Refers to processors where integers and other data are stored in 32-bit registers. This has been the dominant processor architecture for a while, only recently being superseded by 64-bit operating systems.

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System Resore not working

Vista 32 bit System Restore is creating restore points, but when I try to restore my system I get a message saying System Restore could not be completed and my system is returned to its original ...
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Why 64 bit application cannot be installed in 32 bit OS? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that, in a 64 bit Windows OS most of the 32 bit applications can be installed. But in a 32 bit OS, most of the 64 bit applications cannot be installed. Why is it so ?
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(32 Bit Win7) on x86 vs x64

I know we can install 32 bit Windows on an x64 machine. However, is there any difference between a machine running 32 bit Win7 on an x86 processor vs a machine running 32 bit Win7 on an x64 ...
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32-bit and 64-bit versions of MSXML 4.0 SP3

In order to support an in-house developed application, the developer is asking for an installation of both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of MSXML 4.0 SP3. After installing onto Windows Server 2012, the ...
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Is it ok to install a new 64bit (K)ubuntu version over an existing 32 bit one?

My current OS is a Kubuntu 12.04, 32 bit version; since my hardware is at 64 bit, and with the next Long Term Support release approaching, I'm considering to upgrade with a 64bit over a 32 bit copy. ...
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How can I reinstall the 64-bit version of MSO2013 if I've purchased a Dell computer with MSO2013 32-bit installed?

W7/64. I'm a SQL Server developer dealing with the mess described here, which is that the 32- and 64-bit versions of the MSA10 engine cannot coexist on a single server. This problem might be solved ...
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Are 64-bit processors “faster” than 32-bit ones, simply because they are 64-bits? [duplicate]

I have pondered that some say "32-bit is old news" because you are limited in RAM without cutting around, such as with PAE. Assuming first that the following factors weigh in on the processor's speed ...
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x32 and x64 architecture difference in operating with numbers

For example in Java programming language we can use int (32 bit) or long (64 bit) values. As I understood 32 bit cpu can operate with 32 bit numbers in one cycle. There is 32-bit and 64-bit cpu's. So ...
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Why are there 32-bit editions of Windows 8? [closed]

64-bit CPUs have been around for about 10 years now, maybe more. Most computers have such CPUs (I don't think 32-bit CPUs are even manufactured anymore). And there are a lot of computers that have ...
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How do I know if my Linux system can run both ELF 32-bit and ELF 64-bit binaries?

It appears that I can run both ELF 32-bit and ELF 64-bit binaries on my Linux host. I am running on pretty vanilla Linux boxes (Intel hardware, RedHat 64-bit kernel, etc.) How is that possible? Is ...
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libcrypt.a undefined reference to NSSLOW_

We have centos6 6.5 64bit server. It had been setup for 32bit development. Our project is statically linked. a team member installed the most recent openssl, openssl-devel, and openssl-static 64bit ...
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How to update Java 32 & 64 bit on windows8.1?

My operating system is Windows 8.1 (64 bit). Avast has been complaining that the Java installed is out of date. Occasionally, a popup comes on asking to update Java (it looks legit) and I press "ok". ...
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System32 files missing

This may seem a unusual request but I need someone to give or help me find a system32 folder, for Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit. I have damaged a lot of the files and it is now failing to boot. Can anyone ...
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Run the 32bit userland instead of the 64-bit one in a 64-bit linux environment

This may be the opposite of a question, but I was wondering if there is anyway to run a 32bit userland instead of the 64-bit one in a 64-bit linux environment. I could run 32-bit software via ...
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Loading 64-bit OS on my Dell Dimension 9150 - possible? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Dimension 9150 running Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 . Both are 32bit. Could I load a 64 bit Ubuntu OS ? For instance I am limited to 3.7gb RAM on 32 bit. If I unloaded Windows and ran ...
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If 32-bit machines can only handle numbers up to 2^32, why can I write 1000000000000 (trillion) without my machine crashing?

32 bit computers can only store signed integers up to 232 - 1. This is why we have run out of ipv4 addresses and have entered the 64 bit era. However, the number 232 - 1 (2,147,483,647) is not as ...
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Install debian 64 bit with 32bit cd

I have run into a number of issues with installing debian, and I am at the point where I have to install it 32 bit from a DVD. My system is 64bit, so here's my question: How would I go about ...
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rsync expanding remote directory with local username?

