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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What is the lastest working version of VMWare Player on Windows 7 32 bits?

The latest version on their site is 7.0.0 and doesn't work on 7 32 bits. They have a history page on their website with version 2.5 but it doesn't accept recent vmx files. What is the lastest working ...
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How do I force a Windows 8.1 Tablet to boot from a USB stick?

I've got Dell Venue 8 with Windows 8.1 (32 bit) Dell tablet (no keyboard). How do I get it to boot from the USB Repair drive (USB Stick) when it starts up? USB is formatted FAT32.
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Can I upgrade to 64-bit Windows 7 from 32-bit Windows 7 without CD?

My PC is now running 32-bit Windows 7, and I want to upgrade it to 64-bit, but I don't have disc. Can I upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit without any CD? If yes, what would I need to do?
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Memory limits in 16, 32 and 64 bit systems

The theoretical memory limits in 16, 32 and 64 bit machines are as follows: 16 bit = 65, 536 bytes (64 Kilobytes) 32 bit = 4, 294, 967, 295 bytes (4 Gigabytes) 64 bit = 18, 446, 744, 073, 709, 551, ...
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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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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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Install 64bit OS on computer running 32bit OS if the computer supposedly can run 64bit [closed]

My dad has a laptop running Windows 7 32bit, and wants me to install Windows 10 TP 64bit on it. He insists that the laptop can run a 64bit OS and he cannot use a 32bit OS because of the programs he ...
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Is it possible to run 64bit kernel on 32bit Linux Mint with NVIDIA drivers?

I have found several forum posts and SE questions (example) where this seems possible, but my attempt has failed. I've tried the following: sudo dpkg --add-architecture amd64 sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Can anyone provide me the correct Intel HD Graphics driver link?

I am knowing that many users will find this question funny as I can't even find the correct driver but the question is somehow complicated. My device is Asus x200ma. Manufacturer's driver is only made ...
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What's better and faster for my netbook (1Ghz , 2Gb RAM) : Windows 8.1 64-bit or 32-bit [duplicate]

I want to reinstall windows 8.1, and I want to know what is faster: 32 bits or 64 bits? for this specifications: Processor: AMD® E1 Micro-6200T Dual Core (supports 64 bits) RAM: 2GB Hard ...
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Install Grub2 (with EFI-IA32 support) to the ESP partition from within Windows 8.1 (32-bit) - Bay Trail tablet

This is a very complicated idea, and it's been stuck in my head for a while now, so bear with me. In this question, when I say "Grub2", I am referring to the "EFI-IA32 version". The device I will be ...
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Windows 7 SP1 32-bit - Windows Explorer Crashing with faulting “ntdll.dll” module

I work at the IT department as a summer intern for a small company. A user is encountering frequent and seemingly random Windows Explorer crashes - it could be in various folders, the control panel, ...
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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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Is it possible to run 2 different motherboards in parallel? [closed]

I want to run a motherboard with a 64-bit CPU and another motherboard with a 32-bit CPU etc. etc. in parallel to form a kind of "Super PC" for my hard core games. Question 1 Is it possible in ...
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Unable to execute binary file. Exec format error

I recently heard about Breach, a Node.js based browser. I was following the instructions from here to install it but got the following error : ...
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What will happen if I install Windows 8.1 32 bit on a 64 bit PC? [duplicate]

I found that my PC can run a 64 bit OS, but my RAM is only 1.5 GB. Am I doing something wrong by installing windows 8.1 32 bit? Is my system capable of performing better? What happens if I install the ...
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System DSN vs user DSN

Every new computer in my company undergoes the same software installation process; one program in particular needs to access a MS SQL Server database via ODBC. The program is then used by multiple ...
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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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Why do people still make 32 bit software [closed]

Why do companies like Microsoft still make 32 bit operating systems, when everyone have at least a dual core CPU? Why do software developers release 32 bit versions? I want to know this since I don't ...
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Visual Studio Code on Linux 32-bits

So, Microsoft launched the Visual Studio Code versions for Linux and Mac too (which is awesome for orders of magnitude) but de documentation is a little poor. I downloaded the Linux version (which is ...
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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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ldd with 32-bit binaries on 64-bit system - runs but won't report

My linkers are in /lib{32,64}/ld-2.20.so, with symbolic links at /lib32/ld-linux.so.2 and /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (to the appropriate ld-2.20.sos) When I attempt to execute a 32 bit binary, ...
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Java NullPointException - Error while initializing managers

Have a big issue here and need your help. Java seems to be breaking on a number of laptops here at work. Error log: cache: Initialize resource manager: ...
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VMWare for 32-bit?

