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Old 01-04-2008, 12:19 AM   #1
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32 bit OS on a 64 processor

Hello guys!

I would like to know what's the drawbacks on installing a 32 bit operating system on a machine equipped witha 64 bit processor...

thanks in advance!
Old 01-04-2008, 12:26 AM   #2
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Not much at this point. You can run 32-bit apps fine ... I am on this machine. There is not a lot of performance difference in a 64-bit OS, and you might not find that same amount of software for it.
Old 01-04-2008, 12:27 AM   #3
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Got it...

Thx u very much


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