Windows 10: Windows 10 32bit vs 64bit

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  1.    30 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 32bit vs 64bit

    Hey guys,
    Today i go reinstalling ntb HP 15-r008nc and here its original preinstalled OS (Windows 8.1 with Bing 64Bit)
    Ntb have 4GB ram, intel celeron n2840 @ 2.16Ghz..
    My question is which version of OS you recommend.
    Windows 10 32bit or 64 bit ? (I think for this NTB)

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  2.    30 Nov 2015 #2

    With 4gb RAM (or less), I would go with 32-bit Windows 10 - unless you plan on upgrading the RAM in the future. 64-bit won't hurt anything, but it isn't needed until you go above 4gb RAM.

    WARNING: You cannot download Windows 8.1 with Bing anywhere! I would create an image backup of the entire hard drive (I prefer Macrium Reflect Free) in case Windows 10 goes bad or you need a driver or something from the factory Windows 8.1. At a bare minimum, I would use the factory installed program to make the recovery drives/disks.
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  3.    30 Nov 2015 #3

    I have source where I can download original files to Bing installation :) Not warez.. And can I have 32 bit if i previously have 64 bit ? Maybe some problems with activation or not ?
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  4.    30 Nov 2015 #4

    no difference with activation if x86 or x64

    so you can install either - of your choice
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  5.    30 Nov 2015 #5

    Ok, thanks :) Last question do you think drivers are supported for 32 bit ?
    HP 15-r008nc Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) | HP® Customer Support

    I cant see download links for 32 bit
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  6. DavidE's Avatar
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    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
       30 Nov 2015 #6

    With 4GB RAM i prefer 64 Bit Windows.
    It's not just the max usable 4GB RAM limit for 32 Bit, but it's also the max Address Space.

    My test box has 4 GB RAM, and a dedicated GPU that has it's own Video RAM.
    With Win 64 Bit i can get 4 GB usable in Windows, but with Win 32 Bit the best i can get for usable is 3.5 GB.
    It's a home-built desktop, so i can tweak more things in BIOS than a pre-built would allow.
    With a notebook and integrated video this may not make a difference for you.

    The advantage i saw to Win 32 Bit (Win 7) is it uses less disk space, and the monthly patch Tuesday downloads are smaller (and faster).
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  7.    30 Nov 2015 #7

    I install 32 bit but thx for your time :)
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  8. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       30 Nov 2015 #8

    I don't see any 32 bit drivers either. You may be much better off staying with 64 bit.
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  9. Posts : 710
    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)
       30 Nov 2015 #9

    In my opinion a 64bit OS should go on a computer that has 64bit OS previously if your going the upgrade route. I don't really know that much about it in the first place.
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  10. You's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       30 Nov 2015 #10

    Besides, you won't be able to run 64-bit apps and 64-bit browsers tend to perform better than 32-bit browsers.
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