1.    04 Aug 2015 #1
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    Upgrade to Windows 10 changed my programs from 64 bit to 32 bit


    I upgraded a laptop that didn't have a lot of programs, because I wanted to check it out before I upgraded my other computers. Everything went pretty well, except for the fact that the upgrade seems to have changed the few programs I have on this computer to 32 bit. Specifically Dropbox, 1Password, Microsoft Onedrive, and Norton Internet Security are all showing 32 bit versions in Windows 10. I checked, and I am running the 64 bit version of Windows 10, so I'm not sure why that happened, or if it even makes a big difference.

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  2.    04 Aug 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgibson99 View Post
    I upgraded a laptop that didn't have a lot of programs, because I wanted to check it out before I upgraded my other computers. Everything went pretty well, except for the fact that the upgrade seems to have changed the few programs I have on this computer to 32 bit. Specifically Dropbox, 1Password, Microsoft Onedrive, and Norton Internet Security are all showing 32 bit versions in Windows 10. I checked, and I am running the 64 bit version of Windows 10, so I'm not sure why that happened, or if it even makes a big difference.
    But which version of Windows were you running before, what you Upgraded over? By default 64-bit programs installed in Windows 64-bit will show in C:\Program Files Folder and 32-bit programs will show in C:\Program Files (x86) Folder. If running the 32-bit version of Windows all programs will install in C:\Program Files. Installing a 32-bit version of Windows on 64-bit hardware will work but installing 64-bit version on 32-bit hardware will not work. Have never seen an Upgrade change the version of third-party software without reinstalling.
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  3.    04 Aug 2015 #3
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    I was running 64 bit before, and I am running 64 bit now. Very odd. The odder part is that when I check, it clearly shows that I am running 64 bit Windows, but even when I removed and reinstalled the programs (which only took a couple of minutes) they reinstalled as 32 bit versions. Shouldn't they have reinstalled as 64 bit versions? Is there something that I missing or doing wrong?
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  4.    04 Aug 2015 #4
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    There's 2 possibilities, many programs aren't yet available as 64-bit and it's easy to make a wrong choice on downloads when both versions are listed on the same page. There's really no restriction on installing 32-bit programs on 64-bit Windows, probably also the same exists with Mac OS X and various versions of Linux.
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  5.    04 Aug 2015 #5
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    Problem solved....I didn't really have a problem to begin with. Dropbox, 1Password, Onedrive, and Norton Internet Security all operate as 32 bit programs natively. For some reason, I was thinking that they were 64 bit, but they are not. Upgrading to Windows 10 did not change the programs....but it did kill ICloud, but that's for another thread.
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