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how to install 32 bits software in 64 bits window 7

Question: how to install 32 bits software in 64 bits window 7

I installed Autocad 2010 in window 7(64 bits). I couldn't install because Autocad software software is 32 bits. Window 7 is 64 bits. So it couldn't not install. So I would like to know how to install 32 bits software in 64 bits window 7.

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Preferred Solution: how to install 32 bits software in 64 bits window 7

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Answer: how to install 32 bits software in 64 bits window 7

32 bit software will run on 64 bit Windows 7 without any special steps being taken. Windows 7 64 bit actually maintains a 32 bit registry in order to accommodate 32 bit programmes.If you cannot install Autocad the problem is likely to be something more that the 32/64 bit difference. There is the possibility that it wouldn't even install on 32 bit Widows 7 and it is the OS itself that is the problem.You need to contact Autocad and see what they say about the problem, after all they know there own software better than anyone else.Stuart

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as the title says, I find myself in a dilema..

It started when I decided I wanted to put a total of 4GB of RAM in my computer. The problem is that I have Windows XP x86 (32-bits) installed.
Then, a few friends of mine adviced me to get rid of this old Windows XP (32-bits), get the total of 4GB of RAM and install Windows 7 x64.

My CPU's architecture supports x64 systems, as I have 4 cores. My main problem, is that I would have to reinstall all my programs, applications and drivers (because I have the 32-bits-versions installed) and that if I stay with my 32-bits-XP system, it would only read 3 to 3.5GB of RAM aprox.

In response to this, a friend told me that Windows 7 x64 wouldn't cause compatibility issues with those 32-bit programas, applications and drivers. However, if I'd like to get the best performance, I would have to download/get the x64-compatible-versions..

To sum it up, I would really like if you experts could help me and get me out of this dilema. Is it true what my friends mentioned me? Should I change and get the new Windows 7 x64? Which would be the downsides and which the upsides?

I would also like to mention that I am a still and motion graphics designer, and that the latest softwares for that (for instance all Adobe CS4) have come out x64.This would definitely be a plus if I change to Windows 7 x64, right?

Thank you very, very much.. Really.
Best regards,

Answer:Dilema: Install Windows 7 (64-bits) or keep XP (32-bits)

First lets see if your system is ready for Windows 7. Download this ---> Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and test your system for compatibility.

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Hello Tech Support Guy Nation,

So I have an issue with getting a laptop hooked onto the router signal. The router is a brand spankin new Linksys EA4500 and the laptop is an IBM which is running Win XP (not sure of SP version as it is a customer's comp. at a hotel I run). Anyway, the error message I am encountering is:

The network password needs to be 40 bits r 104 bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters

At first I thought is was my router password since it contained a $ symbol so I changed it to only letters and numbers but still didn't work. I have never encountered this error message on any laptops and no other rooms have been affected. Thank you as always for the the knowledge...

Answer:Solved: Error Message:"The network password needs to be 40 bits r 104 bits depending.

You are using WPA or WPA2 encryption and the laptop--because of the lack of at least service pack 2, incorrect wireless driver, or old wireless adapter--does not support WPA(2).

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my desktop is Dell XPS 730. it currently using Vista 32 bits. Everything runs very slow and none of games are runnable due frames dropping, skipping, and freezing even after I installed new Hard Drive. I decided upgrade to Windows 7 64 bits would help with running minecraft game without issue.

I downloaded Windows 7 USB DVD download tool and Windows 7 64 bits ISO. it installed into flash drive successful but it came with bootsect error. So I looked around for it and found here 32-Bit BootSect

I downloaded "". I right clicked and clicked on Properties and clicked unblock then applied and clicked ok. Then opened and I only find Bootsect exe file, nothing else. so I clicked that and command prompts came up and disappeared really instant and nothing ever happened. What am I missing? I also need Window 7 64 bits for my laptop after new HDD arrive. Just needed to make USB bootable somehow.

EDIT: I did right clicked on that exe file and did not see "run as admin"

EDIT2: Forgot to add, do I need to have product key code? Im upgrading my desktop from vista 32 bit to windows 7 64 bit

Answer:Upgrade to Windows 7 home perm 64 bits from Vista 32 bits

The term is bit, not bits

Use WintoBootic to put the iso on the flash drive, it works perfectly everytime.

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

Where are you downloading the iso from, I would download it again and check the size when you`re done.

