Win7 64 bit mean it's
> a better idea to install the 64 bit version, or are there advantages to
> using the 32 bit versions? I'm aware that the intended platform could
> play a part, and that is Android (I know I'm not supposed to ask Android
> based questions in here, but technically the question isn't really about
> Android, that's just a variable that might influence the decision).
>
> Sorry that this question is ridiculously basic, I am indeed a complete
> beginner.
>
> Thanks in advance for any help you are able to provide,
> Paul
You have to make sure that the Eclipse and JDK versions match with
respect to the bit size. You can use either the 64 bit versions or the
32 bit versions on 64 bit Windows. I don't know that there are any
benefits of one verses the other unless you are developing something
that requires huge amounts of memory.

Be sure to check the requirements for the Android development tools.
They may have limitations on which version they require.
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