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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Hard drive appears in my computer at startup but disappears after approx. an hour

If I leave my pc off for a day, come back to turn it on my HD appears in My Computer and is accessible. But some time later it starts to make a noise as if it's scanning and it disappears from My ...
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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?

The specific question is about Fedora 13 on a Dell Precision M4500 with a Core i5 processor and only 4 GB of RAM. It will dual boot with Windows 7 which will be the 64-bit Win7. I understand that ...
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Make an installer install in 32 bit

I have Windows 7 64-bit and I have an installer for a program, but I want to have the program install the 32 bit version of itself instead of the 64 bit version. Anybody know how to force an ...
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How to upgrade from Windows 7 x86 to Windows 7 x64? [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 want to move up to Win7 64 bit from ...
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VirtualBox - 64 bit OS on a 32 bit host - Pros and Cons

Is is possible to run a 64 OS in a virtual environment host that is 32 bit. Say for example, I am running Windows XP 32 bit. Would it be possible for me to run a 64bit OS using VirtualBox or VMWare. ...
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Different commands shows different results. If my linux 32 bit or 64 bit?

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

Processor: 2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5B-MX Memory: 2 Gb VideoCard: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT HDD: 80GB + 250GB both IDE Operating System: Windows 7 32bit Please give ...
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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 ...
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Is my Windows 7 x86 license key valid for a x64 installation of Windows? [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've just got a new laptop with Windows ...
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Is it possible to use a 32 bit deb package on a 64 bit installation of Ubuntu?

I have Kubuntu 10.04 64 bit, and I want to install a 32 bit package (a printer driver from Canon). Is this possible?
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Can XP 32bit use the Windows 7 64bit upgrade?

Purchased a new computer, actually the parts to build one. Unsure what windows 7 to purchase. Need at least professional, seems to be around $200 upgrade to $300 full version. If I put the old XP on ...
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How can I get 32-bit Direct3D working on my 64-bit Windows 7 system?

I recently upgraded a Dell Inspiron 6400 to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I have a 32-bit 3D application that refuses to run, giving an error of "Failed to initialise [sic] Direct3D device". The dxdiag ...
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Themes for windows 7 32 bit

I want to make my own themes, like the ones found on creativex.net. Is there a program out there that can help me with this ?
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negative effect of running PAE kernel?

Fedora, and other distros install a PAE kernel if the hardware supports it. Are there any negative effect on running a PAE kernel on a machine with less than 3-4Gb ram ?
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How can I install a very old game on Windows 7 64-bit? [closed]

I'm trying to install Theme Hospital on my Windows 7 machine but I'm getting this error: I've tried setting it to run in XP compatability mode but didn't hold out much hope, and as expected I still ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu from 32 to 64 bit edition

Is there a way to upgrade my 32-bit version of Ubuntu to 64-bit version? I use Ubuntu 9.10. If there is no simple way, what if I simply copy my home and /etc directories to new installation, will it ...
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3GB RAM Installed and Detected by BIOS, Windows Vista 32bit Only Sees 2GB

I am attempting to install more RAM on a Windows Vista 32bit machine which is using a X6DAL-XG motherboard and the RAM amount reported in the BIOS is 3GB+, but Windows is only reporting 2GB installed. ...
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Using 32-bit drivers on a 64-bit operating system

Can I use the 32 bits version of my drivers on a Windows 7 x64 machine?
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What are the pros and cons of switching from Windows XP 32-bit to 64-bit (or Windows 7)

I'm thinking about switching the systems in my home from 32-bit to 64-bit Windows. I'm not concerned so much about new OS features as I am about peoples experiences after making the switch. I do a lot ...
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How to insert registry entries from a .reg file into 32-bit registry, on 64-bit Windows

In 64-bit windows (Vista/7), there's HKLM/Software/Wow6432Node where all the 32-bit registry stuff is. If I have a .reg file with some keys in it, how can I tell regedit to import it into the 32-bit ...
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Installing and using 32-bit software in 64-bit Linux

Is there a way to install and run i386 software packages inside an AMD64 version of Xubuntu (v9.10)? Just to get an idea, how much effort would it require to port it to something usable within the ...
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mysql-python on Snow Leopard with MySQL 64-bit

Can't seem to get mysql-python to work on Snow Leopard for the life of me. Currently using the default version of python that ships with Snow Leopard (python 2.6.1). Installed MySQL 5.1.45 x86_64. I ...
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x86 vs x64 windows7 on an i7 processor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems I have a laptop with a new i7 Q720 processor that currently runs Windows-7 32 bit. With the exception of limiting my RAM to 4gb, are there any ...
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Why does installing NVidia 9600GT graphics card, take 1GB of RAM away from Windows?

I've changed graphics cards in my PC and now Windows 7 (32bit) is reporting that I have a whole gigabyte less physical RAM in my PC. Why is this? Firstly, the machine has 4GB of physical RAM. The old ...
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What advantage to I have if I use 64bit libraries?

I see many people go crazy about 64bit libraries, and preferring them in general to the 32bit counter parts. I realise there is a lot of talk that gets lost in translation, and that the 64bit can be ...
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64-bit guest OS on 32-bit host OS => usable RAM?

I've read that you can run a 64-bit guest OS on a 32-bit host OS through virtualisation (Hyper-V or sth. similar). How much RAM can the guest OS use/allocate in this case? (assuming 4GB+ RAM)
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Firefox x86 (32-bit) vs. Firefox x64 (64-bit)

I'm using Firefox 3.6 (32-bit version) on Windows 7 x64 Home Professional. I wonder whether it is better for me to start using 64-bit version of Firefox or not? Is 64-bit Firefox better in terms of ...
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Merging “Program Files” and “Program Files (x86)” folders in Windows 7 64-bit

Windows 7 64-bit version installs 32-bit programs to Program Files (x86) folder, and 64-bit programs to Program Files folder. Of course, Microsoft must have a reason for doing that, but as a user I ...
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Restore Point area getting deleted

I'm running a multi-boot scenario with partitions split between Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, and a common data partition (which happens to store the user hives for each OS instance). For some ...