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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Why does CPU Time for the System Idle Process increase *faster* than the wall clock?

My computer has been up for 30 min but task manager shows that CPU Time for System Idle Process at 1:30 plus. Every second it advances another 3 or sometimes 4 seconds. The machine is also running, ...
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Is there any 64-bit PDF plugin for browsers?

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What are the amd64 files in Windows 7 x64?

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Compatibility issue before upgrading Windows 7 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1

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How can I find out if a given program is 64 or 32 bit version?

How can I find out if a given program is 64 or 32 bit version? I can't to do it by simply looking at where it's installed, since some programs need no installer and may be put anywhere. Here, no ...
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8 GB RAM installed, only 7.5 GB usable. Windows 7 64-bit

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System Maintenance Tool?

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Windows 7 RTM 32Bit vs 64Bit (with 4GB RAM)

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Ubuntu 12.04 hangs on reboot (“All processes ended within 1 seconds”); how to debug?

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How can I see if Windows is getting RADVD advertisements?

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Upgrade from Windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit [duplicate]

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Computer wakes itself few seconds after hibernation

This is the situation: this is a Dell Optiplex 755, I recently upgraded it to Windows 7 64-bit, it had Windows XP SP3 previously. on XP I never had a problem hibernating the PC, now with Windows 7 64 ...
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Is there a codec to preview Panasonic rw2 files in Windows Explorer for a 64-bit version of Windows?

Have you been able to find a Panasonic .rw2 image file codec to view rw2 images in explorer? (Before you answer, make sure it's for 64 bit :+>)
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Error turning windows features on in Windows 7 64 bit

On 64bit Windows 7 system RTM (fully patched), I'm trying to "turn windows features on". I select a few items (say "Games" or "Telnet Client"), and I keep getting the following error: An Error ...
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Confused between 32 bit OS and 64 bit OS

I have 32 bit Windows Xp on my machine now i want to install Windows 7 64 bit. Can i install it? My machine is 3-4 years old. Does the bits of OS has anything to do with hardware? Or it's just a ...
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Running 32-bit vs. 64-bit programs on a 64-bit OS

If I'm running a 64-bit OS (Windows XP x64 edition) and a program has both a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version, what are the advantages of using the 64-bit version? Will it be faster?
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Rescuing Windows XP after formatting the boot disk

My computer has two physical disks: Disk 0 (C:) Windows 7 Disk 1 (D:) Windows XP x64 I've been running a 64-bit version of XP installed on D: for some years but I didn’t realize it was initially ...
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Windows 7 x64 Network Adapter Fails

Recently I have begun to experience problems with my network access using Windows 7. The computer crashed after waking up from sleep and has not been able to access any network via ethernet since ...
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64 Bit Free Anti Virus [closed]

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How to turn off auto start on-screen-keyboard on Windows 7 64 bit?

I'm on Windows 7 64-bit in a Laptop HP Elitebook 8460p I really don't like the keyboard so I plugged in an external usb keyboard and it worked fine, but accidentally I kept pressing the keys cause I ...
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Upgrading from 32 to 64 Bit Windows 7, without losing program installations/games [duplicate]

I recently built a new computer and put the wrong installation of Windows on (32 bit), meaning I cannot use all of my RAM. I would like to upgrade to the 64 bit version, though I already have ...
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How do I have Java auto-update for both 32-bit and 64-bit?

I have both Java 32-bit and Java 64-bit installed on my computer, and when automatic updates rolls around it asks me to save in Program Files (x86), but no equivalent for 64-bit Java comes up. How can ...
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Radeon HD6570 only working in Linux Kernel 3.6.7

I have an interesting problem getting my Radeon HD6570 graphics card working in Fedora 17: When booting into any Linux kernel version above 3.6.7-4, after GRUB finishes there is no video except for a ...
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Pressing key with accent character makes it enter twice

I’ve got a very strange issue on my PC. Whenever I type an accent character, they appear as if I hit the key twice. For example, when I type the following sequence: `~TEST^"' I get the following: ...
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Why doesn't Microsoft Word “Save thumbnail” work?

