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How can i upgrade my computer from 64 bit to 86bit

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October 20, 2011 3:12:44 PM

Hello,
i have purchased virtualenginebuilder3D online and it says i need a X86 bit system and i have a 64 bit system, how can i upgrade to a x86 bit system
October 20, 2011 4:39:41 PM

You already have an x86 system; that's the generic name of the processor.
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March 18, 2012 1:28:34 AM

Ijack said:
You already have an x86 system; that's the generic name of the processor.


Actually this is the term used for 32bit processing. Notice, all programs that are not 64bit specific programs are installed to the "program files x86" file location. If you have 64bit, look at your C:/ drive and you will see "Program Files" and "Program Files x86". This is for running programs in 32bit. There should not be a need for having to install Windows 7 32 bit for a program that runs in 32bit/x86 because Windows 7 64bit can also run 32bit programs or x86 as you call it. Hope this helps.
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February 12, 2014 9:11:35 AM

bosey85 said:
Ijack said:
You already have an x86 system; that's the generic name of the processor.


Actually this is the term used for 32bit processing. Notice, all programs that are not 64bit specific programs are installed to the "program files x86" file location. If you have 64bit, look at your C:/ drive and you will see "Program Files" and "Program Files x86". This is for running programs in 32bit. There should not be a need for having to install Windows 7 32 bit for a program that runs in 32bit/x86 because Windows 7 64bit can also run 32bit programs or x86 as you call it. Hope this helps.


Actually x86 is referencing the hardware in this case the processor is an x86 model. The 64-bit architecture is really written as x86-64. x86 is backwards compatible to all x86 architecture thats why anything older then 64 goes in the x86 folder.
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