I am new to rsync but attempting to setup a backup server. User names follow this basic idea: remote user: computer local user: computer-bkup. When I run $ rsync -avz -e ssh ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit guest on Windows 7 32-bit host is really slow

I have Windows 7 32-bit professional as host OS. Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit runs really fast as a guest, but Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit is very slow. I did apply all the patches, installed guest addons and enabled ...
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406 views

Error when installing 32-bit Windows 7 in VirtualBox

I tried installing a 64-bit Windows 7 in VirtualBox, but apparently my 64-bit laptop will not allow that. So I tried installing 32-bit Windows 7, but I get this error: Failed to open the optical disk ...
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Java NullPointException - Error while initializing managers

Have a big issue here and need your help. Java seems to be breaking on a number of laptops here at work. Error log: cache: Initialize resource manager: ...
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Converting Outlook Express 64-bit into Outlook Express 32-bit

It appears that Outlook Express on Windows XP 64-bit uses a different format of DBX files than the 32-bit version. Is there a way to convert 64-bit store folder DBX into a version that the 32-bit ...
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Is it possible to move a 32bit laptop HDD (with win 7 already installed) to a 64 bit machine?

I have a HP laptop(32 bit machine), 160 GB HDD with windows 7(32 bit) and all programs, profiles etc ,set up to my liking. I would like to a move this HDD to a brand new Dell laptop(64 bit machine) ...
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Commands not working in Windows 7 32-bit command prompt

I have an HP laptop with a Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium operating system. My command prompt doesn't run lots of commands like help, shutdown, ipconfig, ping, etc. I get a message like: 'help' is ...
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max Ram size in 32-bit system [duplicate]

I know that on 32 bit system max number of memory cells in RAM is 2^32. But RAM in my computer show not exactly this size. Can someone explain why on 32 bit system size of RAM not equal max size of ...
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Is software compiled with the standard minGW compatible with 32 bit

I have a very quick question. Is software compiled with minGW (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/) compatible with 32-bit? It mentions on the SourceForge page it says it runs on 64-bit. On the ...
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Can I run 32 bit laser engraver printer driver on 64 Bit OS? [duplicate]

I work at a small trophy shop and we are wanting to upgrade our computer. One of my engravers must be run on 32 Bit OS. Is it possible to run a 32 bit printer driver on a 64 bit OS?
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How to make an extremely old app run on 64bit Windows? [duplicate]

I have a very old application designed for Windows 3.1. I have been able to use this application on Windows 7, however, that was Windows 7 32bit. Now I have since re-installed Windows to 64bit, and ...
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What's the difference between a 32-bit and 64-bit program in Windows

Why can't a 64-bit program run on a 32-bit copy of Windows? How does my PC know that I'm running a 64-bit program? Does the program have a piece of code telling Windows that it's a 64-bit program or ...
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Overhead of a 64-bit OS on a 2GB system [duplicate]

Does it make sense to replace a factory Win8 64-bit OS with a 32-bit one on a netbook-like Intel Celeron 847 laptop with 2GB non-extensible (soldered) RAM?
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SFC /scannow reports “Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation”

I tried to run sfc /scannow.But it reports "Windows Resource Protection couldnot perform the requested operation"..I have a Windows Vista 32 bit operating system.Please suggest to know the detail ...
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Windows 7 32-bit, 4GB RAM installed, 2.3GB usable

I recently added a 2GB memory stick to a TravelMate 5740 laptop running Windows 7 32-bit which already had 2GB of RAM. I am aware of 32-bit systems not making use of the full 4GB memory, but I was ...
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How to install .exe on ubuntu 12.04

I am a complete noob at Linux so the simplest answer is the best answer! I need to use Galfit on my laptop. I made a virtual machine (ubuntu 12.04 on vmware player) so I could test if it works ...
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Windows 7 x64. Some 32 bit applications refuse to install.

