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.
You’re probably aware by now that even the operating system molds around the CPU architecture, with versions for both 32-bit, and 64-bit processors. However, the 32-bit architecture isn’t the first, with 16-bit processors once ruling the world of IT.
What’s more, some applications are still built on the outdated architecture and can create compatibility issues with modern versions of Windows, despite Windows 10’s enhanced compatibility options. Chances are you can’t even get to see the application’s set of features because the installer itself can be on 16-bit.