Windows 9 Might Not Work on 32-Bit Computers Report

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  1. Lee's Avatar
    Lee
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       #10

    Tully said:
    If we were all like you, we would be driving Model "T" Fords.

    As I am known on Win8 Forum "Tully" That "OLD FART" (85 years young)

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    Tully
    First, "Welcome to the 9 Forums". . . now, second I was being satirical, albeit I truly could care less if people can or cannot afford to get a 64 bit system. If that sounds mean then so be it. . .
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  2. lehnerus2000's Avatar
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       #11

    Coke Robot said:
    Downside is obviously the loss of 32 bit only software and hardware. Printers that came out 10 years ago might not be able to work if the manufacturer hasn't been keeping up on driver software (cough cough Dell).
    Given how bad printers manufacturers are (in general), I wouldn't be surprised if printers that are only a few weeks old won't run when connected to W9.

    We have a Samsung Laser Printer and the instruction manual doesn't match the actual printer (instructions and some of the diagrams)!
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  3. Phone Man's Avatar
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       #12

    Every link I followed just says "reports" said 64 bit only but none list an actual source, so I am calling this BS.

    Next week some one will say they heard it on "Nine Forums" so it must be true.

    Jim
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  4. Posts : 171
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       #13

    Out with the 32 bit systems!

    You would not buy a new car with an engine that did not have electronic ignition!

    Tully
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  5. Posts : 171
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    lehnerus2000 said:
    Given how bad printers manufacturers are (in general), I wouldn't be surprised if printers that are only a few weeks old won't run when connected to W9.

    We have a Samsung Laser Printer and the instruction manual doesn't match the actual printer (instructions and some of the diagrams)!

    My old Canon OIXMA MG3200 gave up the Ghost!

    So I bought a NEW PIXMA MG3200,since I had such good service with my old one!

    Canon must have dumbed down the newer editions because I have had nothing but trouble with try to get it on WiFi!

    Then I read the instructions, as we all do after the fact, & it RECOMMENDED NOT USING the WiFi CONNECTION because it is to slow! My old printer was just as fast whichever way I used & I used it for YEARS!

    That is why I bought the same printer, I had the printer in one place & all the computers in the house printed to it.

    Now I am tied to printing from ONE computer because you can't be sure you are getting what you want!

    Even my Surface Tablet! All the printer manufacturers want to do is sell ink cartridges!

    Sorry about my rant but it just points out the truth of this post!

    Tully
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  6. CountMike's Avatar
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       #15

    Tully said:
    If we were all like you, we would be driving Model "T" Fords.

    As I am known on Win8 Forum "Tully" That "OLD FART" (85 years young)

    Dublin Ireland


    Tully
    I would love to drive Ford T and would like to have points ignition, so much easier to repair.
    Last edited by CountMike; 25 Sep 2014 at 04:18.
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  7. blackroseMD1's Avatar
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       #16

    Didn't we hear the same thing about Windows 8...and 7?

    As much as I'm ready to move on from 32 bit, I've got a feeling we're still an OS refresh or two away from x64+ only.
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  8. CountMike's Avatar
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       #17

    blackroseMD1 said:
    Didn't we hear the same thing about Windows 8...and 7?

    As much as I'm ready to move on from 32 bit, I've got a feeling we're still an OS refresh or two away from x64+ only.
    No too many advantages with 32bit except for being able to run on some really old machines with which even 32bit would have problems anyway.
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  9. Posts : 247
    7, 10 (1909)
       #18

    I don't even know if 32-bit machines still exist - I'm running 64-bit systems for years now, but even if someone does run an old 32-bit machine, who says that they have to be able to "upgrade" to the next version of the OS anyway? I sold my trusty iPad this month since Apple did not update its OS since version 5 (now we're talking about iOS 8). My old iPod touch does not get any OS updates (or upgrades) either. That somehow does not seem to bother anyone. But Windows somehow should support all and every ancient piece of hardware someone might possibly have. I find it curious, why do people have that attitude. Personally, I've just retired an old Pentium III PC, which happily ran Windows 2000 until last week. Of course it would be incompatible with Vista, 7, 8, and now 9. So what?
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  10. CountMike's Avatar
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       #19

    If in working order, nothing is stopping old computers to keep on going with OS intended for them. I think too much effort is spent too far back compatibility, newer OS is held back in that way.
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