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rose mitchelle

operating system
differences between x64 & x86

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Hey,guys

This is nina. I have some problems to ask you.

What does the x64 and x86 part mean with operating systems?

I thought it was for how many bit the OS is so Vista would be x64 for example but I have a folder for x86 programs but what is that?

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x64 is 64 bit x86  is 32 bit. The best and modern computers support 64 bits.

 

On computers that folder is used for apps wasn't built in 64bit I believe, since 64 bit computers support both 32 bit and 64 bit software but 32 bit computers can only run 32 bit software.

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You can find this answer very easy on google :

The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer's processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system.

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I would just like to clarify further 32 bit and 64 bit are processor's technology. The later one is latest and supports ram more than 4 GB. Likewise for 64 Bit processor you can have 64 Bit based operating system (Like Vista you mentioned) and applications. As 64 Bit is backward compatible so you can install 32 bit applications on your 64 bit os and that's why you have two program files folder under you OS.

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