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I'm running Windows Vista 32-bit with 2 GB RAM. I want to install Windows 7.

The install is asking what architecture, X86 or X64. I was thinking it would be asking 32-bit?

What's going on?

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migrated from stackoverflow.com May 30 '11 at 21:39

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"x86" is the name for standard 32-bit processors. The full name for a 64-bit processor is "x86-64".

See Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86

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