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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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, ...
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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]

Possible Duplicate: advantage of 64 bit os on system with only 2Gb Is there any disadvantages in running a 64 bit OS on a low memory system, say 2GB of RAM or less? Would there be any ...
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How can I install Internet Explorer 32bit in Windows 64bit?

I have laptop with Windows 7 professional 64 bit. Straight after installation, I removed all software I was not going to use, including Internet Explorer. Now I need to use IE, and what's more - I ...
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Upgrade illegal windows 7 32bit to genuine windows 8 64 [closed]

I've seen this post: Upgrade to Genuine Windows 8 Pro from non genuine Windows 7 But I need something extra. I need to go from 32bit to 64bit. Is that even possible? My laptop's upgraded to 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 ...
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Task Manager indicates program is 64-bit?

I downloaded the OpenHardwareMonitor program. The web site says it runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. There is no installation file, it is just contained in a zip file. If you look inside the zip ...
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Installing driver 32bit on win7 64bit [closed]

I need to get to work network scanner, printing already works via drivers from canon site, I installed scangear toll as well but when I add scanner from control panel it's not showing canon printer ...
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If I double my ram on a x86 processor, does that double the ram I can use for each individual process? [closed]

I don't understand how 32-bit OS's use RAM on a per process basis. I've read the max RAM my x86 processor running a 32-bit OS can use is 2^32 = 4GB; but that's just for one process, right? 3DS Max ...
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Is my install 32 or 64bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems Is my install 32 or 64bit? I'm trying to find out if my Ubuntu install is 32 or 64bit. Whats the best way of finding out if the Ubuntu ...
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Only 2.99 Gb RAM usable out of 8GB in Windows 8 32 bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 8gb ram in 32bit operating system I have installed 8 GB RAM in my system. Also upgraded OS to Windows 8 32 bit. My System configuration: Intel i7 960. Ram Crossair ...
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How can I upgrade from Windows 8 x32 to x64 fastest & easiest?

I was upgrading the hardware in a family member's computer and purchased the Windows 8 upgrade for $40 from their website. Not thinking, after I installed it I realized I now have 32bit Windows on ...
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virtualbox 3584MB memory limit?

I am running Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager 4.1.12_Ubuntu on a 32-bit Ubuntu laptop with 8GB RAM and the 64-bit Ubuntu VM only runs with up to 3584MB of RAM (with "Enable PAE/NX" setting activated in ...
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32bit Application Memory Usage on 64bit Windows 7

I have an early 2012 Macbook Pro with and Intel I7 processor and 16 gigs RAM running Windows 7 Professional 64bit via Bootcamp. I work in Geographical Information Systems as a programmer so most of ...
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Strange issue with 64 bit OS

So I own two versions of Windows 7, one is 32 bit, the other is 64. The 64 bit version came with my new desktop, and the 32 bit version came with my Laptop. I was doing a clean install of my laptop, ...
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Is my CPU 32-bit or 64-bit? Output from lshw, lscpu, getconf and /proc/cpuinfo

I use Debian squeeze on a Toshiba Satellite. I want to know FOR SURE if my CPU is a 64 bit or a 32 bit. I ask this here because I am now very confused. What follow are the outputs of four different ...
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Why does booting from a 64 bit Win 8 USB install work on a 32 bit laptop?

I upgraded a 64 bit Windows 7 laptop to Windows 8 through the Upgrade Assistant, creating a bootable USB without any problems. I installed it successfully. Before I purchased an upgrade for my 32 bit ...
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Win7 64-bit to Win8 Pro upgrade

I bought Windows 8 Pro on Microsoft's promotion. I used upgrade assistant while installing and it got to 90% and stayed there for an hour and a half until I cancelled it. It didn't respond, so I ended ...
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Requirements to change a 32-bit CPU with a 64-bit CPU [closed]

I want change my 32-bit Athlon with a 64-bit Phenom. Do I need to change my OS (32-bit Windows 7) as well?
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How to install windows 7 64 bit ultimate over evaluation copy of win 7 ultimate 32 bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I have win 7 ultimate ...
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Why is my 32bit ODBC connection not showing up in odbcad32.exe?

I have a Windows 7 64bit system that must run a 32bit application that accesses a MSSQL Server 2005 express via an ODBC connection. After installation everything was working fine. Now a few weeks ...
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how to break the <4gb ram barrier in win xp sp2? [closed]

I know that it can be done by taking a file from win 2k3 server and mod it to place it in xp, but thats all I know! How can I do it? Side note: PAE doesnt work in sp2 (it works but there is a ...
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Upgrading from built-in Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? Recently my hard ...
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Unmountable boot volume blue screen, what should I do?

I was trying to install an update from NVIDIA for my GTX 560, but while it was installing, my computer shut off. After a few minutes, I turned it back on. It got to the Windows boot screen and then ...
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Why is it so that 32 bit is limited to 4 GB RAM but it can easily support 1 TB HDD's? [closed]

Why is it so that 32 bit is limited to 4 GB RAM but it can easily support 1 TB HDDs? How does the binary math work?
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Comparison of numbers in Windows command line

How to compare two numbers if they are greater than 32 bit integer in dos in a 32 bit system? The two numbers are the size of folders in bytes. Can somebody help me please?
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Is it advisable to install Windows 7 64 bit on a machine optimized for 32 bit Vista

I have several machines that are running with 32 bit Vista and I want to upgrade them to Windows 7. Since the processors in the machines say they are optimized for 32 bit, should I stay with 32 bit ...
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Vista 32 Stop Error 0x000000B4: Video Driver Failed to Initialize. Is there hope?

Looking around on th internets, it's looking like the only option I have left is format and reinstall, which is something I'm REALLY trying to avoid. The machine has alot of activated software from a ...
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Install Windows 8 64-bit over the top of Windows 8 32-bit

I currently have Windows 8 32-bit installed from MSDN (I didn't realise at the time that my processor supports 64-bit). I understand that you can't upgrade within Windows 32-bit to 64-bit directly ...