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 check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows?

Is there an easy way to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows? I need to check before I move the program to a 32bit machine and experience a spectacular failure.
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Should I install 64-bit versions of operating systems?

With the release of Windows 7 coming up, 64-bit operating systems have caught my attention. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of installing 64-bit Windows 7? What type of compatibility ...
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How to check whether my OS is 64-bit or 32-bit?

What is the best way to determine whether my OS is 64-bit or 32-bit ? Assume that, I directly on some os & I am going to install a software on it. But how to determine, whether OS is 32-bit or 64-...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...