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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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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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 ...
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Which is better, run 32 bit OS in x64 processor, or keep away from windows updates ? [closed]

I have Windows Seven x64 installed on my PC. The thing is, If I install the Windows updates, the OS will freeze always. This happened to me with Vista, Seven and Eight. Dont know why. I have read ...
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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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Is this system 32 bit or 64 bit? [closed]

I would definitely say that this system is 64 bit but the owner says it's 32. The computer is a Dell Optiplex 960 which comes both in 32 bit and 64 bit versions but I installed windows 8 64 bit ...
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Win 7 ultimate : Trying to install 64 bit version, it keeps giving me the 32 bit version

I've got a very strange problem here. I have a 64 bit version of windows 7 and I am installing it via a USB drive. However I keep getting a 32 bit installation instead. This is why I know it's a 64 ...
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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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How many memory addresses can we get with a 32-bit processor and 1gb ram?

How many memory addresses can we get with a 32-bit processor and 1gb ram and how many with a 64-bit processor? I think that it's something like this: 1GB of ram divided by 32bits or divided by 4? to ...
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What may have caused an Interactive Services Detection error?

I did look at the message. The secured desktop showed me nothing. I am wondering as to what may have caused this problem ? I was running BlueStacks at the time. I am assuming that may have ...
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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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upgrade xp 32bit to 64bit

I'm running XP 32bit on a desktop PC with a AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor and I can add up to 8GB of ram. I would like to upgrade to a 64bit OS WITHOUT re-installing all my programs. I own ...
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Mounting +2.2 TiB Volumes on 32-bit ArchLinux

I've recently setup a 32-bit Arch Linux installation for home server usage. When attempting to connect and mount my 3 terabyte external USB harddrive, I am notified that volumes above 2TiB are not ...
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Is there any way to convert 16bit DOS app to 32bit?

Is there any way to convert a 16bit DOS app to a 32bit app so that I'm not constrained by the 16383 limit? Or maybe there is a way of running a 16bit app as a 32bit app without converting it? I don't ...
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64-Bit Supporting Processor and 3GB RAM. Should i go for Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit?

This might sound like a duplicate but i couldn't find a clear answer in any of the questions answered in this site or any other. I have a laptop with AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M320 processor which ...
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Windows 7 32 Bit (on MacBook) Suddenly lost 1.5 G of RAM usable out of 4

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 32 Bit (under BootCamp). It is a 4G machine, and has happily been running for 2 years with 3.5 or so usable RAM. I started noticing the fan and hard drive ...
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Can I use both Window 8 32 and 64 bit with one key?

I got a Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 32/64-bit key from using MSDNAA/DreamSpark. Since I have to use the schools software to do exams and it only supports 32 bit, I have to use the 32 bit version ...
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x64 Windows 8 Pro Metro IE 10

In an x64 architecture of Windows 8, is it possible to run the Metro IE 10 application in 32 bit mode? I know it is possible in the desktop version of IE, but I am wondering if it is possible in the ...
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How can I upgrade Opera 32-bit to Opera 64-bit and keep all my profile settings?

I've been using Opera for years and have my preferences set exactly as I want them. How can I upgrade Opera 32-bit to Opera 64-bit and keep all my profile settings?
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Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit not seeing my 8 GB RAM

I have Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit with PAE enable. Linux alptugay-MS-7693 3.2.0-39-generic-pae #62-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 27 22:25:11 UTC 2013 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux I have been using my computer with 4 ...
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Some “Bookmarklets” (Favlets) fail using IE9 x32 on Windows 7 x64

I have been having a problem with "Bookmarklets" using IE9 x32 on Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I have a rather complex bookmarklet that works on IE9 x64 but fails on IE9 x32. It also worked fine on ...
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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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Will the “End of Time” occur on a 64 bit system, virtualizing a 32 bit windows xp on vMWare?

So my question is regarding The end of time (Unix), will this occur on a 64bit Windows 7 OS, that is virtualizing a 32bit version of Windows XP?
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Unable to open IE 10 in 32-bit mode

I need to run IE 10 in 32-bit mode on 64-bit Windows 7 Enterprise N. When I run IE 10 from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer" I can see in task manager that I have only one process ...
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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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Max CPU on everything

I just reinstalled windows 7 ultimate 32 bit on my desktop PC, and it seems like every program I try to run maxes one of my CPUs! its ridiculous! Every time I load a web page in any browser it maxes a ...
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Is my machine 32 bit or 64 bit?

i know this question has been asked a lot on superuser, but i am stuck as i have checked with different applications, windows system information, vmware processor x64 processor utility, cpu-z, ...
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Best practice for Installing missing 32-bit package on a 64-bit Fedora Linux

I am using Fedora 13 64-bit. After reading few posts online it seems that most of 32-bit packages and libraries can easily be installed using the following command: yum install *packagename*.i686 ...
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Installing Steam on Ubuntu 12.04.2 64bit

So Steam is a 32 bit application, but after I install it on Ubuntu tells me I to type "steam" and "steamdeps" into the terminal to complete installation. But when I type either command, it says I am ...
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Memory limits in 16, 32 and 64 bit systems

The theoretical memory limits in 16, 32 and 64 bit machines are as follows: 16 bit = 65, 536 bytes (64 Kilobytes) 32 bit = 4, 294, 967, 295 bytes (4 Gigabytes) 64 bit = 18, 446, 744, 073, 709, 551, ...