Home Premium and Professional 64 Bit are both 3.09 GBs

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I have a 64 bit HP pavilion laptop. When windows update shows me new updates for a 32 bit MS office, do I download them even though I'm running a 64 bit laptop or just the 64 bit MS office download improvements?

Answer:32-bits vs 64-bits Microsoft Office Updates

If you don't have 32-bit Office, you don't need need any 32-bit Office updates.The 32-bit Office updates are not compatible with 64-bit Office anyway.message edited by phil22

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This is a rather unsual error message from Windows 7, that cannot even run 16-bits programs, quote:

"Too many other files are currently in use by 16-bit programs. Exit one or more 16-bit programs, or increase the value of files in your Config.sys file."

The only time that this issue shows up is when trying to run a program as administrator from within my standard user account. The "Run as..." could be initiated either manually, or by running a program that requires elevated access rights to the system, such as starting an installation as a standard user.

The error is seemed to be triggered by the UAC, or more accurately the "consent.exe" file that actually locks up the screen and nothing can be accessed. It seems that the system is waiting for input for the UAC, clicking anywhere on the screen results in the typical error sound but nothing else. The "ctrl-alt-del" does bring up a list, selecting log out pops up the quoted error message during the logoff process. Logging back in with the same UID seems normal, until the "Run as..." initiated and the system seems locked again. Rebooting the system clears up this error, but it does come back in an irregular interval. The timeframe could be from an hour, or more, on some days it does not come back at all.

While Windows 7 64-bit does not have a "config.sys" file, one has been added to "C:\" that contains:

It's too e... Read more

Answer:16-bits program error message in 64-bits W7...

Well, having the "config.sys" file did not help. The system still have the same issues as posted earlier. Removing EMET 3.5 didn't help either...

Other than the "Run as...", the system works fine with any other programs. While I could grant administrator access to my user account, I'd prefer not to do it.

Would anyone have an idea what could cause this issue?

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Hola, q tal?En mi trabajo me traen sus compus viruleadas y la booteo con Avira Antivir Rescue CD. y le borro todos los virus que encuentra y entro al sistema y le instalo un Antivirus Bueno y se lo actualizo.En este caso me trajieron una Laptop con windows 7 x64. y mi Avira CD es de x32 Bits. y no le encontro nada. suena logico que no sepa leer 64 bits. pero es cierto? y si si que antivirus tipo Live CD hay en 64 bits?

Answer:Antivirus x32 bits --- Virus x64 bits = ?

Es buena pregunta. Buscado en Google, aparece que es la verdad. Hay diferencia entre los dos. compaņia ofrece 64bit protecion. Sin embargo, no tengo fe en los programas de anti virus. Son tardes. Si un virus sale hoy, una semana puede pasar antes que sepan del viurs. En una semans muchas maquinas pueden recibir el virus.English version:His question is, Is there a difference between AV programs that run on 32 bit machines as opposed to 64 bit & will the 32 bit program find viruses on a 64 bit machine? The link I posted says there is some difference. NOD offers 64 bit protection as well.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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hi friends... i have 64 bits os and 32 bits antivirus so can that antivirus be installed in 64 bits and get full security as 64 bits anitvirus? can 32 bits antivirus scan the registry of 64 bits program ? please suggest me
thank you

Answer:can 32 bits antivirus be installed on 64 bits OS ?

Hello Dare2winnn,

It's recommended to use a 64-bit AV program on a 64-bit OS for full protection. Some 32-bit AV programs will not install on a 64-bit OS.

I just use the included Windows Defender.

Hope this helps,

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my computer is set on 64 bits i need to set it on 32 bits to update adobe flash player

Answer:change from 64 bits to 32 bits on my computer

You cant just change from a 64 bit OS to a 32 bit OS. You have to actually install the different OS you can't just change a setting. What's going on here? You're trying to update flash player: From adobes web site? What browser are you using? What is the exact error message that you are getting?My name is JRComp, and I approve this message.

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Can someone explain these figures to me? Im talking about 8 Bits/channel in terms of imagery and pictures. I dont really get these. Is it the smaller the number, the better the picture? And, I heard that there are also different colour channels? Like Red and Blue channels, are these just the channels in which the computer can read and identify?And what about 48 bit colour? Is that in the same category as 8 Bits/channel? Or is it something totally different.I need to know more about colours.Thanks.

Answer:48 bits 16 bits 8 Bits Channel.

Essentially, bits per channel represents colour depth, the higher the bits per channel, the higher the range of distinct colours. This should explain better than I could click hereAnd when your finished reading that click here for answers to your colour channels query.

