Questions tagged [32-vs-64-bit]

For questions about the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit processors and software and associated compatibility issues. Do not also add the individual [32-bit] and [64-bit] tags.

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How To Tell If Bitness of Choclatey Package

Looking through the help, I see that the install defaults to your processor architecture; but if you have a 64-bit OS and only 32-bit package is available, it will fall back. So how can you tell ...
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SSIS OLE DB Destination transfer decreased between SQL to SQL DB

Short Story, after a weekend I started getting errors about some jobs IN the SQL Server Agent failing. What I found out is that the issue is only present in X server and when I try to use a Data Flow ...
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Why do I have a 32 bit and 64 bit Excel?

I am using Windows 10 and have installed a 64 bit version of Office. I cannot for the best of my life remember having installed a 32 bit version as well. However, when I open the Start Menu, I find ...
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Can one use 4-bit, 8-bit, 16-bit, or 32-bit sized pointers on a 64-bit machine?

I just did a rough calculation around the max size of an unsigned 64-bit integer, which is: 18,446,744,073,709,551,615 q5 q4 t b m t h Looking at AWS's hardware specifications on their ...
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Run debug scripts in 32-bit in VbsEdit

I use a 64-bit VbsEdit on my Windows 7 computer to debug my VBScript code. Sometimes I need to run the scripts in 32-bit mode (C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\wscript.exe). Can I force VbsEdit to use the 32-...
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Install Windows 10 32 bit on M.2 drive

I have an M.2 drive that I'm currently trying to install Windows 10 x32 on (we need the 32 bit version for work apps). Installing Windows 10 x64 works just fine, but trying to install the 32 bit ...
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Simplest way to instruct an end user to discover if Windows is 32 or 64 bit? [duplicate]

I am looking for the simplest method I could provide to a non-tech saavy end user to find out if their Windows PC is 32 or 64 bit. This has to be something they could do manually - i.e., I don't have ...
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Kali Linux not starting [closed]

I am beginner in Linux Systems. I had downloaded Kali 3 32-Bit to run on a 64 Bit computer. However it is only working with 32-Bit Computers. I don't know why but the login screen doesn't comes in 64 ...
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I downloaded a 32 bit program on a 64 bit system

Did not notice until already running, downloaded a 32 bit program on a 64 bit system. Would I get better results installing the 64 bit program, or keep the 32 bit program and run it?
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How do I determine whether Windows 7 is 32-bit or 64-bit? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 computer. How do I determine whether my Windows installation is 32-bit or 64-bit?
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Do I have a 64 bit PC?

I am trying to find out if this bad computer of mine is 64 bit. I have a 32 bit and want to get more than 4 GB of ram. I have 2 GB and I can survive 2017 with it. But I want to upgrade to 8 GB. Here's ...
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Powershell dont seem to work correctly on 64Bit but works fine on 32Bit and the exe works on both bit

Hi i have a Powershell script that runs just after windows fresh install. The script auto install Microsoft Office Starter 2010 This work correctly on 32Bit without any problem. But when i run on ...
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If I must choose between 32- and 64-bit versions of some software, which should I choose? If plug-ins are available, does this make a difference? [closed]

I'm running 64-bit Windows 10 on a machine with 8 GB of memory. Sometimes I download some software, and wonder whether to get the 32-bit (x86) or the 64-bit (x64) version. Please assume that I won't ...
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Work around for “this software is not supported on a 64-bit OS”? [duplicate]

I have an older app I need to access, which will not get past the initial installation screen with the message, "software is not supported on a 64-bit operating system. Please install on a 32-bit ...
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Changing default location of “Program Files (x86)” doesn't work

I changed the default location of "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)" by editing the Registry: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion] "ProgramFilesDir"="E:\\ProgramFiles\...
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Runtime Error 52 when running 32-bit software on 64-bit OS [closed]

I have keyboard/typing software designed in 32-bit, and want to run it on 64-bit Windows 7. I am currently getting Runtime Error 52 - Bad File Name or Number whenever I try to run the software. Is ...
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Controller crashes all games

I have bought Esperanza EG102 (really cheap just over 4 $) controller. It has a force feedback feature, so it crashes everything, that tries to connect to it. When I run joy.cpl for a vibration test, ...
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Will the performance of my Laptop increase if I migrate from Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit to 16.04 64 bit?

