64-bit refers to processors that have a word length (the fundamental data type of registers and memory transfer operations) of 64 bits, allowing each word to hold 2^64 = 1.845 x 10^19 discrete values (over 4 billion times as much as a conventional 32-bit word).

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Computer doesn't use more than 4 of my 8GB of RAM…? (64-bit computer)

Recently, to future-proof my computer, I've added on top of my original 4GB of memory. I brought the total memory to 8GB, and I've got no noticeable change in speed-- even when it should. I went to ...
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How to set the command (cmd) prompt colors

Pretty easy to do in Bash, but, for the life of me, I cannot find a way to change the prompt (and only the prompt) colors in Windows 7's cmd window. Note: the solution suggested in the comments seems ...
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Excel x64 file corruption in .xlsb files for Office 2013

I have a number of Excel files, all created in Office x64, all in .xlsb format and all containing macros. Every now and again, these files become corrupted and I cannot get them to run. I can however ...
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64-bit applications like VLC etc crash if they try to open file dialogs like open file, save file etc

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Internet Explorer 9 Installer for Windows 7 x64

As part of my standard troubleshooting for a user's issue with a webapp, I uninstalled their version of IE9 x64 by locating the original update in Windows Updates. Now I can't seem to find an ...
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Toshiba satelite laptop takes too long to boot

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Minimise, Maximise and Close not showing - Windows 10 / Macbook (Bootcamp)

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214 views

Windows 7 - Windows Update Hangs On “Checking For Updates”

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Why does Windows claim to be low on memory when I have swap space available?

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Random file popup errors when plugging in external hard drive

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Run 32bit applications on Windows 10 64 Bit

I've got a Windows 10 Computer (home edition), which has 4GB of Ram and an i5 processor. I need to run an old 32 bit accounting programme. The vendor said it won't release a 64 bit version (although a ...
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Can I open a 16-bit file (such as MP3 or DOC) on a 64-bit OS (Windows 10)

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How to get Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 to work on Windows 8.1?

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Is there a way to force Windows 10 to recognize more than 3.5 GB Ram on a 64 bit system? [duplicate]

I've got a machine that is 64-bit, running 32-bit windows 7, which has 8GB ram. I did the official upgrade to windows 10 that Microsoft was offering a few ago, but I'm having a difficult time setting ...
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Installing Visual C++ Redistributable 2012 64-bit in Wine on Ubuntu 64-bit dist

This is a known bug in Wine for 64-bit systems that the 2012 redist does not play well. I am running 14.04 64-bit. I need a pure 64-bit because of the program I am trying to install (Illustrator CC ...
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Disable Hyper-V in Windows 10 64-bit error

I am trying to disable Hyper-V in Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit but it is not working. I tried using Control Panel as well as by using this command: dism.exe /Online /Disable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V But ...
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How to retrieve locked folder after system restore?

I locked a folder by Lock-A-Folder 2.0 and after few days performed system restore. The lock-a-folder software got uninstalled after system restore. I reinstalled it again but i can't find the locked ...
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running 64-bit Linux in Virtual box 5.0.0 on windows 7

Hi i am very new to virtual machines. I have Virtual box 5.0.0 running on windows 7 64-bit. I have installed extension packs, however when i go to set up Kali Linux 64-bit, it doesn't give me a option ...
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RAM Limitation on 64 bit arch

I see that there are a lot of places mentioning 16 EB RAM limitation... However, isn't a modern register 64 bit? and if so, 2^64 should point to the number of registers possible and since they are ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) i3 2.6GHz Ram Upgrade Crash

I have a Dell inspriron n5010 i3 2.6GHz M390 with 1333MHz 2GB memory with windows 8.1 32bit Operating System. I wanted to upgrade the RAM, i could not find any 1333MHz 4GB memory So i bought a DIMM ...
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Windows 10 upgrade 32bit to x64

I have a windows 8.1 32bit installation with 4GB of RAM and a x64 capable CPU. I've upgraded the RAM to 8GB and want to do the Windows 10 upgrade... as far as I'm aware the upgrade will do a like for ...
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Running both 32 and 64 bit version of Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I need to be able to select which version of IE11 I run (32 or 64 bit) on my 64-bit Windows 7. I've tried running it from "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)", but the "bittnes" is always the ...
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Instead of Disk, may just BURN my computer

I have an old HP Compaq 6710B laptop which ran XP-PRO-SP3 32bit (x86) as sole OS. It has an un-bootable 160gb HDD and a HP (2008) Model No.UJ-861 HHC-A DVD=RW Drive. I also have a Dell Latitude E6430 ...
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How to reinstall Windows 10 on new hard disk

I've been using Windows 10 for a couple of month now (joined the Insider Preview). Now my hard drive started ticking so I've bought a new SSD and I want to move the windows installation to the new ...
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I cannot open FTP folder in Windows 8.1

Thanks for reading this question.. I've made a FTP (file transfer protocol) account on www.1freehosting.com and some other free sites. But when I open my FTP server in Window Explorer, I got an ...
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Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window

In the last 3 days, I noticed my Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window each time. I have a new ...
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Windows 7 Pro 64Bit… now thinks it's a 16Bit OS? I can't “repair” Windows or MS Office suite?

Question : What software tools can repair Windows 7 Pro 64Bit, when it has been damaged (ie. it thinks it is a 16Bit OS and won't repair from Win7 install disk). NOTE : When trying to avoid a ...
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Bluetooth driver for Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is not getting installed?

