64 bit OS in a 32 bit hardware

can I install a 64 bit OS on a 32 bit hardware platform?

thanks.
Ken
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  1. no the x64 OS will not be able to install itself onto the x32 hardware due to lack of resources
  2. that's what I kinda figure.. thanks.
    But someone mentioned that all new cpu's support an extended i64 instruction set. Not sure what that means, so any clarification on that statement would be apprecidated.

    -Ken
  3. what processor do you have?
  4. Yah - It's been years and years since processors have been 32 bit only. So you'd have to have a very old machine to run into this issue. And I would opine that - if you did have something that old - you'd have issues running any modern OS, regardless.
  5. sorryi, realized I have two posts.. going to close this one.

    thanks to all that resonded on this post.
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