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Old 02-14-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I just bought new PC's from Dell that have 32Bit proccy's.

Not sure what you guys mean that no one makes 32B proccy's anymore?!?!

Microsoft WANTS to eliminate 32B ones but we aren't there yet.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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I just bought new PC's from Dell that have 32Bit proccy's.

Not sure what you guys mean that no one makes 32B proccy's anymore?!?!

Microsoft WANTS to eliminate 32B ones but we aren't there yet.
What CPU do they have? Just because you got a 32 bit OS, doesn't mean the CPU isn't capable of running a 64 bit OS. Like i said, my crappy little Atom powered netbook runs Win7 64 bit. I doubt you'd find a desktop PC today that doesn't have a 64 bit capable CPU. Of course any 64 bit CPU is backwards compatible with 32 bit OS's and applications.

Run Securable (GRC*|*SecurAble: Determine Processor Security Features*|**) and report back.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Intel® Pentium® Processor E5700 (2M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB))

I stand corrected.
Thought these were 32 bit as Dell didn't give me an option to put 64bit Windows on it.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Essentially all Intel desktop and mobile processors made after spring 2004 (Pentium 4F) are 64 bit architecture. Doesn't include some Atom models.

AMD had 64 bit earlier.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Knoxville
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I am running Parallels on y Mac and plan to upgrade from XP to 7. How can I tell if my MacBook Pro is 32 or 64?
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:15 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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How can I tell if my MacBook Pro is 32 or 64?
See post #7 ?
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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You cannot perform an upgrade, you will have to reformat and perform a clean install.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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I understand I have to do a clean install, I'm just not sure which disk to use 32/64.
I opened Control Panel, but cant find any of the other parts listed on Post #7.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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I understand I have to do a clean install, I'm just not sure which disk to use 32/64.
I opened Control Panel, but cant find any of the other parts listed on Post #7.
Its all about the installed RAM.

32 bit Windows will typically address about 3.3GB of RAM. If you have more than that, you'll need to install 64 bit Windows live with the lost RAM.

If by some chance your motherboard and CPU didn't support 64 bit, setup would fail almost immediately.
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