I have been having problems lately when trying to install older games onto my PC. It is only with 32 bit applications. A few games that will not install are: Drakan: Order Of The Flame TA Kingdoms ...
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Windows 8 “My computer” desktop icon shown as "My computer 32-bit)

Hello after windows update "my computer" desktop icon shown up as "My computer 32-bit" (My system is 64bit) , my custom context menu also lost but it exists on my computer clsid in the registry.. ...
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Does 64bit GNU/Linux have better performance?

I had 32bit Ubuntu (with Xfce) and now I switch to 64bit Xubuntu and I'm not sure but I think that 32bit had better performace, but just a feeling. I want to know which one 32 or 64 will give better ...
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Can some programs really access “unavailable” RAM on a 32-bit system?

Question I’ve seen some programs (especially RAM-drive software) that purport to being able to access the “unavailable RAM” on 32-bit systems (including XP). I’m wondering if they actually can, and ...
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how to tell if my code is compiled in 32 or 64 bit

I am using Cygwin (64 bit) on a 64 bit Windows 8 laptop. I notice a lot of the libraries/binaries/etc. say "Cygwin32" on them. If I compile my code using these, will my software take full advantage of ...
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Is Windows 7 32 bit an eligible pre-requisite OS for a Windows 8 Pro 64 bit clean-install upgrade?

I have Windows 7 32 bit running on a 64-bit capable machine. I would like to install Windows 8 Pro 64 bit (64 bit, to take advantage of support for more than 3Gb RAM). Naturally, I'm looking for the ...
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How to install a 32 bit version of perl on 64 bit Cent OS server?

I want to install 32 bit version of perl on my Cent OS server which is of course of 64 bit..Output of perl -v is [root@M-229 ~]# perl --version This is perl, v5.10.1 (*) built for ...
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Can I change my MacOSx version 10.7.5 from 64-bit to 32-bit mode? If so, how?

I recently purchased some logitech accessories and my computer will not recognize the tiny USB they provided unless I plug it into an additional wire component they provided, thus defeating the ...
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Windows 8 64bit Provisioned Appx

I have set up an image for the student network at the school I work at. I need to upgrade the image from 32bit to 64bit. Sounds simple, but I have created an image on 64bit and need to restrict some ...
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Why is sort.exe truncating large output on 32-bit Windows?

We have a data file from a client which is 1,443,777,659 bytes in size. Sorted output has lines missing and is only 1,269,801,985 bytes in size. Sample command: sort -k 1,10 -T . -s -i ...
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Why different processes see different instances of the System32 folder?

I am running Windows 8 Enterprise x64. I logged on using an account from the Administrators group. When I open Windows Explorer or a command prompt, then I can see the file cdd.dll: ...
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Is there a 32 bit version of Windows 8 OS available?

I am searching for a Windows 8 32 bit OS for my Lenovo G580 laptop, I heard that Microsoft only provides 64 bit OS for customers. Is there any way to use a 32 bit windows 8 OS on my laptop?
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Why does x86 stands for 32bit OS [duplicate]

I often have seen 32bit OS being referred to x86 (i hope it is the x86 architecture). What is the significance of this 32bit and why is it related to x86.
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Intel E7500 OS supports

I have an Intel E7500 processor on a HP Compaq 6000 Pro MT PC. Processor info in msinfo32.exe shows this: Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, 2933 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical ...
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Upgrading from 32 to 64 Bit Windows 7, without losing program installations/games [duplicate]

I recently built a new computer and put the wrong installation of Windows on (32 bit), meaning I cannot use all of my RAM. I would like to upgrade to the 64 bit version, though I already have ...
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Unable to deploy any x86 Windows version with LiteTouch_x64

In MDT 2012 Update 1, I configured task sequences for Windows 7 x86, Windows 7 x64, Windows 2008 R2, and Windows XP (x86). I also generated Windows PE for x86 and x64 versions. In WDS, both boot ...
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Is it possible to migrate programs from 32 bit Windows to a new 64 bit Windows machine (both Windows 7)?

I've got a Windows 7 Pro 32 bit PC. Getting a new Windows 7 Home 64 bit. Is there anything I can use to transfer my programs (the ones that don't come in a 64 bit flavor) to the new PC? There is a ...