Windows 10: Installing X32 on a X64 base laptop!!?????

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  1.    06 Dec 2017 #11

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    NOT NECESSARILY TRUE -- 32 bit drivers are in general needed for running a 32 bit OS. Now it IS possible for some 32 bit drivers to work on a 64 bit OS - but here I think you need to ensure the OS allows installing unsigned drivers.

    I can see ZERO value of running a 32 bit OS (as HOST) on a 64 bit CPU --- running a 32 bit OS as a Virtual machine is another matter of course --nothing wrong with that idea.

    Many tablets and hybrids can only run 32bit even though CPU may be 64bit due to locked down unusual 32bit UEFI bootloaders. So for these devices - 32bit on 64bit cpu - lots of value .
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  2.    06 Dec 2017 #12

    MrHudson said: View Post
    My niece bought same laptop as I have, it crashed and HP does not want to warranty it, Claiming it was activated back in Oct 2017.
    It came preinstalled with X64, If I install X32, will the X64 software/drivers from HP work on it being X32 instead of X64?
    Hi MrHudson,

    The 64-bit drivers and software's are only compatible with 64-bit Windows OS you cannot use 64-bit drivers and software's with 32-bit version of Windows OS .
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  3. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       06 Dec 2017 #13

    If Mr. Hudson loads 32 bit Windows most of the drivers if not all will be loaded by Windows. Has nothing to lose trying and then seeing what device manager reports back.

    I was concerned it would not activate as the original windows was 64 bit.

    If he has 32 bit and an hour, let it rip.
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  4. MrHudson's Avatar
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       06 Dec 2017 #14

    I have both version on USB, Windows will load drivers to get it up running to get all the updates.
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       06 Dec 2017 #15

    Yes. Once up and you've been online for a little while check device manager for any yellow exclamation marks.

    Right click start, left click device manager.
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       07 Dec 2017 #16

    This article is dated 2017 and has pro and con for 64 bit vs 32 bit:

    Whats the Difference Between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows?

    There are many advantages to staying with 64 bit (efficiency, RAM, virtual memory, security, etc.)
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       07 Dec 2017 #17

    Activation is not affected by 32-bit or 64-bit architecture differences in Windows - the digital license obtained on a 64-bit machine is applicable to either.
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  8. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       07 Dec 2017 #18

    Thanks Fafhrd. I just thought it had to be like for like. Great to know.
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  9. MrHudson's Avatar
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       08 Dec 2017 #19

    Didn't work, no drivers for the Intel, CPU, Graphic, Thermal Dynamics and Frameworks.
    Having issue with both these HP's, connects. did connects, and switch from IPv4 to IPv6.
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  10. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       08 Dec 2017 #20

    Sorry not following.

    Are you able to connect to Internet, initially try wired.
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