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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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

Is there any way of downgrading firefox 64 bit (nightly) to firefox 32 bit without uninstalling it? The reason is Selenium Xebium Formatter doesnt work on with firefox 64bit, but if anyone can find ...
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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 ...
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Force application to run in 32-bit process on 64-bit Windows

Is there any way to force application to run in 32-bit mode on 64-bit Windows ? My Os is windows 7 64 bit.
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Can I run a 32bit Java app on a 64bit platform?

I have an old Java app which has been compiled for the 32bit platform. I've moved from Windows XP (32bit) to OS X Snow Leopard (64bit) and I'd like to continue using this app, however I'm getting an ...
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Windows 7 Dual Boot Hibernation

I have two different editions of Windows 7 installed on two different partitions (on the same physical drive). One is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, one is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I have both ...
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How can I run a 32-bit app on 64-bit OSX 10.7.2?

I have an app that only exists a 32bit version. In order to use it, I used to press 2 & 3 together before booting the Mac, so it'll run in 32bit mode. However, some apps (64bit version that ...
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how to install window 8 64-bit on my 32-bit PC

I am currently running Windows 7 32-bit. I want to install Windows 8 Developer Preview 64-bit. Is it possible to install it with my existing Windows 7(32-bit) or is there any way to install Windows 8 ...
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Any Catalyst driver for ATi Mobility Radeon HD 2300 on Win 7 32b?

For more than 6 months, I've had this problem. I can't seem to find a display driver for my ATi Mobility Radeon HD 2300 specific for the Windows 7 32bit. I don't necessarily need official drivers.. ...
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Can Windows 7 be as efficient as Windows XP?

At work, there are some machines that might be upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. They are all 32-bit systems, with 2 to 4 GB RAM (for now on I'll talk only about 32-bit machines and OSes). I'm ...
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Can a 32-bit OS machine use up all 8GB RAM + 20GB page file?

What I understand about 32-bit OS is, the address is expressed in 32 bits, so at most the OS could use 232 = 4G memory space -- I assume the unit is bytes, so 4GB. Does this mean if any machine with ...
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Dell Driver Support for Latitude E6320 Windows 7 Enterprise

I recently did a reinstall of Windows 7 Enterprise on a Dell Latitude E6320, which is a 64 bit system. After the install process, and doing typical Windows Update stuff, I looked at my Device Manager ...
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Adding Windows 7 32 bit as dual boot option

A relative of mine has bought a new laptop this year on which windows 7 (64 bit) is installed. Aside some standard programs he uses on that laptop, he also has some software for his bike that needs to ...
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IE9 development tools giving “Unable to attach to the process.” error

Notice: I have now rebuilt my machine to remove this bug, so I can no longer verify any answers. I recently installed Internet Explorer 9, and activated the development tools by pressing F12; I then ...
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Using DSN + 32 bit drivers

I need some advice as I'm running into a problem and so far I have been unable to find a solution. We have a set of reports developed in MS Excel that use a DSN file to connect to data sources to ...
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How to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows?

So, I need to do just that before I move the program to 32bit machine and experience a spectacular failure. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Easiest way to use a > 2TB internal hard disk in Windows XP 32-bit?

I have an 3TB external disk and Windows XP 32 bit. It works as a USB 2 disk with its enclosure, but I want to use it as an internal SATA disk. I don't want to use it as a boot disk, only as a data ...
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PAE benefits to threaded programs in a 32-bit Windows system

If I have a system with more than 4GB of RAM, and PAE enabled (on a 64-bit CPU), will a threaded 32-bit application be able to use 4GB total, or 4GB per thread? I ask because I am running DAW ...
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Windows XP repeatedly reboots after switching hard drive from old PC to new PC; both PC is same model

I have Two Dell Optiplex 755, one is newer condition than the other, both working properly. I took the hard drive from the older Dell and swapped it with the hard drive in the newer Dell, because I ...
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How to disable .com files in the CLI in Windows 7 32bit?

I just set up a Windows 7 x86 32bit SP1 enterprise installation, typed edit (have a costum edit.cmd in my path, in a directory within my user profile) into the CLI, and found out it still has edit.com ...
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32-bit program using Office IFilters when 64-bit Office is installed

64-bit Office installs 64-bit IFilters for its document types, but does not install 32-bit IFilters. Therefore, 32-bit programs that rely on IFilters cannot work with 64-bit Office. And although there ...
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Where can I find a working port range scanner?

Either for win32 or Python. There are so many port scanner python scripts and NONE of them work without some python knowledge. If you're going to post a port scanner py script please test it. Angry ...
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How can I force a hybrid 64/32bit application to install as a 32bit software in Windows 7?

Well the title says it all, when I install this application it installs in its 64 bit mode which is buggy for me, but the 32 bit mode worked perfectly on my previous computer, is there anyway to have ...
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Errors on Attempting to Install 32-bit Chrome in 64-bit Ubuntu

I'm running into issues while attempting to install 32-bit Google Chrome on Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. I have my reasons for doing so, though they're rather complex. I'd like to know how to resolve the ...
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Upgrading to 64-bit hardware underneath 32-bit operating system

I have a home file server which was previously running on an Athlon XP cpu (Socket A). The operating system on it is Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS), 32-bit, server-flavor. I believe the motherboard has died and ...
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Win 7 32 bit vs 64 bit for VS2010 and SQL server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems My planning is to buy a machine having Intel I5 processor for web development using VS2010 and SQL server(latest version). Now Which OS 32bit ...