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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RAM Upgrade options for 32-bit windows machine with 2GB ram

I have a couple of years old PC used for semi-serious gaming. It has an Asus P5QC motherboard with 2x DDR2-800 1GB modules installed, running Vista 32 bit. The graphics card is external with its own ...
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What's the ramifications of installing a 64bit print driver on a 32bit system?

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Dual Boot XP Pro & W7 64 bit or W7 32 bit & W7 64 bit?

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Can a Windows 7 DVD be used to install both 32-bit and 64-bit versions?

I have a Windows 7 Professional DVD, but it doesn't specify whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit. If it was a 32-bit DVD, can I use it to also install Windows on a 64-bit system, or do I need to get ...
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What is meant by a 32 bit processor, or generally an n-bit processor?
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How can I determine whether my processor is 32-bit or 64-bit? My processor is AMD Phenom 8450 triple-core.
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I know that 32-bit 10.04 enables PAE on installation when it detects 3+ GB RAM, but I'd like to know a way to manually check (i.e. in the terminal) that PAE is, in fact, enabled.
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Possible Duplicate: How to determine whether I run a 32bit or 64bit Ubuntu install I typed uname -a in a terminal and I got the following output. Is it 32 bit or 64 bit? Linux ...
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Is x86 32 bit or 64 bit?

I have a copy of Windows in MSDNAA and it says Windows Vista x86. Is this Windows Vista 32 bit, or 64 bit?
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Is there any benefit from installing Windows 7 64-bit when you have less than 4GB of RAM?

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Windows 7 32-bit, Ergo Mouse installation issue: “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.”

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32 or 64 bit Ubuntu as a guest in Mac OS X and VMWare Fusion?

I will be using an Ubuntu VM in Mac OS X with VMWare Fusion but I'm not sure which version will give me better performance (32 or 64 bits). I believe the 32 bits version should take up less memory, ...
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Installing Windows 7 upgrade adviser, get advpack.dll error

I'm trying to install the Windows 7 upgrade advisor on an XP 32-bit laptop. When I run the program, I get a message that says: "Error creating process... Reason: C:\Windows\system32\advpack.dll" Any ...
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Make 32-bit programs run on Windows XP 64-bit

I have a Windows XP 64 bit version and all applications work as 32 bit. I'm having difficulties running these applications. How can I make them work as 64 bit?
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How to get 32-bit color in a Windows RDP session

I was able to setup Windows Server to allow 32-bit color in RDP sessions. I want to do the same thing for Windows XP. Is this possible?
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Getting 32-bit application to use more than 2GB on 64-bit Windows 7?

I'm trying to get a 32-bit app to be able to use more than 2GB on my 64-bit edition of Windows 7 Ultimate. Currently, it crashes when it hits 2GB. I've heard there're ways to move this up to 3GB in ...
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Unable to find Windows 7 (32-bit) drivers for Dell Inspiron n5010?

I'm unable to find 32-bit drivers for Windows 7 for newly purchased Dell Inspiron n5010. It came with FreeDOS so no drivers CD was included. The Dell support site has only drivers for 64-bit Windows ...
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Can I run a 32bit version of Windows XP in a Virtual Machine, on a 64bit machine running Ubuntu (64bit)

I believe my title is enough.. I have a 64bit Computer running Ubuntu (64bit). Can I run a 32bit version of Windows XP in a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox)?
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How to check whether my OS is 64-bit or 32-bit?

What is the best way to determine whether my OS is 64-bit or 32-bit ? Assume that, I directly on some os & I am going to install a software on it. But how to determine, whether OS is 32-bit or ...
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Enable 4 GB RAM usage on Windows 7 32-bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows only show about 3.5 GB of my more than 4 GB of RAM? I have 4 GB of RAM which I understand is the maximum for Windows 7 32 bit. My system recognizes ...
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Memory addresses on disk

If i had 160 GB of hard drive on a 32 bit OS what is the largest possible memory address? and if a 32 bit pointer can map upto 4 GB of memory how is it possible to map an address above 4 GB?
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With 64-bit Linux, what can I NOT do that I CAN do with 32 bit Linux?

