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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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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32-bit executable file on 64-bit ubuntu could not be installed

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What's the difference between a 32-bit and 64-bit program in Windows

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Make photoshop 32bit open by default. (instead of 64bit)

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Start 32 bit Windows on Virtualbox without VT-X

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How do I know if my linux kernel is running in 32bit or 64bit?

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how to install window 8 64-bit on my 32-bit PC

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We can't install the 64-bit version of office because we found the following 32-bit programs

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Why does Windows only show about 3.5 GB of my more than 4 GB of RAM?

I recently upgraded my computer's RAM to 4 GB. My 32-bit Windows installation shows only 3574 MB of the memory. How can I make Windows use the full amount of RAM?
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Win 7, 32 bit box showing only 2GB to be usable out of 4GB [duplicate]

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Can some programs really access “unavailable” RAM on a 32-bit system?

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Is there way to enable more than 4 GB RAM in 32-bit Windows OS?

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How to insert registry entries from a .reg file into 32-bit registry, on 64-bit Windows

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Why are 32-bit processes started under 64-bit processes in Windows?

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Defining 32-bit or 64-bit processor requirements [duplicate]

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Linux command to return number of bits (32 or 64)?

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System Resore not working

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How to check whether my hardware is 64-bit capable in Windows?

My OS is 32-bit but I want to know if my hardware support 64-bit
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Why 64 bit application cannot be installed in 32 bit OS? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that, in a 64 bit Windows OS most of the 32 bit applications can be installed. But in a 32 bit OS, most of the 64 bit applications cannot be installed. Why is it so ?
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How can I determine whether my processor is 32-bit or 64-bit?

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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atom n2600 is 64 bit or 32 bit?

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Quick way to tell if an installed application is 64-bit or 32-bit

I've got a third-party application (in this case Cognos Data Manager) installed on 64-bit Windows Server 2003. Is there a quick way to determine if an application has been built/compiled as a 64-bit ...
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32-bit and 64-bit versions of MSXML 4.0 SP3

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Is it ok to install a new 64bit (K)ubuntu version over an existing 32 bit one?

My current OS is a Kubuntu 12.04, 32 bit version; since my hardware is at 64 bit, and with the next Long Term Support release approaching, I'm considering to upgrade with a 64bit over a 32 bit copy. ...
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Are 64-bit processors “faster” than 32-bit ones, simply because they are 64-bits? [duplicate]

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How can I reinstall the 64-bit version of MSO2013 if I've purchased a Dell computer with MSO2013 32-bit installed?

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Check if Kubuntu is running on 64bit or 32bit machine

How can I check if my kubuntu is running in a 64 bits or 32 machine using terminal?
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x32 and x64 architecture difference in operating with numbers

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Why are there 32-bit editions of Windows 8? [closed]

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System32 files missing

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How do I know if my Linux system can run both ELF 32-bit and ELF 64-bit binaries?

It appears that I can run both ELF 32-bit and ELF 64-bit binaries on my Linux host. I am running on pretty vanilla Linux boxes (Intel hardware, RedHat 64-bit kernel, etc.) How is that possible? Is ...
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libcrypt.a undefined reference to NSSLOW_

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How to update Java 32 & 64 bit on windows8.1?

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If 32-bit machines can only handle numbers up to 2^32, why can I write 1000000000000 (trillion) without my machine crashing?

32 bit computers can only store signed integers up to 232 - 1. This is why we have run out of ipv4 addresses and have entered the 64 bit era. However, the number 232 - 1 (2,147,483,647) is not as ...
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Run the 32bit userland instead of the 64-bit one in a 64-bit linux environment

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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 ...