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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Windows 7 x64 Out of Memory Error - With over 1GB still available [duplicate]

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What (traditional) modems work with Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows 7 64-bit?

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Windows 8.1 UEFI x64 & Windows XP x64 Dual-Boot

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Unsigned 64-bit RAID drivers during Windows 7 setup?

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Cannot Acess Folder on Externally Mounted HD

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installing Win 7 from Vista

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Uninstalling programs silently via CMD

Is there a way I can uninstall programs without the graphical interface and doing it via CMD?
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I bought a product key for Windows 8 a while ago, but I never got around to using it, because I can't seem to find a 64-bit Windows 8 ISO image anywhere. My processor is 64-bit, but my current ...
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How to disable jusched.exe on Windows 7 64-bit?

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What is meant by a 32 bit processor, or generally an n-bit processor?
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Linux command to return number of bits (32 or 64)?

What is a Linux command that I can run to programmatically return either 32 or 64 to indicate whether the processor is a 32 bit or 64 bit processor?
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