32-bit to 64-bit

  • How to Upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit Version of Windows 10

    Start64!Have you ever wondered why you have the 32-bit version of Windows 10 installed on your computer while you have all the requirements to install the new version? Maybe you even need to upgrade from the 32-bit to the 64-bit version of Windows since some of your memory is not used (the 32-bit version only supports up to 4Gb of RAM). Before you upgrade, you need to check some things out first.

  • Your 32-bit Google Chrome installation on Windows will migrate to 64-bit automatically

    Start64!On Tuesday, Google announced that the 59th version of its widely popular browser, Chrome is entering the beta channel. It has been made available on every major platform — Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows. It brings along a handful of new features but the most prominent would have to be the automatic upgradation to the 64-bit installation on Windows.

  • Tails 3.0 will require a 64-bit processor

    Start64!Tails 3.0 will require a 64-bit x86-64 compatible processor. As opposed to older versions of Tails, it will not work on 32-bit processors. We have waited for years until we felt it was the right time to do this switch. Still, this was a hard decision for us to make. Today, we want to explain why we eventually made this decision, how it will affect users, and when.

  • Time to make the switch to 64-bit Firefox on Windows

    Start64!The story of 64-bit Firefox on Windows is a long and complex one, and it is just about to end with Mozilla moving from offering 32-bit Firefox as the default download option to offering 64-bit Firefox on Windows by default.

  • How to upgrade Firefox 32-bit to 64-bit

    Start64!Only 1.7% of all Firefox users on Windows are running a 64-bit version of the browser while the majority of users runs a 32-bit version of Firefox according to Mozilla. Mozilla released a 64-bit version of the Firefox web browser for Windows last year but has not actively promoted it yet.

  • How to Upgrade from 32-Bit to 64-Bit in Windows 10

    Start64!When you received your Windows 10 upgrade, Microsoft will have automatically provided you a like-for-like 32-bit operating system. But if you’d like to upgrade to the 64-bit version of Windows 10, you can – provided your hardware supports it.

  • You Should Upgrade to 64-bit Chrome. It’s More Secure, Stable, and Speedy

    Start64!Using Chrome on Windows? There’s a good chance you’re still using the 32-bit version. You should upgrade to the 64-bit version. It’s more secure–not to mention faster and more stable.

  • Do You Need More RAM To Run 32-Bit Programs On 64-Bit Windows?

    Start64!Most computers today ship with a 64-bit version of Windows, and often a minimal amount of RAM. This brings into question how well these systems perform. This is especially true when users want to run their legacy 32-bit software on these new computers. This is especially true when users want to run their legacy 32-bit software on these new computers.

  • Google killing Chrome for 32-bit Linux

    Start64!If you live in the web browser, using a Linux-based operating system makes a lot of sense. By combining say, Ubuntu and Google Chrome, you can have a very secure and easy-to-use platform running the world's best web browser. A bloated and heavy Windows 10, for instance, could be unnecessary.

  • Running Old (16-bit and 32-bit) Programs on a 64-bit Windows

    Start64!Just like any other hardware component, the CPU has gone through some serious upgrades in the past few years. It’s not just about the number of cores, but the architecture has a greater saying in how everything runs, or if.

  • How to switch from 32-bit to 64-bit version of Windows 10 [Tip]

    Start64!Assuming you have the hardware to support it, you are able to switch from 32-bit version of Windows 10 to the 64-bit version of Windows 10. Naturally when you are upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10, Microsoft will automatically give you the same version.

  • How to Switch From 32-bit Windows 10 to 64-bit Windows 10

    Start64!Microsoft gives you the 32-bit version of Windows 10 if you upgrade from the 32-bit version of Windows 7 or 8.1. But you can switch to the 64-bit version, assuming your hardware supports it. If you had a 32-bit versions of Windows 7 or 8.1 installed on your PC and upgraded to Windows 10, Microsoft gave you the 32-bit version of Windows 10.

  • How to Upgrade Windows 7, 8 32-bit to Windows 10 64-bit

    Start64!You can only upgrade to Windows 10 using the same architecture -- for example, from Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 10 32-bit. In other words, you cannot do an in-place upgrade from 32-bit Windows to 64-bit Windows and maintain all your installed programs, plus a Windows 10 license.

  • Migrating C/C++ from 32-Bit to 64-Bit

    Start64!A major driver of modern C/C++ development is the need for producing native 64-bit code. In most cases, servers and desktop systems are now almost exclusively 64-bit machines. Given this fact, isn't the move to 64-bit C/C++ code just a matter of changing a few build settings? Stephen B. Morris explains why it's not so simple.

  • 64-bit Software by Category

    Start64!Antivirus, BackUp – Restore, Benchmark, Codec, Defragment, Encryption, File Manager, FTP, Graphics and Photo, Install Management, Internet, Media Player, Networking, PDF, Process Management, Start Menu, System Information, System Software, Test Software, Tweak Software, Virtual CD/DVD

  • Debian 8 Jessie Installer Now Supports Running a 64-bit Linux Kernel on a 32-bit EFI

    Start64!The Debian Installer team had the pleasure of announcing on March 27 that the second Release Candidate (RC) version of the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" installer is now available for download and testing. The RC2 version of the installer brings a great number of improvements and fixes.

  • Want Adobe Lightroom 6? You’ll Have to Upgrade to a 64-Bit Operating System

    Start64!Earlier this month we told you that Adobe finally announced the Lightroom editing service for Android smartphones. - But Adobe is also working towards a new desktop version, which will be released as Lightroom 6. However, you'll have to bear in mind that if you want to take advantage of the new version, you’ll need to upgrade to the latest operating system.

  • Proposal to Drop 32-bit Support for Fedora 23 Is Being Made

    Start64!The 32-bit architecture is slowing going away, but not too many developers are keen to let it go. A proposal is being made so that Fedora 23 will only be released with 64-bit images.

  • Chrome for OS X turns 64-bit, forsakes early Intel Macs

    Start64!Google today released Chrome 39, the company's first 64-bit browser for OS X from its "stable" branch. The update also patched 42 vulnerabilities and paid $41,500 in bounties to the bug hunters who reported a dozen of the flaws.

  • End of life plan for Tor Browser on 32 bit Macs

    Start64!We are planning to discontinue support for 32 bit Macs for Tor Browser. We're doing this for two main reasons. First, Apple itself no longer supports 32 bit Macs. The only remaining 32 bit Mac users are on OSX 10.6, which Apple ended support for in February of this year. Second, 64 bit software has improved security properties by way of improved address space layout randomization (ASLR), which makes exploitation more difficult.

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