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Hello forums,

I have a desktop computer that is from the Windows XP days and surprisingly Windows 10 (32bit) runs great on it.
Is Windows 10 (32bit) as secure as Windows 10 (64bit) because this desktop computer just doesn't like Windows 10 (64bit) OS.


Thanks
 
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Hello forums,

I have a desktop computer that is from the Windows XP days and surprisingly Windows 10 (32bit) runs great on it.
Is Windows 10 (32bit) as secure as Windows 10 (64bit) because this desktop computer just doesn't like Windows 10 (64bit) OS.

Thanks
I haven't seen any issues with security on the 2 x86/32-bit Notebooks I've upgraded to Win10 yet.

As for the x64/64-bit install, could be that since WinXP was the first to offer consumers the 64-bit but only in the Pro version there may be something in the computer that doesn't meet the system requirements for that version, could be with the CPU. Might check Control Panel, System/System Information, may show 32-bit on 64-bit CPU [like Win10 does]?
 
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Since XP days there have been some chip changes (instruction sets for instance) and some of them have been followed by Windows 64 bit editions.

Windows 32 should run the Windows security suite as well as Windows 64. Virii that might depend on an uptodate cpu probably won't run on your old machine so that will be OK.


And, how much memory does your old machine have? Old machines with old video cars share memory between video and cpu. Windows 64 might think it doesn't have enough memory.
 
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Hello forums,

I have Linux installed at the moment to see if it works with 64 bit Linux and surprise it does it just doesn't like Windows 10 (64bit) or any Windows 64bit.

Here are it's specs via Linux.

Code:
root@antix1:/home/antix1# inxi -zv7
System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 5.2.8-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 
           info: icewmtray dm: SLiM 1.3.4 Distro: antiX-17.4.1_x64-base Helen Keller 28 March 2019 
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: HP Pavilion 061 product: RF170AV-ABA d4650y v: 0qm1114CT101BASSW00 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: ASUSTek model: Basswood v: 1.05 serial: <filter> BIOS: Phoenix v: 3.08 date: 09/18/2006 
Memory:    RAM: total: 3.85 GiB used: 988.0 MiB (25.1%) 
           Array-1: capacity: 4 GiB slots: 4 EC: None max module size: 1 GiB 
           Device-1: A0 size: 1 GiB info: double-bank speed: 667 MHz type: DDR2 detail: synchronous bus width: 64 bits 
           total: 64 bits manufacturer: N/A part-no: None serial: <filter> 
           Device-2: A1 size: 1 GiB info: double-bank speed: 667 MHz type: DDR2 detail: synchronous bus width: 64 bits 
           total: 64 bits manufacturer: N/A part-no: None serial: <filter> 
           Device-3: A2 size: 1 GiB info: double-bank speed: 667 MHz type: DDR2 detail: synchronous bus width: 64 bits 
           total: 64 bits manufacturer: N/A part-no: None serial: <filter> 
           Device-4: A3 size: 1 GiB info: double-bank speed: 667 MHz type: DDR2 detail: synchronous bus width: 64 bits 
           total: 64 bits manufacturer: N/A part-no: None serial: <filter> 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 6400 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Merom rev: 6 L1 cache: 64 KiB 
           L2 cache: 2048 KiB bogomips: 8533 
           Speed: 1965 MHz min/max: 1600/2133 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1600 2: 1600 
           Flags: acpi aperfmperf apic arch_perfmon bts clflush cmov constant_tsc cpuid cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts 
           est fpu fxsr ht lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx monitor msr mtrr nopl nx pae pat pbe pdcm pebs pge pni pse pse36 pti 
           rep_good sep ss sse sse2 ssse3 syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc vme vmx xtpr 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA G72 [GeForce 7300 LE] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:01d1 
           Display: server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: nouveau unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa alternate: nv 
           resolution: 1152x720~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV46 v: 2.1 Mesa 13.0.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 82801H HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           chip ID: 8086:284b 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.2.8-antix.1-amd64-smp 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82562V 10/100 Network vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: ff00 bus ID: 00:19.0 
           chip ID: 8086:104c 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter> 
           IP v6: <filter> type: mngtmpaddr dynamic scope: global 
           IP v6: <filter> scope: link 
           WAN IP: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 111.79 GiB used: 3.58 GiB (3.2%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD1200JD-00HBB0 size: 111.79 GiB speed: 1.5 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
           rev: 2D08 scheme: MBR 
           Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: TSSTcorp model: CD/DVDW TS-H653L rev: 0414 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw 
           Features: speed: 40 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
RAID:      Hardware-1: Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 port: f500 bus ID: 00:1f.2 chip ID: 8086.2822 
           rev: 02 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 107.53 GiB used: 3.58 GiB (3.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 label: rootantiX17.4.1 
           uuid: a94d0a39-821a-4648-a0ae-c0573e1d994b 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 label: swapantiX 
           uuid: 667209c0-ff2a-4cce-bb9b-bf176bb60405 
Unmounted: Message: No unmounted partitions found. 
USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Device-1: 1-3:2 info: Alcor Micro Flash Card Reader/Writer type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 
           rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 058f:6362 serial: <filter> 
           Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
           Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
           Hub: 5-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
           Hub: 6-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
           Hub: 7-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
           Device-2: 7-1:2 info: Dell Keyboard type: Keyboard driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 
           speed: 1.5 Mb/s chip ID: 413c:2003 
           Device-3: 7-2:3 info: Primax Dell N889 Optical Mouse type: Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 
           speed: 1.5 Mb/s chip ID: 0461:4d81 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 48 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 127 Uptime: 1h 16m Init: SysVinit v: 2.88 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 alt: 6 
           Shell: bash (sudo) v: 4.4.12 running in: x-terminal-emul inxi: 3.0.33 
root@antix1:/home/antix1#


My goal is to get this usable plus monitor and keyboard and mouse and speakers and give it to the neighbors kid as a complete system because his parents thinks he will ruin their computer.
 
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My goal is to get this usable plus monitor and keyboard and mouse and speakers and give it to the neighbors kid as a complete system because his parents thinks he will ruin their computer.
I get the same comments from some of my clients, I do the same in telling them it probably is cheaper in the long run to get them their own machines.
I have Linux installed at the moment to see if it works with 64 bit Linux and surprise it does it just doesn't like Windows 10 (64bit) or any Windows 64bit.
Many versions of Linux will run where Windows won't, kinda up to the computer as to what it will accept. I have Linux Mint 19.1 on 3 very different computers, 1 Dell Desktop, 1 HP 15.6" Notebook and a Dell Inspiron 11" 2-in-1, all 64-bit and all quite happy.
 
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Hello forums,

I guess the easiest thing to do is to install Windows 10 (32bit) on this computer since it runs well with Windows 10 (32bit) and give it to him at least that way his nagging parents will be off of his case.

He needs to have Windows 10 OS to do school work and homework on as that is what the public school system uses where he goes to school.

I just now realized this computer is 13 years old so not any surprise I guess why it doesn't like 64bit Windows OS.

Thanks for listening and the info.


Thanks again.
 
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Sounds as if that is a solid plan, there's not much a 64-bit computer is needed for yet that a 32-bit can't also do.
 
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Hello Bighorn,

Yep very true as I used 32bit OSs for years and never could I not do everything I needed to do.

I sometimes tend to go above and beyond what is really needed even if I do just give it away.

I guess it's like putting my signature / seal of approval on my work.;)
 
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Hello forums,

All is complete and working well and the little kids parents were surprised and the best part was the smile and thank you from a very happy little kid. :)
 
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That's great and the desired result looked for by every computer tech.
 

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