I have i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz processor and 8GB RAM in my Thinkpad T530 laptop. Normally I have 6-7 pinned (gmail, whatsapp, slack, keep etc) and up to 10 open tabs in Chrome, virtualbox with ...
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What is the difference between the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows Media Player?

I recently downloaded the Standard version of the K-Lite Codec Pack. Selecting the Advanced installation process gave me the option of configuring and automatically using the 64-bit version of Windows ...
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Running 64 bit IE tab process on Windows 7

I have a 64 bit ActiveX component which I want to run inside IE. I assumed when I run 64 bit IE, the tabs will also be 64 bit process and I will be able to create the ActiveX object. But even in 64 ...
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i need to install a 64 bit application on my PC which is running a 32 bit OS of windows 7 [duplicate]

i need to install a 64 bit application on my PC which is running a 32 bit OS of windows 7. my PC is 64 bit capable system. can i install the application?
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Access old Windows files from Tails

I just installed Tails, but I can't seem to access my old Windows files. I'm prompted for the Windows admin password, but even when I enter the correct one it says it can't do it. My gut feeling is ...
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how to recognize a 32-bit laptop bus size — if there still is any around

I'm laptop shopping these days and refreshing on the technologies out there. One thing i'm stuck with is system bus size-- 64-bit vs 32-bit, if this still is an issue. On the configurations i look ...
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Microsoft Office 15 Applications display errors when attempting to preview in Windows Explorer

In Windows Explorer (WIN 7 Pro SP1, 64-bit), if I click on a file belonging to any of the 3 Office programs that Explorer will preview in the Preview pane, I get an error, and no preview is generated. ...
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stress testing a 64bit CPU with 32bit software (mprime)

When I stress test a CPU there are three things I'm looking for: Power consumption at peak load (can the PSU handle this CPU?) Heat disipation under heavy load (is it well refrigerated?) Reliability ...
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Why 32-bit installation of R is available in 64-bit machines?

I wanted to know why, when you install R for Windows on a x64 machine, it lets you choose between installing 64-bit,32-bit, or both. I don't understand why would you want to install 32-bit version of ...
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Is a product key for 32 bit Windows compatible for 64-bit Windows?

Background information: I own a reasonably good computer which is capable of running a 64 bit operating system. It came installed with Windows 7, which I wiped quite a while ago, and installed ...
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Doesn't show 64-bit options in VirtualBox after doing everything [duplicate]

Here is everything straight. My OS is 32-bit Window 7 Home Basic. My processor is Intel Pentium P6200, which is 64-bit capable. I have VirtualBox 5.0.4 installed. I have the ISO file of Ubuntu 14....
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Transplanting Debian HDD From 32-bit > 64-bit Notebook

Okay so my old 32-bit notebook got old and died. I preserved the old HDD (with bootable Debian OS). I bought a newer 64-bit notebook and gave it the old HDD. It worked perfectly for a long time and ...
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Why is 64 bit OS version packaged with both 32 and 64 bit libraries?

I installed SuSE 64 bit version, and i saw it has libraries (Samba), installed with both 32 and 64 bit versions. We used to upgrade only the 64 bit version of libraries of Samba in our software ...
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How to install 32 bit Iceweasel/Firefox and Java plugin so that webex audio works on Debian 64 bit?

