The web site assessed the OS in use and correctly defaulted to the Win 8.1 32-bit version
The exploit allowed targeting only the 32-bit version
of Windows 7.
August figures list 47.4% of Steam users are now running Windows 10 64-bit on their PCs, while 1.51% use the 32-bit version
. In total this amounts to a 48.95% share in user base, or a 1.79% increase from the July figures.
The result showed that the average FPS of the 64-bit version is ~7% better than the 32-bit version
on the same Bay Trail platform .
Rather remarkably, Google says that Chrome's 64-bit renderer process is almost twice as stable as the 32-bit version
But most XP users have the 32-bit version
, something you can check by going to "system info,'' under "accessories.'' (If you get lost searching for it, hit the F1 key, which brings up the "help'' menu and you can type in your search terms.) It won't work on Macs, either.
Users will also need a computer with at least a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM for the 32-bit version
(2GB for the 64-bit version), at least 3GB of free hard disk space and a graphics card that can provide at least 1,024-by-576 resolution.
Since the model he's purchasing comes with the 64-bit version of Windows 7, he'll replace that with the 32-bit version
of Windows 7 to make an extra gigabyte of memory available for computing operations.
And, given that older incompatible applications can still run in Windows XP mode if need be, there really is no compelling reason to buy a 32-bit version
of Windows 7.
Compared to the Windows 32-bit version
, which tops out at around 3 GB of memory, the 64-bit edition supports up to 128 GB of RAM, enabling applications to run faster when working with large data sets.
A significant upgrade from its 32-bit version
, the new 64-bit Historis edition offers faster speeds, infinite capacity for data management, and improved analysis capabilities.
This reduction in memory enables users to design with higher density FPGAs that use the more widely available 32-bit version
of Microsoft Windows XP, in lieu of the previously required 64-bit operating system.