My OS is 64 bit Windows 7 ultimate. I tried many drivers for the INTEL ac7260 dual band wifi + bluetooth card but not able to get this done.
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Keyboard and mouse not working Win 8.1 X64 , SSD, asus mb

Following a critical win update 2 days ago, the mouse and keyboard no longer work on win 8.1, X64 with SSD though mouse and keyboard work in bios, i have tried the following: I can get into the ...
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Why is System32 still called System32 on a 64 bit Windows OS? [duplicate]

I've wondered this for a while. I personally think that System32 would make sense to be the 32 bit Windows OS. But when you have a 64 bit Windows OS, the file system is still called System32. Can ...
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Will running Windows 32-bit virtual machine on 64-bit Windows 7 fix this issue?

I'm trying to run an old game, and oddly the expansion packs to the game only install on 32-bit Windows. I have 64-bit Windows 7, and it won't even let me attempt to install them. If I install a ...
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Problems with wireless connection (Win8.1 laptop)

I'm having 3 weird issues with connecting to a wireless connection on my laptop running Windows 8.1. 1) The icon shows the wired connection icon (monitor with a cord) and not the wireless (bars) ...
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What's a good rule-of-thumb for choosing between Windows 32 bit and 64 bit?

I'm installing Windows on an old(ish) machine again - and am again faced with the question of whether to install the 32-bit or 64-bit version. Instead of asking this question specifically for some ...
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Backing up software with its licenses

I have a PC which is mostly used for photo and video editing. This PC was starting to get slow and I decided I had to install some more RAM memory in it (6GB in total now). After doing that, I ...
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Windows 7 Explorer - number of undoable actions (undo levels)?

Could it be M$ changed that number from 10 in previous Windows versions to 1 (ONE)? Create a new folder. Create 11 new documents of whatever type is handy in your context menu. Delete them one after ...
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MSVCR100.dll missing error even its there

I know that MSVCP100.dll, is part of the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime libraries, so I have them in my PC too. Everything was working fine but suddenly this error start happening when I open my ...
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windows 7 ultimate x64 bit unable to save or browse files

i have this problem where i can't open or save files. any application that saves or browse files wont save or browse files. For example, in microsoft word, if i click save as, a windows explorer would ...
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driver_power_state_failure in Windows 8.1

I am using Lenovo Z50-70 Laptop model number:59-429607 available in India.Windows 8.1 Single Language Sometimes when I use power-saver mode or balanced mode , after 10-15 minutes I got BSOD with ...
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mingwm10.dll missing: error at program start and unsure how to proceed

I want to run a program in Windows 8.1 (64bit) but upon starting the program it crashes because it cannot find a file mingwm10.dll After searching for more information with Google: I do not ...
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Why windows 8.1 64 bit install programs only in 32 bit?

basically I have a windows 8.1 64 bit but when i download a software (e.g. firefox) it´s installed automatically in 32 bit, why and how can i change it ?
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How to set heap size (-Xmx) more than 1 gb in Windows 64 bit machine with 4gb ram?

I got the error as below: Error occurred during initialization of VM Could not reserve enough space for object heap Could not create the Java virtual machine. I can set maximum heap size 1gb. After ...
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“end-point DllRegisterServer was not found” Error

I'm trying to install Assassin's creed 3 (blackbox). While installing, an error popped up saying isdone.dll was not found. Proceeding to rectify it, I downloaded isdone.dll (from dll-files website). ...
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How to get back my remaining capacity of my 8GB pendrive?

A few weeks ago, I inserted my pendrive into my college's PC to transfer my assignments, but it was not working. It was corrupted and was asking to format. I couldn't even copy files, and was forced ...
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How to restore deleted/formatted Bitlocker encrypted partitions/ partition tables

Initially I had 2TB Seagate Expansion Desk HDD, partitioned into 500GB, 13GB, 500GB, all three Bitlocker encrypted and 1 more 500GB unencrypted partition, the rest of the space was unallocated. ...
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WMIC Process information doesn't get the status

Executing wmic PROCESS get name,status in an elevated command prompt in Windows 7 will get all running processes, but the status is empty (see screen shot). How can I get the status of currently ...
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Windows 10 64-bit requirements: Does my CPU support CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW and LAHF/SAHF?

I'm currently trying to find out whether or not it would be a good idea to update my slightly dated notebook (Windows 7, 64-bit) to Windows 10. The problem is that Microsoft states in their Windows 10 ...
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Installing 64 bit CentOS using VirtualBox

I downloaded VirtualBox to a windows 8.1 machine by selecting the Windows (32-bit/64-bit) installer option at this link on the Oracle web ste. But when I try to create a new Virtual Machine using ...
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Google Chrome tabs and extensions crashing ever since reinstall

I switched from the 32-bit build of chrome to the 64-bit build a couple days ago and ever since then about 40% of all new tabs, whether opened by "Open link in new tab..." or the actual new tab button ...
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CPU maxes out at 100% when I use 2nd RAM slot! why?

I recently re-installed windows and went from a 32 bit install of Windows 7 Ultimate to a 64 bit install of Windows 7 Ultimate. Computer ran fine before the re-install but I just wanted to switch to ...
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VT-x enabled in BIOS, but disabled in Windows 7

I've been running VMWare Workstation 11, with 32 & 64-bit guests just fine but I haven't run in in a few months. I tried starting it up again and I get: Blockquote Binary translation is ...