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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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

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Vista 32 Stop Error 0x000000B4: Video Driver Failed to Initialize. Is there hope?

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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 ...
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Boot an old Win7 32bit parition from Win7 64bit in VMware workstation

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Windows 8 application/driver compatiblity [closed]

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Do 64bit software/applications require more RAM than their 32bit counterparts?

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System DSN vs user DSN

Every new computer in my company undergoes the same software installation process; one program in particular needs to access a MS SQL Server database via ODBC. The program is then used by multiple ...
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VGA video driver for win 7 64bit - only available for 32bit

I installed win7 64bit on a netbook, where initially win7 x32 was on, because i don't have a 32 bit system. Now i have a problem, because there isn't a VGA driver on the Acer page (It's an Acer ...
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How can I tell if I will benefit from an upgrade?

I have a Dell Latitude E6320 with 2GB of DDR3 RAM running Windows 7 (32-bit). I plan on buying 4 more GB of RAM (for a total of 6GB) and then replacing Windows 7 32-bit for Ubuntu 64-bit (if ...
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Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Ram: G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 HDD: old seagate SATA ...
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How to install 64 bit os instead of old 32 bit version?

I have bought a new laptop, that came with trial version of Windows 7 32 bit. I use 64bit OS, always, so I went ahead and downloaded 64bit version. I have keys for both versions, so there is no issue ...
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Is my laptop processor 64bit?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510. I have always used 32bit OS in it. Yesterday I came across this detail of my laptop and it says processor of my laptop is 64bit (hope I have not misinterpret anything) so ...
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If I run a 32 bit OS on a computer with more than 4GB of RAM, which RAM sticks are used

If I run a 32 bit OS on a computer with more than 4GB of RAM, which RAM sticks are used? Is it random, determined by some algorithm or is a percentage of each used? Let's say for example, I have a ...
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How to trick programs into thinking they're running under 32-bit?

Basically I have 3 executables in my Windows 7 64-bit, those are: Loader.exe -> This is a 32-bit exe  x86.exe -> This is a 32-bit exe x64.exe -> This is a 64-bit exe When Loader.exe starts it ...
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Is 64 bit GNU/Linux faster than 32 bit?

I have 32bit Ubuntu on AMD 64 machine, if I install 64 bit GNU/Linux will it will run faster?
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atom n2600 is 64 bit or 32 bit?

I look at the intel spec sheet. It says that the processor has a 64 bit instruction set. However, running uname -m results in i686, and running grep flags /proc/cpuinfo indicates that each ...
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x64-based PC and Windows XP

I have a Windows XP OS. I have x64-based PC. Is it possible to install WindowsXP which is 32bit OS onto a x64-based PC?
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Is there a way to upgrade to windows 64 bits with no new installation? [duplicate]

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Virtual Machines (ESXi): Should I use 32-bit or 64-bit guest operating systems?

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Memory limit for 32bit application on 64bit windows 7?

What it the accessible memory limit for 32bit application on 64bit windows 7? Is it 2GB the same as with 32bit Windows 7? or higher?
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Solaris 32bit / 64bit confusion

I have a Solaris on a AMD- uname -a gives OS Solaris 10 x86_64 (SunOS goldtpus34 5.10 Generic_144489-11 I wanted to find whether it has a 32bit or 64 bit kernel so I did /usr/bin/isainfo -k ...
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Can I convert a 64 bit Windows to 32 bit Windows?

Is it possible to convert 64 bit Windows 7 to 32 bit Windows 7 keeping the settings and installed software where they were ? I am not interested in virtual machine based options.
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Maximum number of digits in a float - 32-bit

I'm making a script that processes PI in PHP. I figured that there is a limit of 13 digits that PHP can process. I tried to find solutions on the internet, and was able to turn this number down, but ...
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Why is 32 bit version of Ubuntu the recommended download on Ubuntu.com?

I was wondering if there is any reason why 32 bit would be recommended for download on the Ubuntu.com site. My Macbook Pro 7,1 has a 64 bit processor; I'm wondering whether the support for 64 bit ...
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How can I open the 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator in Windows 7 64-bit?

