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Want my machine to have 64-bit OS but it's a 32-bit

Hi Folks, I want to install a program that needs a 64-bit OD, but my Dell Optiplex 755 says that it has a 32-bit OS with a 64-bit processor. Can anyone help me? OR should I just buy a new (or used) machine that already has it?
Thank you kindly.
Theo


Here is the basic system information:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 A 2.33GHz 2.33 GHz.
Installed memory (RAM): 2.00 GB.
System type: 32-bit Operating System, x64-based processor.

Here is the DxDiag.txt:
Time of this report: 3/6/2017, 09:17:44
Machine name: DESKTOP-IAEQ611
Machine Id: {235E34B3-6159-497E-B398-77E50052429B}
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 32-bit (10.0, Build 14393) (14393.rs1_release.161220-1747)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: OptiPlex 755
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2014MB RAM
Page File: 4263MB used, 1580MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Not Available
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.14393.0000 32bit Unicode
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  1. While I'm sure you could install a 64-bit OS on that machine, it is heavily outdated. You could gain a great amount of performance capability from a new system.

    What are you using this system for?
  2. Only two gigs of system memory. OUCH. Yeah you COULD re-install Windows 64 bit but man that system is VERY old and outdated at this point. You would be doing yourself a huge favor by buying a replacement new or used.
  3. I want to run Vectorworks 3d modeling software. I do want a new (or used) system, but not sure what to get and where to get it. I could go to Best Buy, but I don't want to spend more than $500. I want to use the solid state drives I already have, I think I can reuse them. I also want a dedicated graphics card.
    Thanks everyone.
  4. Your current system doesn't meet the minimum requirements to use it.
    http://www.vectorworks.net/sysreq
  5. Best answer
    Depends on what all you can re-use from your current system, i.e. PSU, Case, etc.

    This build of core components is right at $500 including Windows 10 Home 64-Bit. Note it's missing a power supply, disk drives, and case.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/

    "The following are real-world system requirements for running Vectorworks 2017. In some demanding cases, we would suggest a more capable machine than is described by these recommendations. Likewise, there are some less demanding situations where Vectorworks will perform well on older hardware."
    http://www.vectorworks.net/sysreq

    You could probably get by with an i3 or even Pentium G4560 (or other hyper-threaded Kaby Lake Pentium), which could knock off $100 on your CPU purchase.

    **Better yet, just find a complete tower with an i5-2400/2500 on Ebay. You could probably even find one with a 64-bit Windows OS. They're cheap, like $100-$150. You'll just want one with a micro-ATX or mid-tower that can fit a dual-slot GPU.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/Desktops-All-In-Ones/171957/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=i5-2500
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