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How to upgrade from Windows 7 x86 to Windows 7 x64? [duplicate]

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The system of my VPS is centos 5. I want to know if it is 32bit or 64bit. > uname -a Thu May 13 13:49:53 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux looks like 64 bit. But > getconf WORD_BIT 32 ...
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Errors while executing 32bit installers on a 64bit Windows-7

I have few installer executables which are 32 bit versions. When i tried to install those programs by executing on Windows-7 OS, it gave following error: The version of this file is not compatible ...
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How can I create a 32-bit remote powershell session (on a 64-bit machine)?

On a local 64-bit machine, I can open 'PowerShell (x86)'. But if I do 'Enter-PSSession' to another machine running a 64-bit OS, it creates a 64-bit PowerShell. In my scenario I need a 32-bit ...
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Use 32bits softwares in 64bits pc within a virtual box?

I know I can't use 32bits softwares in a 64bits pc, but what about within Sun Virtual Box? -- update Sorry! Ok, so I can, now stop voting me down! :)
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Is there a performance hit using 32 bit Linux on a 64 bit CPU?

I'm running 32 bit Ubuntu 10.04 with 2GB RAM. Is my processor (AMD Athlon 64 X2) running sub-optimally? Given that a larger addressing space will make no difference to me (right now) would there be a ...
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Can I use the unused 1G of 4G on a 32bit machine as a ramdisk?

I have a machine with 4G of RAM, but running 32bit windows 7, so can only see 3G. I have read somwhere recently that that unused 1G can be used as a RamDisk. Is this true? What sort of program allows ...
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Outlook opening link in IE 64-bit

I am running CRM 4.0 plugin for outlook 2007. When I open a link in outlook it launches in IE8 64-bit. This will not work because it appears some on the feature in CRM 4.0 do not work in IE 64-bit. ...
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Confused between 32 bit OS and 64 bit OS

I have 32 bit Windows Xp on my machine now i want to install Windows 7 64 bit. Can i install it? My machine is 3-4 years old. Does the bits of OS has anything to do with hardware? Or it's just a ...
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Running 32-bit vs. 64-bit programs on a 64-bit OS

If I'm running a 64-bit OS (Windows XP x64 edition) and a program has both a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version, what are the advantages of using the 64-bit version? Will it be faster?
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32bit / 64bit DOS Available [closed]

Is there any 32bit / 64bit DOS Available?
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Improve my System, Need some advice/suggestion

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Is not a valid Win32 application on a 64-bit machine

I get this error: iTunes64Setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application But I already work on a 64-bit machine and operating system (Intel Core I3 and Windows 7). What can be the problem?
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Pros and Cons using 32-bit vs 64-bit operating system (Windows 7) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems I want to know what will be the difference and advantages using 32 and 64-bit. why does it really matter. What will it's benefit to Windows 7 ...
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32-bit Ubuntu or 64-bit w/Intel Atom D510 w/4GB RAM?

(I've seen this question and some related ones, and perhaps this is a duplicate although part of my question is specific to the Atom D510.) I'm going to be installing Ubuntu on a new silent desktop ...
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Windows 7 upgrade licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? I'm having trouble wading through ...
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Does PCI bus really occupy 1.8GB

I am using a Dell Vostro 1700 laptop which currently has 2GB of RAM. I was considering buying some more memory to upgrade it to 4GB. I am running 32 bit Windows Vista and I know that there can be ...
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windows-7 x86 to x64 upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? is it possible to update my system from ...
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Windows 7: Can I use my 64 bit serial / activation on 32 bit version of Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? My new computer shipped with a 64 bit ...
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Hardware imposed 32-bit limit

i'm thinking about converting my OS (ubuntu) to the 64 bit version to use the last bit of memory (4 gb)—ok, it's rather reinstalling … will this work as expected or are there possible limits given by ...
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8GB, but have to run Windows Xp (32 Bit). Anything I can do with the additional memory?

I ordered a new computer with 8GB RAM with the plan to run Windows 7, 64Bit. Turns out now, that I need to run a 32Bit OS (XP or 7) due to some software which does not run on 64Bit yet (not even with ...
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Windows 7 Drivers for Dell Inspiron 1420

I've installed Windows 7 onto my Dell Inspiron 1420 (32-Bit). I don't have an internet connection at home, so I want to download drivers into my flash drive. I searched Dell website for drivers but ...