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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Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs version x86 or x64

I have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Microsoft Office 2010 Professionall Plus x86 (i.e. the 32-bit NOT the 64-bit Office version as recommended by Microsoft). Now I also want to install ...
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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). I have read that the difference between "C:\Program Files" versus "C:\Program Files (x86)" is that one is for 32-bit executables whereas the other is for ...
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Why 32-bit installation of R is available in 64-bit machines?

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can I upgrade my 32bit windows 8.1 os to 64bit Windows 10 with a bootable 64bit Win 10 disk? or without paying again for 64 bit os? [duplicate]

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How to specify IE to use 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Java for specific URLs or Applications? Would Java Deployment Rule Sets Work?

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Java on Windows - Programs work with either x86 or x64 of Java, but not with both

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Windows 8.1 32bit version upgrade to Windows 10 64bit version

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Running both 32 and 64 bit version of Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 [duplicate]

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

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What's a good rule-of-thumb for choosing between Windows 32 bit and 64 bit?

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Why windows 8.1 64 bit install programs only in 32 bit?

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Install 64bit OS on computer running 32bit OS if the computer supposedly can run 64bit [closed]

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Is it possible to run 64bit kernel on 32bit Linux Mint with NVIDIA drivers?

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Windows 7 SP1 32-bit - Windows Explorer Crashing with faulting “ntdll.dll” module

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Is it possible to run 2 different motherboards in parallel? [closed]

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Install Grub2 (with EFI-IA32 support) to the ESP partition from within Windows 8.1 (32-bit) - Bay Trail tablet

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VMWare for 32-bit?

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When MS offers a UPDATE choice between [x64 System] and [blank] are they talking about OS or CPU bits

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Video and ethernet driver

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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

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Is there a way to install the windows 64 bit drivers on my windows 32 bit

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What is a xx bit process? [duplicate]

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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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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?

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What is the lastest working version of VMWare Player on Windows 7 32 bits?

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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

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How to force usage of 64-bit cscript.exe?

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Which bit version of windows 7 would be better from a gaming perspective? Core 2 duo (T6400) + 4GB [closed]

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Windows 64bit programs incorrectly installed

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Possible to install 64-bit Windows on 32-bit UEFI?

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DVD ROM keeps spining at random times

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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 Environment:...