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Question: Window 7 64-bits

i have just made this computer with spare parts from my old pc.
parts that i have reused are:
Asus Geforce 9400GT,
Pentium D 940 3.2GHz,
2X 1gb ddr2 kingston ram
and my hard disk drive.

i only changed the motherboard and the psu. at first, i only met with bsod when i am playing games that will stretch the graphics card abit more. However, lately, i even met with my computer hanging from simply a transferring of file. i suspect that it is the hard disk drive, but im not too sure, please help

Answer:Window 7 64-bits


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Hi folks,
I really want to move from windows vista to windows 7, i currently use window vista business os 32bits on my hp compaq 6730s but now i feel its outdated and want to move to probably window 7 ultimate or which version do you think is best? i need your assistance on how to download the one with genuine key. I have checked muy system with windows 7 upgrade advisor and i got these reports, find report in attachement pls.
Thank you in anticipation.

Answer:Help, i will like to upgrade my window vista 32 bits to window 7 (HP laptop)

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Hellow Sir,

I had bought a HP probook in which window7 pro is installed.It has a HDD of 500gb,out of which 2gb is reserved for software as hp tools.
I was unable to do further partion as it dispaly error as "not enough space" .I tried EASEUS s/w,but it didn't work.
Can any body suggest me how to repartion it.

Answer:repartioning a hdd in window 7 pro (32-bits)


Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window, and explain exactly how you want to change the partitions?

I have had very good luck with Partition Wizard:

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Good day i install window 8.1 pro in my laptop hp probook 4540s system but i display drive and network controller did not drive well  

Answer:Drivers for window 8.1 PRO 64 BITS

Hello ayochukwu,  You can find your drivers here: Winos.

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I have been using Firefox to get on the internet. As of yesterday I have been having problems downloading pictures on my Ebay listings and when I run my Avg Anti-virus free edition (anti-virus, anti-spyware) I'm getting many (result/infection).. It seems that firefox is always running even after I log off the internet... I do not have any problems if I use Microsoft explorer...

Has the firefox explorer been compromised? Should I be concerned about my computer??? I uninstalled firefox--But had to first close it out in the task mananger-end process...then uninstalled it... Any assistances would be very helpful....
Thank you---

Answer:Window Vista 64 bits

I've had some recent issues with Firefox on my 64 bit system. That being said, it can't hurt to check for viruses with an independent scanner (in case yours has been compromised). Try a couple of the free one's at this link:

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I've just gotten a Windows 8 computer. I have metered satellite internet access and would like to limit downloads of Windows updates to my wee hours of the morning "Bonus" download interval.

Answer:BITS Scheduling a download window?

Hello mtcstle, and welcome to Eight Forums.

By default, Windows Updates are part of "Automatic Maintenance". You could use the tutorial below to set the time you want "Automatic Maintenance" to wake up the computer and run.

Automatic Maintenance - Change Maintenance Settings in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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I want to know how to have a boot screen prompting for both operating systems.

Answer:Installing Windows XP (32 bits) when having Windows Vista (64 bits) installed.

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The network password needs to be 40 bits or 104 bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters.

This is the error message I keep receiving whilst trying to connect a windows xp laptop onto a netgear router. Using Intel Pro/wireless 2200BG network connection.

I already have a macbook which connects fine as do my friends laptops when they come over. The laptop in question has worked before on this router with no issues, however, this is no more!!!

I think I might need to amend some setting to choose WPA but I can't figure out how to do it!!

Any help would be much appreciated.


Answer:the network password needs to be 40 bits or 104 bits depending on your network config

You have to pick WPA in the router, then remove the stored wireless network profile and search for the network.

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i guys, this is 1st post on these forums, which i like a lot, especially the reviews, but anyways im having a hard time to decide which OS im gonna run on my new rig.....i already have all the components......what i do usually with my pc's is encode dvd's and audio....and especially i play games a lot.
these are my spec:

CPU: q6600 g0 stepping
MOBO: EVGA 680i NF68T1
VIDEO CARDS: EVGA 8800gts 640mb ( im waiting for the other one to run SLI )
HDD: WD Raptor 150 GB SATA Hard Drive ( for booting and for all my software ) and a WD SATA 2 500 GB for storage
RAM: Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB(2 x 2GB) ddr2 800mhz

i know i have to be on a 64 bits OS ( cause im using 4gigs on ram ) but im trying to decide which one ?
i have been researching this for a lot of time, and still i cant decide.....i have been reading that vista lets the government spy on your pc, that uses a lot of ram when its on idle, compatibility issues, not stable.........and about xp 64 bits, we all know that xp is already the past and that we gotta move to new things but i like to hear from the experts on this community what do you think ? do you have any recommendations, any thoughts ?

thanks in advance for all your help

Answer:xp 64 bits or vista 64 bits ?

