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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Truecrypt: Encrypt entire drive without having a CD/DVD drive

When I try to encrypt my laptop using TrueCrypt, it wants me to create a rescue disk and verify it. However, the laptop does not have a CD drive or a DVD drive, and I don't own something that can be ...
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Why won't my Windows 8 desktop icons show?

After I restart my computer and go to my desktop, my startup items begin to load but none of my desktop items load unless I right click for some reason. I'll right click, get the loading icon ...
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Linux command to return number of bits (32 or 64)?

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How do I compile 64bit program with gcc/g++ on a 64bit Linux?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and want to make a program to run on a large Debian server that has 300GB memory. With command: g++ Encoder.cpp -std=c++0x -m64 -o Encoder.o it returns something like ...
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What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?

EDIT4 We now have an answer. Thank you for everyone participating in the test and of course those downvoting the question. With 8GB or 6GB windows 8.1 x64 machine you get a low memory warning if your ...
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Cannot find wireless driver for HP laptop

I have an HP laptop (model: dv7-1267cl, Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium) and I cannot find the wireless driver for the laptop. I am need of a different version because my wireless connection under ...
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Can a 64-bit OS be loaded on a 64-bit processor when the EFI is 32-bit?

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Unable to create system image: One of volumes specified for backup is invalid

Having rebuilt my laptop from a Windows 8.1 sys-prepped image, then spent a day adding additional applications, I want to create a system image to speed up any future rebuilds. However, when I ...
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DriveImage XML in 64 bit Task scheduler

I would like to use Windows Task Scheduler to make a backup with DriveImage XML. The first problem, which I somehow managed to solve, is that Windows Task Scheduler will not run 32 bit programs if ...
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Virtual Router not working

I have tried installing Virtual Router in my laptop having Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. But it shows Error: group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested ...
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32-bit vs. 64-bit systems

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Mirror Drivers not working on Windows 7 64 bit computer

I am having an issue getting any mirror driver to work properly on my computer. I always seem to get the same issue no matter which driver I user. I have tried the Mirror Driver in UltraVNC and Also ...
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Installed 4-8GB GSkill DDR3 SDRAM In My AMD Windows 7 Computer; OS Says 16GB Available [duplicate]

When I built my home desktop five years ago my AMD M4A88TD-V motherboard had 4x2GB GSkill DDR3 RAM. When I would click on Computer->Properties, it would say 8GB installed, 7GB usable. Tonight I ...
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64bit Kubuntu running in 32bit mode?

I've recently installed Virtual Box, and was confused as to why it doesn't offer any 64bit versions of any OS. So I looked into what I've got installed, and found three different commands to try to ...
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Cannot install matplotlib in cygwin (freetype issue)

It would be really nice to have matplotlib in my cygwin environment. I have 64-bit Windows 8 with 64-bit cygwin. When I type: pip install matplotlib I get whe following error message: * The ...
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1answer
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Driver for wireless card WNC-0301 (Level One) for XP 64 bit

I looking for drivers for network wireless PCI card WNC-0301 of Level One for Windows XP 64 bit. The one I found on company's site is zipped with password. In short, do somebody know where to find ...
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Multiarch on Debian 64?

Sorry for the "simple" question... It's safe to install multiarch on debian64? Can this impact on performance of the system? Now I'm using virtualbox to run some program, skype in particular for ...
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how to install windows 8 x64 from the dreamspark windows 8 32/64 ISO?

I am a student and I have a Dreamspark account. I have an x64 laptop so I downloaded Windows 8 Professional 32/64 from their site (there was no other version only for x64). After I install the OS, I ...
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Can I use an asus MB with a sata 5-port multiplier?

I have an Asus M5A99FX Pro R.2 and all the available SATA ports are being used. From the user manual of the MB it seems it uses the AMD Chipset 990FX/SB950 (see picture below), yet even after reading ...
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Apps in Windows 10 64 bit don't display the standard “Open File” or “Save File” dialogs

This is a problem that started this morning without explanation -- i.e. a Windows Update, installation of new software -- on Windows 10 64-bit this morning. Any application, 32-bit or 64-bit ...
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Does the chipset also determines installablility of 32bit OS or 64bit OS?

I have Fujitsu Lifebook A6025 with Pentium T2130 and Intel® 945GM/ ICH7-M chipset according to the spec. I want to upgrade the CPU to Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T7400(Socket M) CPU. The T2130 CPU ...
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No Windows 7 repair option after system upgrade

I upgraded my motherboard, CPU and RAM yesterday but my system won't boot anymore. I've got Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I expected to run into some sort of boot problems and created a bootable ...
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Pinnacle Studio 14 Importer crashes on Windows 7 x64

Pinnacle Studio 14 Importer crashes on Windows 7 x64, thus I'm unable to import videos from my camcorder. I've Googled around and it seems to be a problem with x64 support in the program, but there is ...
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How to see real ram usage for each program in windows 7

when i press ctrl-alt-del and open Task manager I see that Memory is used at 80% (Performance tab), but if I add all the memory usage values for each program from the Processes tabs there's no way ...
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I was using win-7 64 bit with 2GB ram. Then i added one 4GB along with it. Both ram are of same brand. The system is not booting after the installation. Its working fine when i reinstalled with 32-bit ...
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PS/2 mouse works with Windows 7 32-bit but not recognised by 64-bit, What to do?

