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If I installed Windows 7 64-bit on an Intel core duo machine, will this cause any problems?

It's a 3 year-old computer, so I'm not sure if it will work.

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Is it a Core 2 Duo or Core Duo?

If it's a Core 2 Duo it's fine.

If it's a Core Duo, it won't work, because the Core Duo is only a 32-bit processor.

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On top of this answer, see my answer here to find if your exact model does support 64 bit… – Dmatig Dec 31 '09 at 22:12

You should also check that 64 bit drivers are available for your internal components (graphics, network card, etc). Check out the microsoft site for tested components and I think they also have a downloadable tool that will check your machine for Win7 suitability.

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