You say you play games a lot. I'd say go with Vista because of that. DirectX10 is going to be mainstream before long.

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Please forgive me if this had been posted before. I searched here and didn't learn enough in the previous posts. So here is my inquiry.

Been using Vista Home Premium for a while with no problem. However, I now have a copy of retail Ultimate 64 bits. I read that there are many benefits besides being able to see all 4Gig of rams with 64 bits. As the process only be done by clean installation, I would like to know how, if I can at all, to back up all the stuffs that I've been using so I can "restore" after I switch to 64 bit instead of redo everything. I'll be greatly appreciate if you can explain to me step by step.

My US Robotic dial up modem only has 32 bits driver; please suggest a good one that work with 64 bits.

Please let me know anything significant I need to know before I switch?

Thank you!

Answer:Need help in 32 bits to 64 bits switching...

Hi Bruce2,

Welcome to the forum.

Since you are switching from 32 bit to 64 bit Vista, the safest route is to just backup any files you do not want to lose to a CD/DVD. You can just transfer them back when done installing the 64 bit. There is just to much of a difference to do a complete backup and restore between the two bit version with your programs and installers.

If you would like to make it even easier, have all of your programs and 64 bit drivers installation files on DVD as well.


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I have a PC with Windows 7 HP 64-bits, on which most 32-bits programs install without problems in X:\Program Files(x86)\....There is one program however that I certainly want to maintain on this new system, but that will not install at all on a 64-bits PC.Is ther ea way to force it into "\PF(x86)\" or would a virtual system work? And how?

Answer:32-bits program on 64-bits PC.

Have you tried installing it as adminstrater.

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Hi, I think I have something leftover from an uninstall and I'd prefer to get rid of whatever is left if possible please.

My CPU was consistently running at 50% when using audio programs (iTunes, VLC etc) and the culprit was the System Process. I later found out it was "stdriverx64.sys" specifically, and that it is associated with NCH software. As such I've attempted to remove those programs (via Control Panel). This has solved the CPU problem and all but two of the programs seem to have been removed successfully.

The remaining programs are "Prism Video File Converter" and "Express Zip". If I log in as Admin, these are NOT present in the Control Panel uninstall screen, however they are present when logged in as my usual user account (no admin rights). Clicking uninstall does not work: for Prism nothing happens, and for Express Zip I get the message "Access denied while deleted registry contents" followed by a reboot request which does not help. The same thing happens via CCleaner. I also tried a different third party uninstaller but it was also unable to help ("Best Uninstall Tool").

Is there a way I can get rid of these?

Thanks for any help!
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit + Service Pack 1

Answer:Removing leftover bits of NCH software

Let's see if AdwCleaner finds and removes some of the 'left-overs'.

Download AdWareCleaner AdwCleaner Download to your desktop
1.Right-click on adwcleaner.exe and select Run As Administrator to launch the application.
2.Click on Delete button.
3.Confirm each time with OK.
4.Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart. Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.
Note: You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt as well - n is the order number.

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I have 2 Seagate Free Agent external hard drives that I use for backup.
One is that older brown case type, that stands vertically.
The other is a newer style; silver case, lighted logo, and lays flat.

I am running Windows 7, the 64 bit version.

I now have these hard drives plugged in continuously as it is a pain to plug them in and out. They are used for backing up and storage very infrequently, so they just grind away all the time for really no good reason.

No sleep or hibernate software came with the units, but I did see the following on the Seagate site:

FreeAgent Classic Desktop Software
File Version:

Apparently this download provides the sleep function that I would like.

Question: it says for 32 bit systems ONLY.

But, I am running a 64 bit OS, although I imagine nearly all my applications
are 32 bit. How does this work; is the OS smart enough to know that the Seagate application is 32 bit only, or does Seagate truly mean that you have to have an (only) 32 bit OS ? Think it'll work ?

Anyone happen to know of any other software available to provide a sleep or hibernate type function for external HD's ?


Answer:Seagate External HD Software & 64 Bits ?

