64-bit or 32-bit

  Boghound 10:13 11 Aug 2010

Will 32-bit software install/run on a 64-bit machine but obviously not the reverse?

  jack 10:29 11 Aug 2010


My Main machine is 64 bit
All my software inc O/S is 32 bit
Dont kid yourself that you will see a difference- you probably will not.
Any processing speed difference is to you and me is hypothetical- its there but you wont notice..

To bring this further to clarification
My first venture into computering was 25 years ago with an ATARI ST series machine
ST stood for 16/32
Software written in machine code for 16 bit and pushed trough a 32 bit system-
Blistering fast for Word processing and Graphics even up to 4 series Intel chips.

  Boghound 10:54 11 Aug 2010

Thanks Jack...My first venture was 35 years ago...So the brain is slowing down and just couldn't remember the software position with 64-bit and was looking for a new laptop which all seem to be 64-bit because of the 4gb barrier.

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