Solved Is it possible to convert my X86-based PC to 64- bit version

August 30, 2017 at 21:20:25
Specs: Microsoft Windows 8 pro , 2 GB
Model - Acer aspire 4349
Version -. 6.2.9200 build 9200
Processor - intel Celeron CPU B815 @1.60 GHz,1600 MHz,2 core,2 logical processors

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August 30, 2017 at 22:38:39
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Your CPU is 64bit. If you have 32bit version of Windows installed it is because you only have 2GB of RAM.
In order to change to 64bit version of Windows is to completely reinstall Windows from scratch from install disk. If a non-branded OEM version you may be able to use your current key to reactivate it. You WILL have to install additional memory because it will run much worse (if at all) on 2GB of RAM, you should have at least 4GB of RAM and 8GB would be preferred if your board supports it. Without the additional memory there is no reason for the change (64bit actually uses 1GB more memory to support the extra systems required so 32bit with 2GB is better than 64bit with 3GB and 32bit with 3GB is better than 64bit with 4GB RAM. The biggest advantage of 64bit CPU and operating systems is that they supports at least 32GB of memory (technically MUCH higher but you may find 64GB to 128GB or more in the next generation of systems) and 32bit systems support about 3.2GB to 3.5GB (4GB in theory) total memory.

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August 31, 2017 at 09:09:20
Your laptop supports a max of 8GB RAM (2 x 4GB). What do you hope to gain by installing a 64-bit OS?

BTW, x86 doesn't mean 32-bit. What you have is an x86-64 laptop running a 32-bit OS.

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