Windows 10: Windows 9 Might Not Work on 32-Bit Computers – Report

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  1. labeeman Win User

    Windows 9 Might Not Work on 32-Bit Computers – Report

    labeeman, Sep 22, 2014
  2. Petey7 Win User

    To be honest, I'd much rather see more 64-bit and some 128-bit support than see 32-bit support. I mean, I haven't seen a "new" computer with a 32-bit only processor (except for maybe netbooks) since ~2007. Sometimes, you just have to break down, drive into town, and buy a 5 year old used PC at Goodwill (or other thrift store).

    Petey7, Sep 22, 2014
  3. Lotus Word Pro

    I tried installing Lotus Millenium Edition release 9 on Windows 10 64 bit, it installed but not of the applications would launch. Maybe because Lotus still uses some 16 bit code, it doesn't work, you might have better luck with the 32 bit version if it currently
    works in Windows 7 32 bit on your system (if that is what you are running).
    Andre Da Costa, Sep 22, 2014
  4. Windows 9 Might Not Work on 32-Bit Computers – Report

    Screen Recorder by Burak Uysaler

    Hi Ducat,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing issues with while installing Windows Media Encoder 9 64 bit version on Windows 10.

    I would like to inform you that as you have installed Windows 10 pro 32 bit version on the Computer, so Windows Media Encoder 9 32 bit version can be installed. But we will not able to installed 64 bit software on Windows 10 32 bit Architecture Computer.

    I suggest you to refer to the below Microsoft Help Article and check if it helps.

    Refer to the section: Can I run 64-bit programs on a 32-bit computer?

    Get back to us if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
    Nyima Yonten, Sep 22, 2014
  5. LEE
    Lee Win User
    . . .That's not fair. . .just think of those poor people who have no money to go out and buy a 64 bit system. . . I mean this is just bad. . .OMG how can Microsoft be so cruel. . ."Oh Well" that's life. . .*Wink (of course hey could just use 32 bit Linux. . .*Roflmao2
  6. Nuccii Win User
    Now that's not fair! *Wink
    Nuccii, Sep 23, 2014
  7. Oh wow, I heard about this rumor of Windows 9 like three years ago. That might be interesting to see if this is true...

    If that is true, that's going to be a HUGE HUGE problem for recently built Intel Atom based tablets that are running 8.1.1....
    Coke Robot, Sep 23, 2014
  8. strollin Win User

    Windows 9 Might Not Work on 32-Bit Computers – Report

    Those Atom based tablets are running 64-bit quad core processors, not the original Atom processors.

    I don't think the issue will be a the inability of 32-bit processors to run the newer OS. I've seen posts by people that were upset because they couldn't run their old 16-bit software because 64-bit Win 8.x didn't support it. I'd hate to see the uproar if 128-bit Win 9 couldn't run 32-bit software.
    strollin, Sep 23, 2014
  9. Not quite all of them. I know for sure the ASUS T100 Transformer is a 32 bit system. That made me keep a 32 bit version of Windows 8.1.1 Core in a VM to cook custom images because I've had to deploy that out a couple of times now, all on new Windows 8 PCs.
    Coke Robot, Sep 23, 2014
  10. This has me thinking that it could possibly be true even though there are a lot of 32 bit based Atom tablets out there. There's speculation that in 9, tablets smaller than 10 inches will be sans Desktop. My guess is on this, there will be a SEPERATE Windows SKU intended for those tablets and will be the only 32 bit Windows 9 platform available. Only THOSE specific tablets will be able to get that version to upgrade to.

    For everyone else and every other PC, it's 64 bit only.

    I say hooray because 32 bit versions of Windows aren't as secure as 64 bit counterparts and perform much better as well. Downside is obviously the loss of 32 bit only software and hardware. Printers that came out 10 years ago might not be able to work if the manufacturer hasn't been keeping up on driver software (cough cough Dell). It'll probably require virtual machining for that to happen. Makes me also wonder if 9 will have an updated Hyper-V set up, as in Windows 7's xp Mode, to enable the use of the legacy software and hardware...

    But I've yet to see or hear of ANYTHING 128 bit....
    Coke Robot, Sep 23, 2014
  11. adamf Win User
    System/370 were 128 bit in 1970 *Smile
    adamf, Sep 23, 2014
  12. Tully Win User
    If we were all like you, we would be driving Model "T" Fords.

    As I am known on Win8 Forum "" That "OLD FART" (85 years young)

    Dublin Ireland
    Tully, Sep 23, 2014
  13. LEE
    Lee Win User

    Windows 9 Might Not Work on 32-Bit Computers – Report

    First, "Welcome to the 9 Forums". . .*Thumbs now, second I was being satirical, albeit I truly could care less if people can or cannot afford to get a 64 bit system. If that sounds mean then so be it. . .
  14. Given how bad printers manufacturers are (in general), I wouldn't be surprised if printers that are only a few weeks old won't run when connected to W9. *Sad

    We have a Samsung Laser Printer and the instruction manual doesn't match the actual printer (instructions and some of the diagrams)!
    lehnerus2000, Sep 24, 2014
  15. Phone Man Win User
    Every link I followed just says "reports" said 64 bit only but none list an actual source, so I am calling this BS.

    Next week some one will say they heard it on "Nine Forums" so it must be true.

    Jim *Cool
    Phone Man, Sep 24, 2014

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