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 do I force a Windows 8.1 Tablet to boot from a USB stick?

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Can I upgrade to 64-bit Windows 7 from 32-bit Windows 7 without CD?

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