Difference between 32bit and 64bit Windows

2012-May-01 | Tags: 32or64

Start64!In an answer to a previous query, our Helproom Editor explained to a reader how to run GWBasic on a 64bit Windows PC. But as another reader subsequently pointed out - a simpler solution might be to simply run a 32bit version of Windows. Here, our Helproom Editor explains how to run 16bit software on a 32bit installation of Windows, as well as pointing out some of the major differences between 32bit and 64bit Windows.

QUESTION Paul Woffindin wrote to Helproom in your May issue asking how to run GWBasic on a 64bit Windows PC. I was surprised that you didn't inform him of the more suitable 32bit edition. The only advantage of using 64bit is it allows for more RAM, but he doesn't need vast amounts to run GWBasic. Ian Smythe