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Windows 7: What causes a PC to be 32 vs. 64 Bit?

19 Dec 2016   #1
Mike Lynch

Vista Ultimate 64 and Windows-7 both are 64 Bit
 
 
What causes a PC to be 32 vs. 64 Bit?

Is it the CPU, the Motherboard the O/S or what?


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19 Dec 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If the CPU is 32 bit then the computer will be 32 bit, no matter what.
If the CPU is 64 bit then the O/S will determine whether the computer is 32 or 64 bit.
You can install a 32 bit operating system on a computer with a 64 bit CPU.
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19 Dec 2016   #3
Mike Lynch

Vista Ultimate 64 and Windows-7 both are 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you!

I appreciate the simplicity and brevity of your answer.

Best regards,

Mike Lynch
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19 Dec 2016   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome.
Happy Holidays!

Paul
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