1.    17 Nov 2015 #1
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    system showing 32-bit

    Why is my laptop showing System 32-bit, when its clearly x64-bit machine.
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  2.    17 Nov 2015 #2
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    On a 64 bit computer you can install either 32 bit or 64 bit operating system. 64 bit is only really a benefit if you have more than 4GB RAM (32 bit can only use 4GB). As you don't I wouldn't worry about it.

    If you wanted to change it (if you upgraded your RAM for example) you would have to do a clean install as you can't upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit.
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  3.    17 Nov 2015 #3
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    Why is my laptop showing System 32-bit, when its clearly x64-bit machine.
    Because you have 32-bit Windows installed.
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  4.    17 Nov 2015 #4
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    An OS does not become 64 bit because it was installed on a 64 bit capable computer. It is not unusual to install a 32 bit OS on such a computer and there are some advantages in doing so. A 64 bit OS is generally preferred but with 4 GB or less RAM the benefits are not great. Going to a 64 bit OS would require a clean install of the OS and all applications. That would be a lot of work with plenty of opportunities to do things wrong.
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