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

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  1. Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       05 Dec 2017 #1

    Installing X32 on a X64 base laptop!!?????


    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?
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  2. Posts : 2,001
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       05 Dec 2017 #2

    Yes, but why don`t you just use the Recovery partition ?
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  3.    05 Dec 2017 #3

    Why move to the 32 bit OS?
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  4. Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       05 Dec 2017 #4

    If your device is still sound, that is it works, then is there data currently on drive that needs to be recovered before you apply a version of Windows?

    Are you asking about 32 bit as that is the software you have on hand? You can get, for free, the latest 64 bit version. Since laptop had Windows 10 it will re-activate no product key required.
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  5. Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
    Thread Starter
       06 Dec 2017 #5

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    If your device is still sound, that is it works, then is there data currently on drive that needs to be recovered before you apply a version of Windows?

    Are you asking about 32 bit as that is the software you have on hand? You can get, for free, the latest 64 bit version. Since laptop had Windows 10 it will re-activate no product key required.
    Doing a fresh clean install of x32, (HP installed x64, all their software/drivers are for x64).. HP does not offer x32 on these HP 15-f233wm laptops, only x64. I looked up on other sites, only one person said no, Kernel dump..

    These HP 15-f233wm has over 1.9 million files, doing a full virus scan, took me nearly 7hrs. I did clean install on mine, scan now under 2hrs.
    The 15-f233wm has a dual core 1.6, 2.16 max CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD.
    My niece says I can have hers.
    By the way I am great uncle, my niece had a baby girl on Dec 2.
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  6. Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       06 Dec 2017 #6

    Neat. I'm about to become an Uncle again, at my age. Yikes!

    If you would like to do a clean install please let us know and we can assist. The software is available here...

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/soft...load/windows10

    and the tutorial is here ...

    Clean Install Windows 10

    If you have any devices that aren't identified we can help with that as well. The HP 3D driveguard is a usual one not to id correctly.
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  7.    06 Dec 2017 #7

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Yes, but why don`t you just use the Recovery partition ?
    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
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  • Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
    Thread Starter
       06 Dec 2017 #8

    If your CPU is x64 capable, you can run a x64 OS but will be sluggish. I have x64 and yes it is sluggish. boots up fast but APP's are slower than a snail moving in a -30F day.
    I did a clean install, updated drivers, work fine the first week, no problems, now its getting sluggish, downloads were 1.2Mb, now they are in Kb's.
    Since my niece is giving me her HP 15 f233wm, I was wanting to install the x32 OS.
    I have both versions of Win10 on a USB drive.
    HP Support only has Software/Drivers for x64 only,, If I install the x32 OS, which it will run since it is compatible, will there be an issue with installing and running the Software/Driver for the x64 OS on x32 OS.
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  • Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
    Thread Starter
       06 Dec 2017 #9

    [QUOTE=Caledon Ken;1227902]Neat. I'm about to become an Uncle again, at my age. Yikes!

    I will be 55 this coming Sunday, I have 3 nieces, 1 nephew, 2 great nephews and now a great niece.. my nieces were always the easy ones to buy for on their birthdays and Christmas, jewelry. nephews are the hardest, my nephews are like an adult woman, always changing their minds on what they like. LOL..
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  • Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       06 Dec 2017 #10

    I don't believe the OS is the cause of the sluggishness. That said if you install the 32bit OS Windows will handle 90%+ plus of drivers. You may not need to install any drivers. That 3D driveguard might be one, deal with that when you get there.

    If you are measuring Windows downloads as you speed test that is not a valid test in my books.

    If you want to test your Internet Speed then go Speedtest.net. Don't fall for any we can fix your pc offers. Just do the speed test.

    Downloads are impacted by server farms capacity and bandwidth into facility. Of course the path it takes to your house also impacts this but I would get a raw measurement using that site.
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