Colleagues would like to communicate in a videoconference using Cisco Webex. This requires the Java plugin for Firefox/Iceweasel. Based on this blog, I installed the web browser plugin based on ...
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Aptana Studio 3: allow more than ~1300MB memory for JVM

Moved from Stack Overflow. I'm running Aptana Studio 3.6.1 on 64-bit Windows 7. Aptana site states that the IDE is compatible with 64-bit environments. When attempting to use a 64-bit Java version, ...
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VMware vSphere / ESXi 5.5 recommended guest system architecture

I am currently setting um VMware vSphere / ESXi 5.5 on a DellPowerEdge2900 and since it's an older server the following question came to my mind: Considering performance should I install guest ...
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How can I register a (32-bit) COM DLL as a COM+ application

I heard that you can register a 32 COM server DLL in COM+ so it will be executed as local server instead of an in-process server. This solves a 64/32 bit issue, it would be possible to access the 32-...
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Windows 7 Ultimate back to original Windows 7 Home Premium

Can I downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate 32 back to Home Premium 64 the one I was originally with and if so how?
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Is there a way to completely eliminate any 32-bit support on a 64-bit windows?

I want to completely disable the whole syswow64. My goal is to make it impossible to run any 32-bit application, or load any 32-bit DLL on a 64-bit windows system. Similarly to the old 16-bit Windows ...
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Can a 32-bit antivirus program protect you from 64-bit threats

I think that 32-bit programs cannot look inside 64-bit processes. So I am asking this question out of curiosity. I am using Windows 7 x64. I do not know about the bitness of the antivirus except that ...
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Where to place 32-bit and 64-bit applications

I have been reading quite a bit about how Windows 7 handles 32-bit versus 64-bit applications (including details of system32 and wow64), and am surprised by the amount of contradictory information ...
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Memory mapping of a 32-bit virtual machine on a 64-bit host

My host is a 64-bit ubuntu operating system and I want to setup a windows 7 virtual machine. I suspect that using a 32-bit windows 7 vm does not have any benefits regarding the RAM and disk space ...
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Is it possible to install CentOS 64-bit on a 32-bit machine?

Is it possible to install CentOS 64-bit on a 32-bit machine? Is it possible? If not, I would like to know why. Please explain.
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Qt's plugin path and WOW64

We are trying to set up a Qt development/runtime system for our users at work. This should allow them to build and/or run either a 32-bit or 64-bit Qt application at their discretion (on the same ...
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Why are there 32-bit editions of Windows 8? [closed]

64-bit CPUs have been around for about 10 years now, maybe more. Most computers have such CPUs (I don't think 32-bit CPUs are even manufactured anymore). And there are a lot of computers that have ...
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How do I remove all i386 architecture packages from my Debian installation?

I added foreign architecture i386 to my Debian amd64 installtion. How do I remove it? When I try this command: dpkg --remove-architecture i386, I am told to first remove all i386 packages.
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How do I install Citrix ICA Client (Receiver) 13 on Debian 64-bit Linux?

The Citrix ICA Client (Receiver) 13 has many i386 dependencies, so I cannot install on my amd64 (64-bit) Debian Linux. How can I make this work?
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How do I know if my Linux system can run both ELF 32-bit and ELF 64-bit binaries?

It appears that I can run both ELF 32-bit and ELF 64-bit binaries on my Linux host. I am running on pretty vanilla Linux boxes (Intel hardware, RedHat 64-bit kernel, etc.) How is that possible? Is ...
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Unable to activate windows

When I right click computer, click properties, then click activate now I get the following error message: The Windows 7 Product Key you typed is invalid for activation. I already typed the product ...
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How can I use 32 bit drivers on Windows 7?

I bought a new Dell 64-bit laptop with Windows 8 pre-loaded. I installed Windows 7 as my software does not run on Windows 8. Now I need to use 32-bit drivers as 64-bit ones don't work. Has installing ...
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Windows 7: which version for which Pentium?

I have to install Windows 7 on two machines, but I'm not sure if I must pick Windows 7 version 32 bits or 64 bits for each of them. Here's what appears in my computer > properties: Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3....
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Is there a 64 bit to 32 bit USB adapter, to connect devices that don't connect to 64 bit machines?

My Palm's synch cable does not work with USB ports on 64 bit computers, and I've seen confirmations online that it does not work for other people as well. Is there by any chance an adapter that could ...
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Using 32bit application in 64bit

I am using windows 32 bit VLC media player in 64 bit pc. It is working fine. but my question is that won't it allocate memory according to 32 bit structure? That means though i have 64 bit PC, i ...