Our USB mouse was stolen and a PS/2 OK_520 Mouse that works OK on my Medion PC, running Windows 7 32-bit, if plugged in before booting, is not recognised by Windows 7 64-bit on a Dell INSPIRONone_19T ...
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Batch FOR loop not working

So I am trying to a procedure of converting images in a directory, but it just doesn't run at all, and I fail to see what's incorrect in my batch code: FOR /R %a in (*.png) DO ( files\pngnq -s 1 ...
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Error 1603 when installing Microsoft Intellipoint 8.2 on Windows 7 x64

Installing MS Intellipoint 8.2 (for my MS touch mouse) on my Dell Inspiron 580 always gives the following error: "Setup must close because an error occurred. Verify that your computer meets the ...
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1answer
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How to run thunderbird in system tray?

A similar question has been asked in ask ubuntu but I'm working on windows 7x64 so because of using the 64 bit architecture, it seems that I can't use this solution. Any other way? I have set my ...
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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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Cannot install any antivirus software in Windows 7 64 bit

I have a Windows 7 64 bit system with 4 GB RAM and Intel i3 processor. I tried to install Avast 9 free antivirus and AVG in it several times, but I can't. I even tried to install it as admin, that too ...
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Does Google Chrome actually run OK on Windows 10?

A friend of mine is trying to run Chrome on Windows 10 but it takes ages to start and load up. I asked him to look at the app in Settings but he gets "Unavailable" when displaying Google Chrome in the ...
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How run Adobe After Effects CS6 v6.0.335.0 64-bit software into 32-bit machine?

I'm using windows 7 32-bit OS other configuration is below in image. In my system I'm trying to install Adobe After Effects CS6 v6.0.335.0 here is the setup screenshot but after running the ...
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Intel Atom D2500, 64-bit mode

I have an Intel Atom D2500 processor which the spec site claims it supports a 64-bit instruction set. However, cpuinfo shows this: # cat /proc/cpuinfo | egrep "(processor|flags|address)" processor ...
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Does a 64-bit processor means that it uses 64 digit long strings?

Can it still use 8bit to process a number for example or does it use 64bits then. If it still can use 8bit, can it process 8 times the number within one tick instead 4 times like 32-bit? I guess ...
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Force Windows 7 to unload items from memory (not Superfetch)

The question is how to force Windows 7 to REMOVE items from my RAM when they are no longer in use. Because this question is met with 100% resistance I'm going to clarify this once... This question ...
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Only IE 11 64 bit is available in Task Manager Instead of Both 64 bit and 32 bit for Windows 7 (64 bit)

Only IE 11 64 bit is available in Task Manager Instead of Both 64 bit and 32 bit for Windows 7 (64 bit) I'm using some applications that need 32 bit variant as well as 64 bit. How can I run 32 bit ...
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Install a Microsoft program with existing 64-bit installations

I'm trying to install Project Pro, which has a setup.exe for both 32 and 64-bit. It also has one master auto-run setup, which I'm assuming would let me choose the components and location to install ...
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“No Instance(s) Available” error with the wmic command

I'm getting a "No Instance(s) Available" error with the wmic command. The command I'm running (from an elevated/administrator cmd.exe window) is: G:\>wmic datafile where name="file.txt" get ...
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Installing HP printer/scanner driver fails

Objective: Get scanning to work with a Hewlett Packard MFP M276nw, connected via USB to a Windows 7 x64 system. What I did, step by step: Uninstall printer driver from Device Manager. Uninstall HP ...
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windows 10 boot error, get error code 0xc000021a

Getting the following error code after installing the first cumulative update for 1511 on windows 10 pro 64bit, happens on boot up and unable to get into the os, just loads the recovery software. ...
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ODBCAD.exe same datasource in system32 and syswow64

Currently i want to proof, which odbc data sources are configurated on a windows server 2008 R2 machine. When i open system32/odbcad32.exe and SysWow64/odbcad32.exe, they contains the same sources ...
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Import EML emails into Outlook 2010 64-bit

Evening everyone. I'm helping setup a small office network, where a number of old PC's are being replaced with new ones with a 64-bit copy of Outlook 2010. The old emails were stored in Windows Live ...
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Installation of Expect on Windows 7 64-bit fails with “not found in the archives”

Downloaded ActiveTcl from http://www.activestate.com/activetcl/downloads/ Installed ActiveTcl at c:/Tcl/ Go to Bin directory in command prompt (Start > Run > cmd > cd c:\Tcl\bin) To install Expect, I ...
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Symantec Endpoint Protection Prevents VirtualBox Guest From Starting

We were running VirtualBox 4.3.16 on a Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 host. A couple of days ago, our Corporate IT decided they were going to silently install a newer version Symantec Endpoint ...
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Where to see which Firefox version is running? (64-bit or 32-bit)

I downloaded Firefox version 43.0.4, 64-bit from their official site and installed it. Before this, I had the Firefox 32-bit version. My OS is Windows 10, 64-bit. I did not remove the 32-bit old ...
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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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Terminal emulator with split panes for Windows 7 (64 bit)

I'm looking for a terminal emulator on Windows 7 (64 bit) with a specific feature: to be able to split the command prompt window into multiple panes. It's a great feature of Terminator for gnome, I ...
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does installing libraries makes linux slower

I have ubuntu amd64, and i want to install packet tracer on it. the thing is, packet tracer requires a lot of 32 bits libraries to work. So, does installing a lot of libraries makes linux slower or ...