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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Will running Windows 32-bit virtual machine on 64-bit Windows 7 fix this issue?

I'm trying to run an old game, and oddly the expansion packs to the game only install on 32-bit Windows. I have 64-bit Windows 7, and it won't even let me attempt to install them. If I install a ...
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What's a good rule-of-thumb for choosing between Windows 32 bit and 64 bit?

I'm installing Windows on an old(ish) machine again - and am again faced with the question of whether to install the 32-bit or 64-bit version. Instead of asking this question specifically for some ...
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Why windows 8.1 64 bit install programs only in 32 bit?

basically I have a windows 8.1 64 bit but when i download a software (e.g. firefox) it´s installed automatically in 32 bit, why and how can i change it ?
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Install 64bit OS on computer running 32bit OS if the computer supposedly can run 64bit [closed]

My dad has a laptop running Windows 7 32bit, and wants me to install Windows 10 TP 64bit on it. He insists that the laptop can run a 64bit OS and he cannot use a 32bit OS because of the programs he ...
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Is it possible to run 64bit kernel on 32bit Linux Mint with NVIDIA drivers?

I have found several forum posts and SE questions (example) where this seems possible, but my attempt has failed. I've tried the following: sudo dpkg --add-architecture amd64 sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Can anyone provide me the correct Intel HD Graphics driver link?

I am knowing that many users will find this question funny as I can't even find the correct driver but the question is somehow complicated. My device is Asus x200ma. Manufacturer's driver is only made ...
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Windows 7 SP1 32-bit - Windows Explorer Crashing with faulting “ntdll.dll” module

I work at the IT department as a summer intern for a small company. A user is encountering frequent and seemingly random Windows Explorer crashes - it could be in various folders, the control panel, ...
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Is it possible to run 2 different motherboards in parallel? [closed]

I want to run a motherboard with a 64-bit CPU and another motherboard with a 32-bit CPU etc. etc. in parallel to form a kind of "Super PC" for my hard core games. Question 1 Is it possible in ...
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Install Grub2 (with EFI-IA32 support) to the ESP partition from within Windows 8.1 (32-bit) - Bay Trail tablet

This is a very complicated idea, and it's been stuck in my head for a while now, so bear with me. In this question, when I say "Grub2", I am referring to the "EFI-IA32 version". The device I will be ...
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What will happen if I install Windows 8.1 32 bit on a 64 bit PC? [duplicate]

I found that my PC can run a 64 bit OS, but my RAM is only 1.5 GB. Am I doing something wrong by installing windows 8.1 32 bit? Is my system capable of performing better? What happens if I install the ...
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Why do people still make 32 bit software [closed]

Why do companies like Microsoft still make 32 bit operating systems, when everyone have at least a dual core CPU? Why do software developers release 32 bit versions? I want to know this since I don't ...
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ldd with 32-bit binaries on 64-bit system - runs but won't report

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VMWare for 32-bit?

I want to run VMWare for Windows and I tried to install VMWare 11, but it seems to only work on 64-bit. Where can I find the 32-bit version installer?
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Can I change 64-bit Windows into 32-bit Windows without reinstalling? [duplicate]

I borrowed a Windows 7 disk from my friend and I thought it was 32bit but it turned out to be 64bit and I only have 2GB of RAM. Since I have some stuff that I would rather not install again because it ...
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When MS offers a UPDATE choice between [x64 System] and [blank] are they talking about OS or CPU bits

When planning to install a UPDATE to repair a conflict the Microsoft knowledge base offers a choice of two types. Notably one intended [for x64-based system] and the other a generic [] this is CPU ...
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Video and ethernet driver

I have a HP Probook 6570b with 32-bit OS. It does support 64-bit (have already tried) but the ethernet and video driver are not supported for 64-bit. i used drivermax to backup those drivers but they ...
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Size of page table and number of entries

Suppose on 32 bit OS, we have 4 GB of available virtual address space. So, that means we need to map 2^32 = 4,294,967,296 addresses. If you calculate the size to store all the 4,294,967,296 addresses ...
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Can I run a 32-bit Win7 virtual machine from 64-bit Win8

I am completely unfamiliar with virtual machines. I would appreciate guidance on (a) can I do this and (b) should I do this? We were aiming to deploy a solution on Win8. We now realise that one of ...
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Is there a way to install the windows 64 bit drivers on my windows 32 bit

So, I know that I am asking an impossible thing but I think that there should be a way for that. Can I install 64bit windows7 drivers to a 32 bit windows 7 computer. Is there any way that can convert ...
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What is a xx bit process? [duplicate]

Hardware-wise: Technically, the bit size of a computer can refer to several things, such as the size of its CPU instructions or the amount of data the CPU can read from memory. This is ok, ...
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Can't boot a 64bit Windows USB from a tablet originally installed with 32-bit OS

I have an Acer Iconia W4-820 Tablet which has an Intel Atom Z3740 64-bit CPU, but the Windows version installed on it is 32-bit. I'm trying to install 64 bit Windows on it by making a bootable USB ...
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How long will 32-bit applications be supported on Windows? [closed]

I’m trying to take a guess at how long 32-bit applications will be supported. I am assuming that there are a great many enterprise applications out there that are written as 32-bit applications and ...
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Windows XP Kernal Hack?

I have Windows XP 32-bit and have 8 gigabytes of ram, but aparently windows can only "see" 4 gigs of it. I know that there are 'kernal hacks' for OS's such as Vista, 7 and 8, but none for XP. Could ...
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How many bytes a 64 bit processor processes?

This is from an interview question - http://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/Yelp-Software-Engineering-Intern-Interview-Questions-EI_IE43314.0,4_KO5,32_IP4.htm "there is not more than one way to answer ...
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What is the lastest working version of VMWare Player on Windows 7 32 bits?