FreeAgent | Go, FreeAgent | Desk, FreeAgent | XTreme | Seagate

there is seagate's very own solution

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Hello, I install windows 7 on my laptop (lenovo G530) with the upgrade program of Lenovo.When I close a window, there is a micro-lag. The animation is not smooth. It's very annoying...I install the last driver from Nvidia and the bug is still here...The bug is only when closing a window. When minimizing, maximizing, using windows Flip, Shake or Snap, there is no lag.My graphics card is a Nvidia Geforce 9300M GS. My computer Lenovo G530Intel Pentium dual core T3400 2,16 GHz3GBs Ram DDR2Nvidia Geforce 9300M GS 256 Mbs DDR2 If I open the magnify and i close after, the bug is gone. But when I reboot my computer, the bug is still here  a video of the bug : (it's not my computer on the video) I hope someone is going to help me. PS : I'm french so escuse if my english isn't very well... bye If some others persons experiment this issue, leave a message on this topic : 

Answer:aero lag when closing a window on Lenovo G530 (Win 7 Home premium 32 bits)

Did you installed the latest NVIDIA drivers?

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The quite old and FREE reminder tool "Remind Me!", from PC-Magic Software Inc. (Home of PC-Magic Software: Magic Folders, CD-Lock, My Spelling Words and more) shows "Days to Event", "Event Date, "Lead Time", and "Code".
- ?Code? to which you can add several conditions for every new event "How many days in advance do you wish to be notified??.
- ?Event Dates?. where you can use the "Actual Date" for every event, such as Feb.23, the 15th of every month, the last day in September...
- ?Day of Week?. Every Thursday; the 4th Wednesday in April; the 2nd Friday of each month?
- ?Projected?: 90 days from today?
I am not sure, but I use this fantastic free reminder for quite a long time, maybe for the last 20 years.
It is small, simple, not sophisticated, but it works. It put it to start with Windows, and its window is the one that I look first, every morning.
Now that I upgraded to Win8.1(64bits) from Win7(32bits), it doesn?t work anymore.
Are there good replacements for this fabulous reminder software that runs in 64 bits environment?
Any help will be welcome.

P.S.: The other softwares by PC-Magic, shown in blue, above, where not added by me.

Answer:Any good, but SIMPLE reminder software in 64 bits?

You could look on AlternativeTo

Or you might see something you like here:
Best Free Reminder and To-Do Program

It looks like a 16 bit program. You may be able to get it to run using DosBox.

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I Just bought a copy of Windows 7 64 bits and when I run the setup, I get an error saying
that I cannot install Windows 7 on this version of Vista. I have read that it is because I'm on
a 32 bit OS.

Thus my question: How can I do a clean install? Any way to format C: on Vista? Will 7 run at startup if I can format my drives?


Answer:Can't install Win7 64 bits on Vista

Start your PC, stick the Win 7 dvd into the drive, go into the bios and set your dvd drive as the 1st boot device. Save and exit the bios. When the setup gets to the drive selection format the drive. You will lose all of the data on the drive, make a backup of any files you want to keep before you start the Win 7 setup procedure.

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Can I install windows 7 64 bit and windows 7 32 bit as multiple OS?

Answer:Can I install Win7 32 & 64 Bits as dual OS?

Yes, but you will need a separate license key for each one. You really do not need both though since 64bit will run all 32bit programs. Also consider that 32bit cannot properly use RAM more than 3Gb, but 64bit runs best on 4Gb or more. You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Hey guys,

I got this old desktop, that I been having windows issues, I tried to reinstall it and I had a hard time to complete the windows installation, it would mark an error in mid process. So I finally got it done, and started to have alot of blue screen and restarts on the pc.

I went straight to the HDD, I have checked it too many times and they all say it's okay. So I got two theories, it's either my motherboard or the dvd drives... which kinda odd, but both should be damage.

Anyway, I recently had an issue and all usb drives went death. I know the hardware works, because they are on up until windows starts running, they go death. I had issues on the usb drives, but keyboard and mouse worked, to have a usb storage I would disable and enable the usb drive and it would work. Now nothing. I been using teamviewer to control the desktop.. quite funny.

So after all the background and long story, I been going down to reinstall windows, I last installed a 64 bits, because I recently upgrade it to 4 GBs of RAM, but don't how convinient it is. Don't know if it's okay to reinstall a 64 bits or just go back to 32 bits? I mainly use it for LAN media streaming and storing info.

