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How to reduce 64 bit to 32 bit?

Hey guys! Spo i recently got my new pc, and just got my 64 bit os, and read in the manual, that my mb can only take up to 32 bit.. is there a way to make my os 32 bit? or is not, can anyone be kind enough as to sending me one? so i can put it onto my bootable usb?
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  1. no way tod you have to uninstall the windows and install a 32-bit one
  2. i did not install the os yet, i want to, but if i can not reduce it.. i will need to find something online, and fast..
  3. Your motherboard told you only 32Bit? that doesn't make sense. Give me the model, please. If you install the 32bit system you'll be capped at 4GB of RAM (along with other limitations)

    Also, if you want 32bit Windows you would have to get a 32bit/64Bit Installation Disk (tends to cost slightly more that the OEM)
  4. the gygabyte z77 mini itx wifi
  5. well, where did you buy it? if you bought it directly from microsoft there will be 2 dvds in there: a 32 bit and a 64 bit. but if you only have the 64 bit, then there is no way to lower it to 32 bit. you can either A: buy a new mobo and maybe cpu that are 64 bit compatable, or B: return the OS from where you bought it and get a 32 bit version. hope this helps!
  6. i bought the mb from amazon, no idea who the seller is.. and yes! i did get 2 cd's! but they are drivers.. and the windows is a dell version form amazon
  7. I guarentee any Z77 motherboard is 64 bit.
  8. The manual said in it.. that(in memory section) due to a windows 32-bit os limitation. when more then 4gb of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the physical memory installed.
  9. yeah, the mobo should be 64 bit compatable, go ahead and try to install windows,
  10. what about my ram? i bought 8 gigs..
  11. Dear, who is telling you that this mobo does not support 64 bit? It is 32/64 bit enabled. Don't be fooled. Go ahead and install Windows x64 on it and don't forget to download the 64 bit version drivers from the manufacturer website.
  12. Ok, but still, what about the memory? do i install them seperately? or at the same time? Or only 4 gigs..
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    TheAnonymousGamer said:
    The manual said in it.. that(in memory section) due to a windows 32-bit os limitation. when more then 4gb of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the physical memory installed.

    All that means is that if running a 32-bit OS, and more than 4GB of RAM is installed, you will only have access to 4GB. It does not in any way mean that you can only run a 32-bit OS on that board.
  14. Ohh, ok.. phew.. I was having a heart attack there-.- well.. thanks! now i will go and install my mobo into the case, and get starting ^_^
  15. yup, you can use all 8 GB of ram :)
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