I want to add 32-bit data sources. There seems to be no obvious way to see existing instances of these or create new ones. How can I open the 32-bit "ODBC Data Source Administrator" window in Windows ...
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Downgrading from 64-bit Windows to 32-bit Windows

I currently have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed on my laptop. For a long time I've been having lots of problems with my laptop, such as: Getting the message, "Consider Replacing Your ...
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Running 64-bit Windows 7 on a laptop that came with a 32-bit windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know my laptop is 64-bit compatible? Is it fine to run Windows 7 Home Preminum 64-bit Operating System on a laptop which actually came with Windows 7 ...
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Can 64-bit software run on 32-bit OS?

I have a 64-bit machine that has Windows 7 32-bit and Ubuntu 32-bit installed as a dual boot setup. Can I run 64-bit software on top of these 32-bit OSes, or are they a "bottleneck" limiting the true ...
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Firefox 64bit to 32 bit

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Running hardware with only 32bit drivers in 64bit windows

Recently we had to upgrade a system to handle added HD IP cameras. This upgrade involved an entirely new computer build with the exception of a rather pricey Geovision DVR (PCI/GV1480 series). ...
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Strange behavior in networking between 64bit and 32bit

I'm having a strange behavior about my network setup. I have 2 laptops, one (Lenovo) with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and another (Acer) with Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and a wireless router. I'm ...
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How to know which operating system is suitable for my PC between 32/64-bit?

I'm using 32-bit operating system since I've my laptop. I've never used the 64-bit operating system so I'm much curious about this that if I upgrade to 64-bit still my pc will give me the same ...
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Why do some applications run faster on a 32-bit guest VM than on the 64-bit host machine?

I have a Windows 7 x64 laptop with a Windows XP x32 guest virtual machine installed using VirtualBox. Once I ran an app on the guest and found that it ran noticeably faster than it did on the host. ...
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Install Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best answer for: “my Internet is not working”? My video is not working properly, I don't have the right resolution to choose and I lost visual ...
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32-bit executable file on 64-bit ubuntu could not be installed

I am trying to install Hume functional programming language compiler on Ubuntu 64 bit and the errors i am getting is this error while loading shared libraries: libgmp.so.3: wrong ELF class: ...
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How to find out what is making my cpu go crazy every time the screen shuts off?

Every time my screen shuts off from inactivity my cpu fan starts spinning like there's no tomorrow. When I move the mouse and the screen comes back on the fan immediately slows back down to normal ...
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Upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit Windows 7 [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'm a Windows newbie. ...
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Is it safe to have 32-bit libs in 64-bit Linux?

I am running Fedora 16 x86-64. Wanting to run some games that were released for 32-bit Linux, I've installed the 32-bit versions of the required libraries. Works very well. My question is; In the ...
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Ubuntu x64 on x86 system

I recently gave my mother an .iso of Ubuntu 11.10 x64 and installed it for her, on her 32-bit system. I didn't realize my error till the installation was complete. Will the installation of a x64 OS on ...
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Will PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE Environment Variable Identify as 32 Bit on a 64 Bit Machine with a 32 Bit OS Installed?

If I had a 32 bit version of Windows installed on a 64 bit capable machine, will the following command return "x86"? echo %PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%
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How much RAM can a 32bit OS support? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows only show about 3.5GB of my 4GB+ of RAM? I see a lot of people claim that 32bit OS can only support up to 3GB RAM, and other people claim 3.25, while ...
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What's the virtual memory address space limitation of a Win32 application?

Below is what I understand, please correct me if i'm wrong about the 3GB part? a win32 application's virtual memory address space is limited by 4GB. Of the 4GB memory address space each process ...
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Virtualizing a 32 bit guest on a 64 bit os

So I was wondering if anybody knew if there was any performance issues with virtualizing a 32 bit os, in my case 32 bit windows 7, on a 64 bit os, mac osX lion. I remember reading that running 32 bit ...
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32bit vs 64bit is a property of CPU, motherboard or both? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does a motherboard have to support 64-bit or is it just the CPU? For computer, being 32/64bit is a property of CPU, motherboard, or both? How do I recognize that ...
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Running a 64-bit VirtualBox archive on a 32-bit machine

I received a VirtualBox archive that should import a virtual machine. The archive was created using Mac OS X. The problem is that it works on 64-bit machines, but not on 32-bit. On 32-bit ...
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Install 32bit or 64 bit ubuntu on this laptop?

I have HP 620 WT162EA laptop (64bit processor and 2gb ddr3 ram memory). Based on your experience, which version of ubuntu I shall install: 32bit or 64bit? From what I already read here, people ...