1.    31 Jan 2016 #1
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    64 bit to 32 bit


    Have a Asus laptop with 64 bit system loaded win10 64 bit used 89% of ram contacted Asus unit not suitable for win 10 is there a way to run win10 32 bit on a 64 bit system as this should use less ram.
    Tas Devil.
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  2.    31 Jan 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tas Devil View Post
    Have a Asus laptop with 64 bit system loaded win10 64 bit used 89% of ram contacted Asus unit not suitable for win 10 is there a way to run win10 32 bit on a 64 bit system as this should use less ram.
    Tas Devil.
    Yes, it can be done but you'd have to do a fully-clean install of the 32-bit version. Same would apply if going from 32-bit to 64-bit. Be sure to do a backup copying of any data you don't want to lose to another drive, anything that exists nowhere else. Programs will have to be reinstalled from disc or download.

    The 64-bit version of Windows only requires 2GB RAM but works much better with 4GB while the 32-bit version only requires 1GB but works much better with more but may show only about 3.5GB out of 4GB, not a performance problem as I've successfully done so. I don't worry too much about how much RAM Windows uses as long as it works, it's when programs start crashing that one should investigate why.
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  3.    31 Jan 2016 #3
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    64 bit to 32 bit


    Many thanks will try & see what happens have tried in past but it kept coming up & saying load 64 bit.
    Tas Devil
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  4.    31 Jan 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tas Devil View Post
    Many thanks will try & see what happens have tried in past but it kept coming up & saying load 64 bit.
    Tas Devil
    This might be why:
    Windows 10 32-bit native UEFI install on Desktoplaptop with - Microsoft Community
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  5.    01 Feb 2016 #5
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    64 bit to 32 bit


    Thanks must be the reason Asus says unit not compatible with win 10.
    Tas Devil.
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