4 things you can do with 64-bit Windows that and you cannot do with a 32-bit version


There are fewer computers that use 32-bit Windows. If you have a computer with 4 GB of RAM or more, it almost certainly has 64-bit Windows preinstalled, or later installed. As there are things we cannot do with 32-bit Windows we will list them all.

About the number of users who use a 64-bit or 32-bit operating system, there is no general data, but we can say that there are a large majority using 64-bit systems, it is the preferred operating system for users when they install Windows on a computer, so here are 4 things you cannot do It can be installed with 32-bit Windows and can also be installed with 64-bit versions.

Use more than 3.25 GB of RAM

As we said, 32-bit Windows is limited to using a maximum capacity of 3.25 GB of RAM, not being able to utilize the rest. So many users have raised the possibility that Microsoft will not be running the new 32-bit version of Windows 10. However, there is a very important factor that made the company launch it: the business sector.

  Since many companies are still using computers with 1 or 2 GB of RAM, in this case it is better to use the 32-bit Windows version. The presence of a 32-bit version of Windows 10 allows Microsoft to guarantee sales of its latest software to companies, as well as update all security patches. The 32-bit version also takes up less space, since the 64-bit version has both 32-bit and 64-bit libraries.

Install 64-bit programs

There are a lot of programs that use more than 4 GB of RAM. If you work with Adobe software like Photoshop, Lightroom, or Premiere Pro, you will see that it consumes a large amount of RAM. Especially when we have multiple projects or cases open. Without a 64-bit OS and without a 64-bit version it won't be able to use more than 4 GB of RAM and thus slow to operate.

Install the latest drivers for AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

If you want to install the latest drivers for AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards, then with a 32-bit version, you won't be able to do that. The two companies stopped supporting drivers for 32-bit systems this year. NVIDIA did this in April, and AMD did so in October.

Play some games

Many games' requirements have a minimum of 4 GB or more of RAM. This forces them to demand a 64-bit operating system in order to be able to run it, so they don't have any 32-bit executable program. For example Fortnite requires at least 4 GB of RAM, and Windows 64 bits.

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