Specs are:

Processor Intel? Pentium? D

Level 2 (L2) Cache at least 2 MB

Memory dual-channel 667 DDR2 4Gbs

Answer:Which version to install on an old Desktop? 32 or 64 bits

I'd first check out all the hardware. Your problems sound like they are all hardware related and not OS related. Like the RAM is bad or even the drive though it tests OK.

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I've just installed both versions of Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit, through Parallels 8 on a Mac running Lion. Next step: installing Office 2010, Home & Student Edition. It works in 32-bit Windows 7, but I only tried this after it failed in 64-bit Windows 7, which is the OS I'd prefer to run.

In 64-bit Windows 7, the Office installation disk does not autorun (but it does in 32-bit Win). When I navigate to the setup.exe files (for 32-bit, 64-bit, and apparently 86-bit), clicking on them always results in the "Not a valid Win32 application" message and I can go no further. Clicking on the autorun file results in Notepad attempting to open the file for editing (FYI, Notepad fails because it says the file is too big).

I selected the same options for both Windows installations. What can I do to make 64-bit Windows 7 properly install Office? Why isn't it working?


Answer:Can't install Office 2010 (any # of bits) in Windows 7 (64-bit)

I identified the problem, and it was related to Parallels rather than to Windows. Mysteriously, in the Parallels "Devices" menu, my DVD drive had been disabled (but the DVD was still visible within the Windows interface). I re-enabled it and was able to install Office no problem.

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As the topic said 「I can't install ActiveX control windows 8.1 64 bits」

the website is this site require Activex to play the game (this site is safe)

I use to install active x without problem but this time i can't install it

the popup said I can't run active x on this site

I already turn off my anti virus and malwarebyte protection but still not work

Answer:I can't install ActiveX control windows 8.1 64 bits

to the best of my knowledge that is in the advanced/security settings for IE. there is a checkbox in the list that by default is missing a check. hope that helps.

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Hey everyone!

So.. I've got a machine on one of my networks that was victim to a nasty virus a few months back. I cleaned it and verified that it was healthy again and sent it on it's way.

Yesterday, our IP was blacklisted for spam suddenly. After checking the logs from the mail service and firewall.... the same little machine showed up as the culprit.

I pulled it into the shop and cleaned it again (different virus/trojan this time.. both times due to the user disabling the network AV) and decided to make sure this lil' guy was all up to date.

Windows update services are missing. Not only are they missing from Services.msc but also the associated files are missing. Wuauserv and BITS

I've read around and have seen people with similar problems of windows update not working. Not many have drilled down into these files being missing or described a fix for the problem.

Ordinarily, I'd just wipe the disk and re-install the OS but this particular machine has a few software applications for the company that are... um.. troublesome to re-install due to the manufacturer being a PITA about licensing and usage records. (It's all legitimate and paid for, they just register the CPU once on their servers and then tell you to go buy another copy if something happens to that machine)

I'd like to avoid a wipe/re-install if at all possible.

I've tried:

MS fixit for restarting Windows Update
Turning off automatic updates and then turning them back on again
CAT.exe tool (crisis ave... Read more

Answer:Wuauserv and BITS missing - re-install without OS reboot?

You could try a repair install - I would make an image of the existing installation first just in case.

Repair Install

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Hi,  I just get a new X201 3680-FBU that came with a 250 GB HDD 5400 rpm and Windows 7 Pro 32 bits by default. I want to upgrade the HDD with and SSD and I also want to upgrade Windows 7 Pro from 32 bits to the 64 bits version.I know that is possible but I don't know how to do it yet. I have the following Plan: 1. Install the brand new SSD on the HDD slot.2. Boot from an External Device (USB) and Install Windows 7 Pro 64 bits version(I already downloaded a Windows 7 ISO File for that matter) 3. I will be using the same Product Key provided at the bottom of  the X201 (OEM)4. Re-install all the necessary Drivers for the W7 64 bit version found on Basically I want to know if this is a valid option or if I should think in something else.....I will also appreciate some advise on which SSD Brand/Model I should consider. Thanks in Advance.

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Windows Updates Error Code 80246008
Also, cannot install printer (HP Photosmart D110 with WiFi connection) - pretty sure these problems are related but can't prove it
Cannot get Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) to start (Startup Type: Automatic Delayed Start, Automatic, and Manual have been tried)
"Windows could not start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code -2147024894":
Please help me. I have tried so many things and have worked on this so hard for such a long time. I have listed some of my attemps below...

