Does it matter if i have a 32bit OS on a 64bit system?


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H, I have a PIPO W3F .
It's like a Chinese Surface clone that runs both Windows and Android.

It isn't very well supported & I only saw one place to download a Windows 10 upgrade.
I recently updated the Windows 8 system to Windows 10 32bit.
It seems to be working fine, except that its a 32bit windows 10 running on 64bit architecture.

Is that ok?

Thanks
 
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Yes it is OK. For many years people have been running Windows 32bit on 64bit hardware. It was a waiting game waiting for Windows 64bit to mature enough for migration away from 32bit.
 
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Umm - the major difference is that a 32 bit O/S will only ever support 4Gb of memory (actually, a bit less). So, if you have more memory, its just wasted space.

As to waiting for Windows 64 bit to mature - it's already fine and running in most commercial organisations. So, what are you waiting for?
 
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Since the device you are talking about is particularly unique, in that it dual boots two completely different Operating Systems, I would be extremely cautious about going to a 64 bit version of Windows.
There is no direct upgrade path from a 32 bit OS to a 64 bit OS and consequently would require a clean install of Windows, and could conceivably hose your boot loader.
I would double check with the manufacturer as to whether or not, such a thing, is even supported on that device.
32 bit Windows may be a requirement to support the multiboot feature.
 
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