Reinstalling windows 10,last install was 32 bit os x64 based processer


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    Reinstalling windows 10,last install was 32 bit os x64 based processer


    During my last install of windows 10 I only had 3 gb ram and now have the required 4gb. Will this be what my system needs in order to get it up to a 32 bit os x32 based processer? If not what are some suggestions for me to try?
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    Not quite sure what you're asking. With 4Gb RAM you don't need a 64 bit OS. The only real justification would be that you wanted to run a program only available in 64 bits.

    If that's not so, install 32 bits.

    However, if you want transferability to a new PC with more RAM, or if you intend to add more, then install a 64bit OS.

    in order to get it up to a 32 bit os x32 based processer
    - I'm afraid that doesn't make sense.

    What is it you would like to achieve?
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    W10 pro x64 20H2 Build 19042.610
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    Its virtually guaranteed that any PC from the last decade or so will have a 64 bit processor. That means it can run either the 64 bit version of Windows or equally, the 32 bit.

    It is your choice which to install, however bear in mind that (hardware depending) you may find 64 bit drivers harder to come by. Also if you have 4Gb of RAM installed then the 32 bit version of W10 will not be able to use all of it, however the 32 bit version could be a little faster intrinsically, even with less RAM in use.

    I'm currently using 32 bit (with 4Gb RAM) and find it pretty much indistinguishable from the 64 bit version on the same system. Had I more RAM then it would be no contest, it would be x64 every time.
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  4. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
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    Very strange question

    What cpu do you have and how much memory does the motherboard support ?
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