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Windows 7 32 bit wireless driver [closed]

My labtop is dell n series, core i7, I installed windows 7 32 bit on it(need for some work), I tried a lot of wireless driver but the wireless lan didn't work, any help please Note: I installed ...
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Why are 32-bit processes started under 64-bit processes in Windows?

When I run a 32-bit program in Windows 7 64-bit often times a 64-bit process is started with a 32-bit process underneath it. For instance, if I start iexplorer.exe (Internet Explorer) from C:\Program ...
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Do all drives get formatted when I install new windows?

I have Windows 8 32 bit and want to change it to 64 bit. When I try to do that, it says that all my files and programs will be deleted. I have 3 drives. C is full of programs and documents. D and E ...
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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 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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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 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 Avast has been complaining that the Java installed is out of date.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can two Windows 7 share partition?

I have a bit of an odd question: If I install two Windows 7 (one for 32-bits and one for 64-bits) can they share the same partition? I want to do it because I want to have both OS but I don't want to ...
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Unable to connect Win7 Ultimate to Win7 Pro

I have a Win7 32 bit PC I am using as a file server with a couple of external drives hanging off of it. I have a 64bit Win7 Pro desktop and a 32bit Win7 Pro laptop that can map to the "file server" ...
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Network Device not getting Detected after Windows System Restore

I have been trying to setup a pair of systems to be Primary and Secondary Servers for the Fail safe systems. I prepared both the systems with Windows Server 2008 32 Bit. For replication, I have took a ...
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Identify 32 bit or 64 bit Windows 7 installation folder?

I have couple of Windows 7 installation folder in my machine. How can I identify which one is 32 bit and 64 bit ? I tried checking few .ini and .inf files but none of it could give me a hint. Is ...
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Is there any way to run a legacy 16-bit Windows program on Mac?

I know that the real answer is that we need to choose a new accounting program. Until then, we have an old, no longer in business Windows program that is not going to work in Win8. Since I'm a Mac ...
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How can I install Internet Explorer 32bit in Windows 64bit?

I have laptop with Windows 7 professional 64 bit. Straight after installation, I removed all software I was not going to use, including Internet Explorer. Now I need to use IE, and what's more - I ...
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Task Manager indicates program is 64-bit?

I downloaded the OpenHardwareMonitor program. The web site says it runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. There is no installation file, it is just contained in a zip file. If you look inside the zip ...
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Only 2.99 Gb RAM usable out of 8GB in Windows 8 32 bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 8gb ram in 32bit operating system I have installed 8 GB RAM in my system. Also upgraded OS to Windows 8 32 bit. My System configuration: Intel i7 960. Ram Crossair ...
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Upgrading from built-in Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? Recently my hard ...
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Comparison of numbers in Windows command line

How to compare two numbers if they are greater than 32 bit integer in dos in a 32 bit system? The two numbers are the size of folders in bytes. Can somebody help me please?
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Is it advisable to install Windows 7 64 bit on a machine optimized for 32 bit Vista

I have several machines that are running with 32 bit Vista and I want to upgrade them to Windows 7. Since the processors in the machines say they are optimized for 32 bit, should I stay with 32 bit ...
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How to install 64 bit os instead of old 32 bit version?

I have bought a new laptop, that came with trial version of Windows 7 32 bit. I use 64bit OS, always, so I went ahead and downloaded 64bit version. I have keys for both versions, so there is no issue ...
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x64-based PC and Windows XP

I have a Windows XP OS. I have x64-based PC. Is it possible to install WindowsXP which is 32bit OS onto a x64-based PC?
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Is there a way to upgrade to windows 64 bits with no new installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I have windows 7 ...
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Memory limit for 32bit application on 64bit windows 7?

What it the accessible memory limit for 32bit application on 64bit windows 7? Is it 2GB the same as with 32bit Windows 7? or higher?
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Can I convert a 64 bit Windows to 32 bit Windows?

