Advice Request Are you using an 64-bit OS?

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Are you using an 64-bit OS?


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zzz00m

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I keep a 32 bit OS (XP) running on a virtual machine, in case I need to to run some very old software that won't install/run on the latest Windows. But in general I would only use a 64-bit OS on my main computer, because fewer developers are supporting 32-bit versions of new software.
 

Burrito

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I remember a stack of old 16-bit 8086's at work that had been in a closet for many years... I should have grabbed one of those chips... just to keep a little piece of computer history.
 

RejZoR

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I've been running 64bit OS since release of Windows Vista. Yeah, that one. It was the first OS that had reasonable 64bit driver support. WinXP 64bit Edition was something I preferred not to bother with since support was pretty bad in general.
 

Nevi

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Apr 7, 2016
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I dont even remember how long it is since I used 32bit. It was in the XP days. I wouldn't mind using 32bit, if it was just as safe as 64bit, and could use at least 8GB RAM.
I liked XP though.
 

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