1. Reset to factory settings including reinstalling windows several times
2. Ran several System Restores
3. DL and Install Update kb954430 [next update kb973688 also failed to install]
4. sfc /scannow run as admin (elevated) x ["Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."]
5. Checked the dependancies for BITS - "Terminal Services" is not listed, Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is started, Systrem Event Notification is started, "Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions" is not listed, "COM+ Event System" is started, "DCOM Server Process Launcher" is started.
6. Ran Windows repair - 17 updates then downloaded.
(I have tried these fixe... Read more

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Hi, I'm running Windows XP SP1 right now because I just reformatted my computer due to bad viruses. I was trying to update it, and eventually update to SP3, but I can't even get past the very first updates of BITS and WinHTTP. I've tried downloading it from WindowsUpdate, AutomaticUpdate, and Windows Download Center manually. Nothing is working. Anybody have any ideas as to what is wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm trying to get my computer up and running again! thanks

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I cannot download or install updated because my Background Intelligent Transfer Service is not working for some reason. Does anybody here knows the solution for this issue? By the way, I have Windows Vista Business and there's an error message it's 800 something. Please help me!!!

Answer:cannot download and install vista updates because cannot get BITS to run!!

Make sure the following services are enabled, started, and set to automatic startup

COM+ Event System
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
DCOM Server Process Launcher

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Anyone know a program which can download large files in pieces so that if the conection is lost for a while i can just resume another time. (I have AOL, very unreliable)

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Hello, Everyone,

Topic: BitDefender Total Security 2012 on X64 Bits O.S.

I have a Windows Ultimate X64 Bits O.S. and I can not get BitDefender Total Security 2012
to install.
Would Norton DNS block BitDefender Total Security 2012 from installing? Any suggestions?
Tried to install on 2 different computer that are X64 O.S. and BitDefender Total Security 2012
will not install?

Many many thanks,


Answer:Can't install BitDefender Total Security 2012 on X64 Bits O.S. !

RE: Bit Defender 2012

Moose said:

Hello, Everyone,

Topic: BitDefender Total Security 2012 on X64 Bits O.S.

I have a Windows Ultimate X64 Bits O.S. and I can not get BitDefender Total Security 2012
to install.
Would Norton DNS block BitDefender Total Security 2012 from installing? Any suggestions?
Tried to install on 2 different computer that are X64 O.S. and BitDefender Total Security 2012
will not install?

Many many thanks,

MooseClick to expand...

Norton DNS is just a secure dns it will just block malicious domains from loading in your browser....

What exactly happens?Does the installation process start or ?
From where did you download the installer? It's a web or standard installer?
What security products do you have running in real time?What security products did you previously had installed?

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Hi, I bought Ideapad Z500 with geforce 740M with freedos. I installed w8 64bit and coudnīt install gpu drivers. when i start installing program after cheching it says something like "coudnīt install gpu because your hadware isnīt compatible". in bios it is set on "switchable graphic". I donīt know what else to do. Thank you very much for advice.

Answer:Cannot install Nvidia GPU Driver in Z500 with WIndows 8 64-bits

Can you uninstall your Intel HD drivers and install this Lenovo Z500 Intel HD drivers using this link: After that, install Lenovo Nvidia Driver's for GT 740M here and see if it works:

Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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HiI couldn't install the driver to use my nvidia geforce card and it dosn't appear in my device manager.The installer says that it can't find the compatible device.

Answer:Z500 nvidia driver dosn't install in windows 8 64-bits

Dear Customer
Welcome in lenovo forums
Please use the below link to download and install the latest update of the NIVIDIA driver
Link :
Let me know

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Thanks,i've tried this solution and get success.
use final nvidia driver and download it from nvidia website,
i've used 320.49 version.
EDIT NOTE : This post was moved to the top of the thread to assist with an escalation. For all future post please continue using this thread.


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Answer:Re: Cannot install Nvidia Grphics Driver in Z500 with WIndows 7 64-bits

Dear all,I bought Lenovo Ideapad Z500 last 2 days ago. When I tried to install nVidia Grphics driver on windows 7 (64-bits). It doesn't work. I used installer files downloaded from lenovo support site. All I got is just installiont for Intel HD Graphics 4000.Error message showsThis graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.My laptop has nVidia GT 740M 2G card.In BIOS settings, only two options about graphics "Switable graphics" and "Intel UMDA"In windows device manager, it show unknown 3D video controller. I tried to search correct driver by using windows update service for driver but it cannot find. I also tried to install with latest graphics driver from nVidia website for this graphic card but it also reply with same error message.How can I slove this?Plz help me. Thankszither

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Hi all !
I updated my laptop to Win7 32 bits and i'm unable to install my GC to work properly.
I tried to download the last drivers on the Nvidia website but it was unsuccessful.

