I've been asked to install Windows 10 on someone's computer and when I wanted to check whether to install 32-bit or 64-bit, I noticed something, that the computer has 8 GB of RAM, but was running 32-bit windows all the time. That computer is not mine and was bought in a store by someone not as tech savvy, so yeah, they've been fooled. I've been doing a little research and I came up to this page: https://askubuntu.com/questions/122535/intel-core-i3-cpu-is-not-64-bit and according to that, i3's support 64-bit windows (if I understood correctly). However, this computer has Intel Core i3 560 model, which is very old and I cannot find out if they support 64-bit too.

So, do they support 64-bit windows, and if yes, can I install them normally or do I need to do something special?

http://ark.intel.com/products/50177/Intel-Core-i3-560-Processor-4M-Cache-3_33-GHz this is the processor. On this site it says Instruction Set: 64-bit. Does that mean it supports the 64-bit windows? Thank you.

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    Based on that Intel product page, the processor is capable of a 64 bit environment.
    – Narzard
    Jul 11 '16 at 14:14
  • Thank you. Wasn't sure what Instruction set means. Also, found out that it supports EM64T feature, which is also required for windows 10 64-bit so I supposed that it does indeed support 64-bit, thank you for confirming.
    – leonz
    Jul 11 '16 at 14:18

Yes, the processor has 64-bit support.

This processor family is a little old, it would be good you check the compatibility of other devices with the Microsoft tool before install Windows 10.

This link has the Get Windows 10 tool and it checks the compatibility.


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