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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32-bit to 64-bit skipping 48-bit?

Computer architecture upgraded from 16-bit to 32-bit to 64-bit. What was the logic for skipping 48-bit? What reasoning was used to upgrade to 64-bit and not some other exponent? The following tables ...
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Best way and cheapest to go from xp home 32bit to win 7 ult 64 bit? [closed]

what is the best and cheapest way to upgrade my xp 32 bit to win 7 ultimate 64 bit, processor is 64 bit and MB and I see the retail prices of a full win 7 ultimate, compared to OEM. any suggestiion?
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Installing Oracle 32-bit Client on Windows Server Already Running 64-bit Oracle Database Server

I have 64-bit Oracle Database Server (11.2.0.3) installed on Windows 2008 R2, and naturally, it automatically installs the 64-bit client. I have to install an application onto this server that is ...
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How to upgrade Windows 8.1 32-bit to 64-bit without CD/USB

I have a PC running Windows 8.1 32-bit and I want to upgrade to 64-bit because I heard it's faster. I watched tutorials on YouTube but all of them require a CD/USB but I have none. How would I ...
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Control Panel – Windows Feature List (Turn Win Features On/Off) does not load. Vista 32 bit

My Windows Feature List under the Control Panel for Turning Windows Features on and off does not fill with a list of features. I just get a message: "Please wait." I have tried a couple of solutions ...
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How to determine if a linux binary file is 32-bit or 64-bit?

A 32-bit kernel (x86) can only run 32-bit code. A 64-bit kernel (x86_64) can run both 32-bit and 64-bit code. I'd like to know if a machine can run an executable: in other words, I have a binary file ...
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How can a 80-bit floating point be used by a 32-bit system? [duplicate]

Since a 32bit system can't manage a 2^33 number (because the obvious 32-bit limit), how can manage a 80-bit floating point number? It should require "80-bit"...
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Can my MacbookAir run Windows 8?

I want to run Windows 8 on my MacbookAir. But I'm pretty bad with computers and everything so I can't really figure out if I need the 32 or 64 bit version of Windows 8? Any help would be appreciated! ...
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Can I DOS copy windows vista to a new Hard Drive?

I have a Lenovo IBM T60 laptop which I use for running my small business, the current hard drive is only 60gb and i want to copy/clone the entire current 60gb hard drive onto a new 250gb Hard drive, i ...
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cannot finish kali linux install without cd or usb but i dont use either

I installed Kali Linux 1.0.7 ISO to my Windows 8.1 32-bit pc. I cant finish my installation because it keeps asking me for my cd even though I do not use a cd or usb stick. What do I do?
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Can I upgrade to 64-bit Windows 7 from 32-bit Windows 7 without CD?

My PC is now running 32-bit Windows 7, and I want to upgrade it to 64-bit, but I don't have disc. Can I upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit without any CD? If yes, what would I need to do?
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Start 32 bit Windows on Virtualbox without VT-X

Since my main PC went down, I swapped my HDD to an old PC that doesn't support VT-X at all, while the broken one does. The problem is, my guest is a 32 bit Windows 7 that doesn't want to start ...
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Check if my machine is 64-bit capable on Linux (Ubuntu)?

Similar to this question, I have a 32-bit OS (Ubuntu), but I want to know if my machine is 64-bit capable... I checked out the question, but the answers are Windows-specific... I also checked this ...
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We can't install the 64-bit version of office because we found the following 32-bit programs

I have Office 2013 64-bit installed. Never installed any other office version. When I am trying to install Sharepoint Designer 64-bit, I am receiving the error on the title. Tried Sharepoint Designer ...
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On PCIe 1.0, does a 64 bits graphic card could be compatible with 32 bits OS (Windows 7 32bits)

On PCIe 1.0, does 64 bits graphic card could be compatible with 32 bits OS (Windows 7 32 bits) ? Is there any restriction? Edit: Few peoples told in comments that bitness should not be an issue. ...
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Manually remove Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x86)

I used PC Mover when I upgraded to Windows 7 x64 from Windows XP 32 bit and it "helpfully" collected Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x86) without any warning that it wasn't ...
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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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Defining 32-bit or 64-bit processor requirements [duplicate]

My knowledge of computer hardware is fairly extensive, however it is apparent that this is not the case when considering types of operating systems. I've gone by the rule of thumb for years that if a ...
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Is Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67 GHz a 64 bit Processor?

How do i know if my pc can run 64x bit? I have problems with 32x bit so i need 64x bit. I have a: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67 GHz I've tried to find some help on the internet, and on ...
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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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arch 64 attempting to create 64 bit win7, will only create as 32 bit

I am trying to install Windows 7 64-bit as guest OS in VirtualBox. My host OS is Arch Linux 64-bit. I have created a new VM and set it to 64-bit Windows, using vboxmanage. However, when installing ...
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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 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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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?