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  1.    1 Week Ago #11
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 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.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    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.    1 Week Ago #12
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 495
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by MrHudson 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.    1 Week Ago #13
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,639
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    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.    1 Week Ago #14
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Texas
    Posts : 210
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
    Thread Starter

    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.    1 Week Ago #15
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,639
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    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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  6.    1 Week Ago #16
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 9,970
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    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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  7.    1 Week Ago #17
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,870
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    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.    1 Week Ago #18
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,639
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Thanks Fafhrd. I just thought it had to be like for like. Great to know.
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  9.    5 Days Ago #19
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Texas
    Posts : 210
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
    Thread Starter

    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.    5 Days Ago #20
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,639
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Sorry not following.

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