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  1.    08 Jun 2018 #1

    What differences are between 64 bit and 32 bit windows 10?


    Hi all,
    I am thinking about re-installing windows 10, but this time I want to install the 32 bit version because of Excel that is crashing when I put numbers in the cells.
    I know that there are other programs that can open and edit excel files, but they don’t “feel” the same.
    What differences are between 64 bit and 32 bit windows 10?
    Thanks
    Sven
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  2.    08 Jun 2018 #2

    Its down to how much ram you have a 32 bit can on see and use 3.5 gig ram so if you have more than that you need the 64 bit. Another thing is 64 bit needs signed drivers which help to ensure it runs correctly
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  3. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       08 Jun 2018 #3

    Hi,
    If it's on the machine in your system spec's you don't want 32 bit as said about the memory deal :)
    Otherwise 32 bit takes half the disk space but primarily for very limited resource machines with 2-3gb memory or old single/ dual core machines.
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  4.    08 Jun 2018 #4

    Sven1458 said: View Post
    Hi all,
    I am thinking about re-installing windows 10, but this time I want to install the 32 bit version because of Excel that is crashing when I put numbers in the cells.
    I know that there are other programs that can open and edit excel files, but they don’t “feel” the same.
    What differences are between 64 bit and 32 bit windows 10?
    Thanks
    Sven
    What makes you think Excel is crashing due to the architecture?

    BTW: MS suggests using the 32 bit version (?default) of MS Office.

    Another BTW: There are very few apps that use the 64 bit extended register ... thus most apps run as 32 bit anyway. I only had to compile 64 bit for a UEFI 64 bit only proviso once.
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       08 Jun 2018 #5

    Are you running the 32 or 64 bit version of Excel?

    You can install either on Win10 X64. For Win10 X86, only the 32 bit version is allowed.

    I don't know whether it matters much. I have the 64 bit version installed, mostly because I can.
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  6.    08 Jun 2018 #6

    To answer a few Questions:

    Samuria
    This is a laptop with 4 gig of ram

    ThrashZone
    This is a laptop with a 1.30 Processor

    Superfly
    on other postings on here it was mentioned that the 32 bit version of windows does not have the problem with Excel.

    bobkn
    I am running office XP AKA office 2002
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  7. bro67's Avatar
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       08 Jun 2018 #7

    Office XP is always going to crash with Windows 10. Get a updated version like the Student/Home edition of the latest Office. Microsoft cannot support product that they have retired.
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  8. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       08 Jun 2018 #8

    Hi,
    In that case yes 32 bit would be better no matter if you loose .5 memory 3.5gb's is good too so no big loss :)
    Battery will probably last a little longer too.
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  9.    08 Jun 2018 #9

    Sven1458 said: View Post
    To answer a few Questions:

    Samuria
    This is a laptop with 4 gig of ram

    ThrashZone
    This is a laptop with a 1.30 Processor

    Superfly
    on other postings on here it was mentioned that the 32 bit version of windows does not have the problem with Excel.

    bobkn
    I am running office XP AKA office 2002
    Well you got to be more specific... computers are like women - you need to know what they are thinking otherwise sh*t happens - certain errors occur with certain functions - one can't generalize.
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  10. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       08 Jun 2018 #10

    Hi,
    Yeah you can 1.3 processor 32 bit would be best.
    Some idiot installed 64 bit 10 home on a 2.2 Mhz processor it was a 5 second wait for every click lol and that was after full reset and saving nothing
    32 bit few like a bird even with win-7 32 bit which they preferred to be install
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