The latest version on their site is 7.0.0 and doesn't work on 7 32 bits. They have a history page on their website with version 2.5 but it doesn't accept recent vmx files. What is the lastest working ...
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Force a program to run on x86? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8.1 x64, and I'm trying a legacy app. I get an error message complaining that the program is not compatible with x64. Is there a way to force a program to run on 32-bit mode on a ...
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Any benefits of VT-x for 32bit guest?

I am going to be deploying a network of 32bit guest systems. I will be running one core per VM (but multiple VMs per host), memory usage is low (<512MB per guest). Is there any benefit (or even ...
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How to make the mouse movement slower in Linux Mint Rebecca

How to make the mouse movement slower in Linux Mint Rebecca? Im using Cinnamon, but cannot find if there is Settings for mouse cursor movement? I found it quite fast than normal. How to make it a lil ...
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How to force usage of 64-bit cscript.exe?

I'm trying to deploy and execute a vbscript published by Microsoft (offscrub10.vbs) for the purpose of removing all traces of Office 2010 from a system. When I push the script to a 64-bit system, the ...
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3GB ram systems: 32bit or 64bit. Ram efficiency tradeoff? [duplicate]

I have a system with 3GB RAM installed. I am planning to move to Windows 8 and am considering whether to install the 32bit or 64bit version. Regarding CPU, drivers and software there are no issues ...
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Which bit version of windows 7 would be better from a gaming perspective? Core 2 duo (T6400) + 4GB [closed]

I am re-installing windows 7 on an old HP dv6 laptop. It was running win 7 64 bit, however I figured there might be a slight performance boost if I would downgrade to 32-bit. I have been reading ...
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Windows 64bit programs incorrectly installed

Okay, this question has ran through my brain for a while but I can't find anything online for it. I know that on a 64bit version of Windows the 64bit programs are stored in "Program Files", and 32bit ...
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Possible to install 64-bit Windows on 32-bit UEFI?

I recently purchased an HP Stream 7, which I was led to believe would have Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. However, it has 32-bit Windows, even though it has a 64-bit processor. Installing 64-bit has ...
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DVD ROM keeps spining at random times

My dvd rom tries to read disk at random moments while I don't actually use it. I even disabled it in BIOS but no help. How to disable dvd rom permanently? What causes this behavior? I can't ...
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How do I force a Windows 8.1 Tablet to boot from a USB stick?

I've got Dell Venue 8 with Windows 8.1 (32 bit) Dell tablet (no keyboard). How do I get it to boot from the USB Repair drive (USB Stick) when it starts up? USB is formatted FAT32.
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Unknown Java error: Warning: Unable to load Java Runtime Environment

I am getting the following error dialogue when I want to run a program. The program has previously worked and it is giving this error all of a sudden: Warning: Unable to load Java Runtime ...
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Keeping an old 32-bit OS install on a new 64-bit system. Performance?

I currently run Windows 8 (32 bit) and am building a pretty nice new gaming rig: i5, GTX970, 8GB of RAM, etc. However, instead of dropping money on the 64-bit version of Windows 8, I'm considering ...
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Do 64 bit versions of programs use more ram than their 32 bit versions?

I've seen other questions here asking about the advantages of running 64 bit programs over 32 bit and most answers say there's hardly a difference, unless they have to use an obscenely large amount of ...
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Can a 32 bit process (game) use more than 4gb of video memory?

With graphic cards coming out in 6gb, 8gb, and 12gb configurations, can x32 bit games actually use that much? or do the games just use the direct X or openGL driver, which provides an interface for ...
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Running a binary in 32bit on mavericks

I was just wondering if anyone knows how to run a Mach-O binary file on Mac OS X Mavericks as a 32 bit, or PPC. X11 is no longer supported.
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RAM patch for Windows 7 32bit [closed]

I have to use Windows 7 32 bit in a computer, which I need to use a software which just works with this operating system unfortunately. I have 8GB RAM installed I applied the patch developed by ...
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Mixing 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems on a MacPro

I had a perfectly good triple-boot laptop running MacOS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard, 32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit), and Ubuntu (12.10? 32-bit, anyway). Apple's ads persuaded me that I should take the free ...
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how can chrome 32 and 64 bits coexist

My question is if there is a specific way to make coexist chrome 32 and 64 bits version. I have a windows 7 64 bits and I recently install chrome 64 bits to test some java applets, surprisingly the 64 ...
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Hp 4530s 32-bit to 64-bit

I have a Hp 4530s. It came with a 32-bit oem key Windows 7. I know my computer is compatible with 64-bit, if I use the Iso from microsoft to install a 64-bit version. Will my oem key work?
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ZOTAC IONITX-F-E drivers for windows 7 (32 / 64)

I bought this Zotac Motherboard like 4 years ago, and can't find the drivers for it. i've looked high and low and found nothing so far. Can anyone give me a hand, or point in me in the right ...
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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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Running a 32-bit executable on 64-bit Debian Jessie

I'm trying to install Adobe Air (needed for Balsamiq Mockups), and when I try to run the installer, I get: sudo: unable to execute ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin: No such file or directory I made sure the ...
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Internet Explorer 11 dying when access Favorites (star) button on Windows 7

Internet Explorer 11 (64 bit on Windows 7) has been giving me problems for a while, dying when I push the Favorites button. Unfortunately, one time it didn't die, and the next time I ran it, IE ...
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More than 3.4 GB in windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 in 32 bit mode and apparently it doesn't know how to use more than 3.4 GB of RAM, but I have 8. I read about the PAE thing, and it is enabled on my system but it still limited to 3.4 ...
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Unable to execute binary file. Exec format error

I recently heard about Breach, a Node.js based browser. I was following the instructions from here to install it but got the following error : ...