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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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?

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Can some programs really access “unavailable” RAM on a 32-bit system?

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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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Unable to deploy any x86 Windows version with LiteTouch_x64

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Is it possible to migrate programs from 32 bit Windows to a new 64 bit Windows machine (both Windows 7)?

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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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Win 7 ultimate : Trying to install 64 bit version, it keeps giving me the 32 bit version

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Unable to connect Win7 Ultimate to Win7 Pro

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What may have caused an Interactive Services Detection error?

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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

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Mounting +2.2 TiB Volumes on 32-bit ArchLinux

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Is there any way to convert 16bit DOS app to 32bit?

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64-Bit Supporting Processor and 3GB RAM. Should i go for Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit?

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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?

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x64 Windows 8 Pro Metro IE 10

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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?

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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?

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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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How do I have Java auto-update for both 32-bit and 64-bit?

I have both Java 32-bit and Java 64-bit installed on my computer, and when automatic updates rolls around it asks me to save in Program Files (x86), but no equivalent for 64-bit Java comes up. How can ...
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Why don't we have 33-bit CPUs? [closed]

I have seen that CPU's and operating systems have moved upwards in terms of bits from 8-bit to 16-bit, to 32-bit and currently to 64-bit. I understand that this change is to increase the maximum ...
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32 bit windows max ram with discrete graphics card

I understand that if I have an integrated graphics and 4 gb of ram, windows 7 needs to address some of it o the integrated ones. However how come if I have a discrete graphics card with 1 gb of vram, ...
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Ram on windows XP [closed]

I run windows XP both 32 bit and 64 bit versions on virtual machines, I understand the 64 bit OS does ocupy a little more RAM than the 32, but is it a big difference? I don´t do may things on windows ...
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Why are processes in Windows 8 32 bit?

Why are some processes in Windows 8 32-bit? For example: I have the 64 bit version of iTunes, but it is a 32 bit process(in Task Manager). Why is this so?
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Is there any disadvantage to running a 64 bit OS on a low memory system? [duplicate]

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How can I install Internet Explorer 32bit in Windows 64bit?

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Ubuntu 32 bit tripple boot with 64 bit AND mac OS via Reffit

I am on a Mac machine which is dual booted with Ubuntu (We have to keep the mac OS partition on the machine otherwise it refuses to work properly, it is however never used) however today when I went ...