Windows 10: 32 bit os showing x64 processsor

Discus and support 32 bit os showing x64 processsor in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; [img] ??????!!!!!!!! thanks in advance 37281 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Punar, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Punar Win User

    32 bit os showing x64 processsor


    32 bit os showing x64 processsor [​IMG]


    ??????!!!!!!!!


    thanks in advance

    :)
     
    Punar, Jan 12, 2016
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  2. BRCjr Win User

    64 bit operating system/windows 10

    Will a 64-bit CPU run a 32-bit program on a 64-bit version of an OS? Yes it will. 64-bit systems are backward-compatible with their 32-bit counterparts. Will a 64-bit OS run a 32-bit application on a 64-bit processor? Yes it will. Again, this
    is because of backward compatibility. Check at right click start(windows logo)> select system>should show 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor. There are not actually that many 64 bit programs and applications around yet. Most are 32-bit. So do
    not worry.
     
    BRCjr, Jan 12, 2016
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  3. operating system queries-reg

    sir,

    i got 64-bit operating system with my laptop and after i installed windows 10 its showing 32-bit operating system and x64 based processor. can you please tell me how to upgrade my laptop to 64-bit os x64 based processor??
     
    vamsi krishna p, Jan 12, 2016
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  4. 32 bit os showing x64 processsor

    That's what I saw 2 years ago. It does not depends on your OS. If you have a I generations processor or any processor released after 2010 then this is shown.
     
    chunnuhardy, Jan 12, 2016
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  5. caperjack Win User
    Hello and welcome to tenforums ,it simply means someone put a 32bit windows 10 on a computer that could possibly run 64bit ,windows 10, having said that, not all 64 bit processors will run win10 64bit,, I have a Acer Switch 10 ,with Atom 64bit cpu but when I tried to put 64bit win10 on it would not let me do so .. said it would not run it.
    is this on the Dell laptop in your .my system Specs , did it come with Vista on it , Who installed win10 on it,
     
    caperjack, Jan 12, 2016
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  6. davidhk Win User
    Apparently you know something about this subject. So I'll butt in and ask if you have info to enlighten me....................

    I have a Dell 1420 laptop bought at least 5 years ago. It came with Windows Vista running 32-bit but with a 64 bit processor.
    I have since upgraded it to Win 8 Pro > Win 8.1.1 > and now Win 10 Pro 32-bit.
    At one time while it was still running Vista, I tried to install a 64-bit Vmware player to try out Win 8 Preview and Vmware won't install until I switched to a 32-bit version.
    I have been wondering about that for quite a while.
     
    davidhk, Jan 12, 2016
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  7. caperjack Win User
    I'm no expert ,I only know a bit about all things hardware ,and know what I have experienced myself .and I think its possible that the older 64bit cpu will not run win10 64bit , I have 2 older towers that I can put win7 64 on but not win8 or 10 64bit ,error message say, it not compatible
     
    caperjack, Jan 12, 2016
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  8. LMiller7 Win User

    32 bit os showing x64 processsor

    It is not at all unusual to have a 32 bit OS installed on a 64 bit capable computer. Most CPUs built in recent years are 64 bit capable and large numbers of them are running 64 bit operating systems. Whether an OS is 32 or 64 bit is a fundamental characteristic and does not change simply because it is installed on a 64 bit capabler computer.

    With 4 GB or less RAM the advantages of a 64 bit OS are limited.
     
    LMiller7, Jan 12, 2016
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  9. davidhk Win User
    Post #4
    At one time while it was still running Vista, I tried to install a 64-bit Vmware player to try out Win 8 Preview and Vmware won't install until I switched to a 32-bit version.
     
    davidhk, Jan 12, 2016
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  10. dburne Win User
    Yep an x64 processor can run either 32 bit or 64 bit windows. 64 bit processors were more the norm long before a 64 bit version of windows was mainstream.

    I remember downloading and running the Windows XP 64 bit version trial just to check it out way back when, simply because I had an X64 processor.
     
    dburne, Jan 12, 2016
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  11. Mystere Win User
    You cannot install 64 bit applications on a 32 bit OS, even if the CPU is capable of running in 64 bit mode.
     
    Mystere, Jan 12, 2016
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  12. It still surprises me people run 32bit windows.
    I have been on 64bit since 07
     
    shakennstirred, Jan 12, 2016
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  13. 32 bit os showing x64 processsor

    In certain situations, there's no reason or benefit to run 64 bit, or if the user has some incompatible, crucial software. I still put 32 bit versions on older systems that have less than 4 GB of memory and I know won't ever be upgraded.
     
    DeaconFrost, Jan 12, 2016
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  14. Mooly Win User
    Why is it a surprise ?

    I've installed 32 bit Windows 10 on an old laptop (9 + year old) even though it will run the 64 bit version. Why... its basically down to the lack of driver support, primarily Wi-Fi (Atheros) and the fact it only has 2Gb RAM.
     
    Mooly, Jan 12, 2016
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  15. caperjack Win User
    I have an older duel core 64bit cpu ,dell tower ,that I have win8 64bit on, had to , I tried to install win8.1 64 and win10 64bit ,it just stopped and told me the cpu was not supported ,that of course is not the exact message, cant remember it,and the same with an older Compaq/hp tower ,,it would not even install the win 8 64, I bad to put win7pro 64 bit on it
     
    caperjack, Jan 12, 2016
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