Is it possible to convert 64 bit Windows 7 to 32 bit Windows 7 keeping the settings and installed software where they were ? I am not interested in virtual machine based options.
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Running 64-bit Windows 7 on a laptop that came with a 32-bit windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know my laptop is 64-bit compatible? Is it fine to run Windows 7 Home Preminum 64-bit Operating System on a laptop which actually came with Windows 7 ...
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How to know which operating system is suitable for my PC between 32/64-bit?

I'm using 32-bit operating system since I've my laptop. I've never used the 64-bit operating system so I'm much curious about this that if I upgrade to 64-bit still my pc will give me the same ...
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Upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I'm a Windows newbie. ...
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Will PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE Environment Variable Identify as 32 Bit on a 64 Bit Machine with a 32 Bit OS Installed?

If I had a 32 bit version of Windows installed on a 64 bit capable machine, will the following command return "x86"? echo %PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%
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What's the virtual memory address space limitation of a Win32 application?

Below is what I understand, please correct me if i'm wrong about the 3GB part? a win32 application's virtual memory address space is limited by 4GB. Of the 4GB memory address space each process ...
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how to install window 8 64-bit on my 32-bit PC

I am currently running Windows 7 32-bit. I want to install Windows 8 Developer Preview 64-bit. Is it possible to install it with my existing Windows 7(32-bit) or is there any way to install Windows 8 ...
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How to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows?

So, I need to do just that before I move the program to 32bit machine and experience a spectacular failure. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Windows XP repeatedly reboots after switching hard drive from old PC to new PC; both PC is same model

I have Two Dell Optiplex 755, one is newer condition than the other, both working properly. I took the hard drive from the older Dell and swapped it with the hard drive in the newer Dell, because I ...
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Where can I find a working port range scanner?

Either for win32 or Python. There are so many port scanner python scripts and NONE of them work without some python knowledge. If you're going to post a port scanner py script please test it. Angry ...
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How does OSX run 64bit Binaries while running on a 32bit Kernel?

I have recently figured out that Mac OS X actually CAN run 64bit (x64) applications even if x86 kernel is loaded. That was shocking for me for a first time. But then I've realized that it is really ...
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Is there a significant limitation on useable software on a 64-bit Windows machine?

I have a 32-bit laptop that I've had for like two years. I'm getting a new one now, and I'm now noticing that lots of laptops come with Windows 7 64-bit. I've always heard that it's harder to find ...
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1answer
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Check if 32 or 64-bit Windows OS via registry [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Detect Windows Server version 32/64-bit in CLI Is there a way to check whether a user is running a 64-bit or 32-bit operating system by looking in the registry? The ...
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How to check whether my hardware is 64-bit capable in Windows?

My OS is 32-bit but I want to know if my hardware support 64-bit
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where.exe does not find OpenSSL libs when %ProgramFiles% variable is used in the PATH environment variable

I installed both 32bit and 64bit version of OpenSSL libs on Vista x64. The 32bit version was installed in c:\Program Files (x86)\OpenSSL and the 64bit version was installed in c:\Program ...
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Different PATH environment variable for 32bit and 64bit Windows - is it possible?

Is it possible to have whole or part of PATH environment variable specific to the type of running process's image (32bit/64bit)? When I run some app from within 64bit cmd.exe I would like to have it ...
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How does the number of sticks of RAM influence speed, for the same total amount of RAM? [duplicate]

Which will run faster: four 1GB sticks of DDR2 RAM, or two 2GB sticks? Will they run at the same speed? I'm just curious since they are sold in both sizes, and I have four slots, but only two sticks ...
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32-bit and 64-bit CPU/OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: how to know if a computer is 32 bit or 64 bit 32-bit v/s 64-bit systems Hi, This 32-bit and 64-bit thing baffles me. It's not often that I run across it, but when I ...
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How various operating systems are limited to 32-bit or 64-bit?

I understand that due to physical construction, CPUs come in different sizes 16-bit, 32-bit, 64-bit. But what does this means " Windows XP is 32-bit OS"? what is the limitation on a software to limit ...
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4GB of RAM on Windows 7 32-bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Windows XP and RAM 3.5GB+ Is there way to enable 4 GB RAM in 32-bit Windows OS? I installed 4GB of RAM on my Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (it used to have only 2GB). ...