26 Juli 2012

Difference between windows 8 64-bit and 32-bit

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When you will to buy the Windows 8 may be have a doubt, because there are Windows 8 32-bit (x86) and Windows 8 64-bit (x64) . So which one should be selected and matched with a laptop or computer you have? In addition you may also be a bit confused what's the difference between Windows 8 32-bit with Windows 8 64-bit?


This is the most common questions.

What is the advantage to run Windows 8 64-bit compared to Windows 8 32-bit?

If you frequently work with large file sizes-large and takes a lot of memory (eg video editing), Windows 8 64-bit would be the better option because it will give better performance compared to Windows 8 32-bit. As we know Windows 8 64-bit memory support up to 192GB has, while Windows 8 32-bit only 4GB for maximum performance. Another advantage of Windows 8 64-bit is in terms of security, is more secure than Windows 8 32-bit, because the drivers Windows 8 64-bit must be fully certified by the maker of the hardware vendor, so it is very difficult to be infiltrated by a malicious program.

Can my Laptop or computer run Windows 8 64-bit?

If you just bought a computer a computer with the newest and latest technology usually will support and able to running Windows 8 64-bit, except if the processor you are using a low-end Laptop with Intel Atom Processor Intel Core Duo or lower. But if you use a processor Intel Core 2 Duo can be sure that your computer is capable and can run Windows 8 64-bit version. If you are still in doubt, it is better to use Intel Processor Identification program in order to know your processor has suppport Windows 8 64-bit or not.

What about other hardware such as Sound Card or Video Card?

See the year of manufacture of your hardware, if made after the release of Windows 7 (2009) then it is certain that it has hardware support Windows 8 64-bit, but if you use hardware made in the years before Windows 7 is present (eg before 2009), you may need to check your website and the vendor of the hardware to determine if there is driver support for Windows 8 64-bit.

Can Driver for Windows 8 32-bit used for Windows 8 64-bit?

The answer is no. Windows 8 32-bit has a different structure of the Windows 8 64-bit.

I've already installed Windows 8 64-bit but the driver of the hardware I have is for Windows 8 32-bit

You can find a complete driver for your hardware on the each vendor official website.

Can I run 32-bit Windows program in Windows 8 64-bit?

Yes sure, windows 8 64-bit can run 64-bit and 32-bit software and Windows 32-bit 8 can run 32-bit and 16-bit

Is it possible to upgrade Windows 8 32-bit to Windows 8 64-bit?

No cannot, To install Windows 8 64-bit from Windows 8 32-bit you must do full installation, can't directly upgrade Windows 8 32-bit to Windows 8 64-bit.

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