I tried saving a thumbnail as seen in this post: How can I save a Word 2010 document so it has a thumbnail preview image in its metadata? but it doesn't work - No thumbnail. Why? Is it because I have ...
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Variables List Windows 7 x64 [closed]

Are you haveing trouble with the Variable codes and does this help? When I was asking about this I could not find anything as specific other then this. I found this list and hope its helpful. I found ...
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Windows 7 Dual Boot Hibernation

I have two different editions of Windows 7 installed on two different partitions (on the same physical drive). One is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, one is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I have both ...
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Possible Duplicate: Video drivers for VAIO on Windows 7 I just upgraded memory to 4GB for Sony Vaio VGN-SZ460N laptop and trying to install Windows 7 x64. All works fine with default ...
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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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Can't install Ubuntu 64 bit on my Asus Destop

I want to start installing Ubuntu on my new computer with an Asus P8H61-M Pro motherboard. The CPU is an i5 2400 3.1GHz, it has 8GB of RAM. I tried to burn the amd64.iso to different DVDs and then ...
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WIndows 7 64 bit reporting 3.00 gb usable memory with 4.00 gb installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable 4GB in my Windows 7 64 bit? I have a computer that I have upgraded to Windows 7 Professional 64bit. It has an intel D945GB1 motherboard, Pentium D Dual ...
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Windows 7 professional 32-bit on a i5 machine, good or bad? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems I've got an i5 laptop which came with Windows 7 home premium.I wanted to use the professional version and before doing my dual booting with ...
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GIMP 2.6.11 on Windows 7 64-bit can't open PNG files

I am a long time user of GIMP. It works beautifully on Windows XP and Windows 2000. The time has come to move on... to Windows 7. So I installed GIMP 2.6.11 on Windows 7 64-bit (straightforwardly ...
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Ubuntu: .xsession-errors ate 37.1 GiB of disk space: What is causing that?

Ubuntu recently informed me that I used up all disk space and need to free some more. After few hours spent looking for guilty party, I found out that my .xsession-errors file size is 37.1 GiB! I ...
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Card reader driver not installing correctly, but same driver used to work

I have an Acer Aspire 7720G-813G32Bn laptop. It has integrated (maybe 3?)-in-one memory card reader. The reader uses Ricoh chip from R5C8 series. I don't know the exact model number. I can't see the ...
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Can I run a 32bit version of Windows XP in a Virtual Machine, on a 64bit machine running Ubuntu (64bit)

I believe my title is enough.. I have a 64bit Computer running Ubuntu (64bit). Can I run a 32bit version of Windows XP in a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox)?
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Cannot Acess Folder on Externally Mounted HD

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, and I've mounted my previous computer's Vista 32-bit hard drive through an external enclosure so that I can access my files on my new computer. I can access every part of ...
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Fresh install of 64bit Ubuntu needs flash but adobe doesn't have a version for me

I need flash to watch YT videos. YT said "You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video." with a link to download flash. I'm running 10.04 so I see possible choices for myself: 1) a ...
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32-bit Ubuntu or 64-bit w/Intel Atom D510 w/4GB RAM?

(I've seen this question and some related ones, and perhaps this is a duplicate although part of my question is specific to the Atom D510.) I'm going to be installing Ubuntu on a new silent desktop ...
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User-account missing from “Manage Accounts” in windows-7 64bit

I recently installed windows-7 home premium 64-bit on my computer. I had two accounts on it. One admin account and one account of the type "homeuser" (I think it was). This morning when started the ...
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64 Bit Windows drivers for Inspiron 1720

Dell doesn't seem to offer 64 bit drivers specifically for the Inspiron 1720 (laptop). I'm going to be upgrading from Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64bit and I want to pull down the necessary stuff before ...
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win vista sp2 x64 still won't install

Since Vista SP2 came out I have been trying to update, unsuccessfully. I always go through the whole installation process, the system reboots, says it is in Step 3 of 3 and aborts with a message ...
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Keeping HDD files in virtual memory without changing paths to files

I suppose my question is very specific, but I hope there might be solution already. I want to make few folders available in virtual memory but not changing the way they are accessed like ...
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How to convert existing Win7 64 bit to virtual machine?

As I've upgraded from an old disk to a new one and decided to rather re-install the OS than copy an image and drag along all the 'crap' accumulated over the years I thought it would be a good idea to ...
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Windows 7 OEM 64 bit installation [closed]

I am a new user to SU. Sorry if this has already been asked before. I did ask a user in a comment a while back. Anyway here goes : I assembled my own PC. I purchased the OEM version from the market ...
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How can I upgrade from Windows 8 x32 to x64 fastest & easiest?

I was upgrading the hardware in a family member's computer and purchased the Windows 8 upgrade for $40 from their website. Not thinking, after I installed it I realized I now have 32bit Windows on ...