I want to run VMWare for Windows and I tried to install VMWare 11, but it seems to only work on 64-bit. Where can I find the 32-bit version installer?
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Can I change 64-bit Windows into 32-bit Windows without reinstalling? [duplicate]

I borrowed a Windows 7 disk from my friend and I thought it was 32bit but it turned out to be 64bit and I only have 2GB of RAM. Since I have some stuff that I would rather not install again because it ...
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When MS offers a UPDATE choice between [x64 System] and [blank] are they talking about OS or CPU bits

When planning to install a UPDATE to repair a conflict the Microsoft knowledge base offers a choice of two types. Notably one intended [for x64-based system] and the other a generic [] this is CPU ...
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Video and ethernet driver

I have a HP Probook 6570b with 32-bit OS. It does support 64-bit (have already tried) but the ethernet and video driver are not supported for 64-bit. i used drivermax to backup those drivers but they ...
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Size of page table and number of entries

Suppose on 32 bit OS, we have 4 GB of available virtual address space. So, that means we need to map 2^32 = 4,294,967,296 addresses. If you calculate the size to store all the 4,294,967,296 addresses ...
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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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Can I run a 32-bit Win7 virtual machine from 64-bit Win8

I am completely unfamiliar with virtual machines. I would appreciate guidance on (a) can I do this and (b) should I do this? We were aiming to deploy a solution on Win8. We now realise that one of ...
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missing remote desktop on win 7 ultimate

Have a computer running Win7 Ultimate. Having issues using remote desktop as in doesn't seem to exist. Doesn't have the shortcut on the start menu, nor can I find mstsc.exe doing a search on the C: ...
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Why are there 32-bit editions of Windows 8? [closed]

64-bit CPUs have been around for about 10 years now, maybe more. Most computers have such CPUs (I don't think 32-bit CPUs are even manufactured anymore). And there are a lot of computers that have ...
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Why is my 32bit ODBC connection not showing up in odbcad32.exe?

I have a Windows 7 64bit system that must run a 32bit application that accesses a MSSQL Server 2005 express via an ODBC connection. After installation everything was working fine. Now a few weeks ...
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Is there a way to install the windows 64 bit drivers on my windows 32 bit

So, I know that I am asking an impossible thing but I think that there should be a way for that. Can I install 64bit windows7 drivers to a 32 bit windows 7 computer. Is there any way that can convert ...
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What is a xx bit process? [duplicate]

Hardware-wise: Technically, the bit size of a computer can refer to several things, such as the size of its CPU instructions or the amount of data the CPU can read from memory. This is ok, ...
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Memory limits in Excel (functions lookup)

can I obtain an advice how many Excel files with what size can I have opened at the same and link with functions (lookup) in Excel 2010 32 bit system? Is there a way to predict how fast the ...
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Can't boot a 64bit Windows USB from a tablet originally installed with 32-bit OS

I have an Acer Iconia W4-820 Tablet which has an Intel Atom Z3740 64-bit CPU, but the Windows version installed on it is 32-bit. I'm trying to install 64 bit Windows on it by making a bootable USB ...
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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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How can I find out whether my Windows is 32bit or 64 bit?

How can I find out whether my install of Windows (specifically XP and Vista) is either 32 or 64 bit? Additionally, how can I find out if my hardware will support a 64 bit operating system?
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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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How long will 32-bit applications be supported on Windows? [closed]

I’m trying to take a guess at how long 32-bit applications will be supported. I am assuming that there are a great many enterprise applications out there that are written as 32-bit applications and ...
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Can I upgrade from Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 7 64 bit without reinstalling all of my software? [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 getting a new PC soon and thinking ...
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Possible to install 64-bit Windows on 32-bit UEFI?

I recently purchased an HP Stream 7, which I was led to believe would have Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. However, it has 32-bit Windows, even though it has a 64-bit processor. Installing 64-bit has ...
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Windows XP Kernal Hack?

I have Windows XP 32-bit and have 8 gigabytes of ram, but aparently windows can only "see" 4 gigs of it. I know that there are 'kernal hacks' for OS's such as Vista, 7 and 8, but none for XP. Could ...
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Commands not working in Windows 7 32-bit command prompt

I have an HP laptop with a Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium operating system. My command prompt doesn't run lots of commands like help, shutdown, ipconfig, ping, etc. I get a message like: 'help' is ...
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How many bytes a 64 bit processor processes?

This is from an interview question - http://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/Yelp-Software-Engineering-Intern-Interview-Questions-EI_IE43314.0,4_KO5,32_IP4.htm "there is not more than one way to answer ...
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ZOTAC IONITX-F-E drivers for windows 7 (32 / 64)

I bought this Zotac Motherboard like 4 years ago, and can't find the drivers for it. i've looked high and low and found nothing so far. Can anyone give me a hand, or point in me in the right ...
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Force a program to run on x86? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8.1 x64, and I'm trying a legacy app. I get an error message complaining that the program is not compatible with x64. Is there a way to force a program to run on 32-bit mode on a ...
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Any benefits of VT-x for 32bit guest?

I am going to be deploying a network of 32bit guest systems. I will be running one core per VM (but multiple VMs per host), memory usage is low (<512MB per guest). Is there any benefit (or even ...
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Running a 32-bit executable on 64-bit Debian Jessie

I'm trying to install Adobe Air (needed for Balsamiq Mockups), and when I try to run the installer, I get: sudo: unable to execute ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin: No such file or directory I made sure the ...