Any Idea to solve my problem.
As a matter of fact my card is not detected, it's listed as "VGA Standart".

I sawa few topics about similar problems but I can't find the solution !

Any suggestion ?

Thanks mates !

Answer:Problem to install GeForce 8600M GT with Win7 32 bits on VAIO VGN-AR61

Try this driver: v258.69 Windows 7/Vista 32bit | Desktop / Notebook OEM - LaptopVideo2Go Forums

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Hello,  I am in possession of a Thinkpad Edge 15, model E319 A13. I am trying to set up the wireless connection on my Windows 7, 64bits, installation I have installed Intel PROSet / Wireless Wifi, but I keep having the message that the driver is not installed. I have no idea now what else I can try, I did not find yet another version of the driver. Please let me know how I can move on and fix this.  THank you in advance Yann        


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Answer:Thinkpad Edge 15 - install wireless card drivers on windows 7 64 bits

welcome to the community.
please open up Device Manager, right-click on the unknown device, select Properties and then the Details tab of the Properties sheet. select Hardware Ids in the drop-down box and please copy and post back the values that you see in the lower portion of the window.

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On Windows Embedded Standard PosReady 7 64 bits, I try to find in the registry the values for :

 # install OS Date
 # install Updates Dates
 # Boot OS Date
Can you help me ?

Do I need to search at WMIC level ?


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I removed (?) all the bloatware and software I did not wanted to use that came with my Toshiba laptop! Ex: McAfee, Nero, etc...I removed via Control Panel/Uninstall programs! But I know that almost all the time, there are still "bits" of those sw that remain in the computer! My question: how can I remove all those "bits"?
For example I saw that somewhere in the Registry (via regedit) there was (still) some McAfee and Nero folders!!! Is it safe to delete those?

Thanks for reading and I will appreciate all the help


Answer:How to remove all uninstalled software "bits" ?

Yes, many times remnants or "orphan" files are left behind when uninstalling software by using control panel > programs and features. Many people recommend uninstall software like Revo or Advanced Uninstaller Pro. They claim to have more powerful searches that dig out those left over bits and pieces. Other people say the default setting for CCleaner will do no harm to the registry.

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall

Advanced Uninstaller PRO: A Swiss Army Knife for PC Users - Completely uninstall any program, even if it has no uninstaller of its own

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Personal opinion FWIW: if you decide to use any product other than the native Windows 7 tools, make sure you have a current system image "just in case". Then you can experiment with different products until you find a solution that works for you.

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Gang I have a fairly fresh 8.1 installed clean on a Dell Latitude, but after it downloaded a pile of updates, it came back very shaky on the next boot. Tracing through all the Red Errors I suspect the root is that on a restart, the system is in a state as though it were returning from sleep/hibernate not from cold/dead start because wuauserv never gets out of the "stopping" mode. I have run the Windows FIXIT for update process problems and it too hung in a loop for, oh an hour or so.

With this much damage I'm wondering if I should just reformat and start afresh.


Answer:BITS and wuauserv Hung "Stopping": Should I clean install?

Well, a reformat and fresh install may be the quickest fix, but will remove all your data so if you have a backup go for it.

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Question: 16 to 8 bits.

My computer has just developed a situation where,after logging on, the desktop setting, on its own accord, goes black and changes from 16 to 8 bits,I then go to settings and change it back to 16 bits -Apply - every time that I log on.Could someone help me overcome this problem?Thank You,In anticipation,KWPearson

Answer:16 to 8 bits.

Do you have a systems setup CD supplied with your motherboard / computer, try re-installing your board drivers first-If the CD is not available go to click here to locate the correct drivers OR /ANDGo to control panel, select AUDIO, select HARDWARE, and scroll down to your video settings, from there you should be able to check the video & audio settings in your system,(or you could use BELARC [Free program]to see if there is an update for your system.

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Question: Bits

Sooo - I tried to install Expression Web Suite today and little lappy wouldn't let me. Said I needed the .NET 3.0 run-time d d d... right? So I went to Microsoft and downloaded the .NET 3.0 framework update and attempted to install it, but got an error that I needed to enable BITS. so...i started to hunt down BITS and lo and behold, BITS is enabled. so i click start - 'cuz i can - and i get another error - "Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service." so...i go to the microsoft "knowledge" base and hunt down my lurvely error. i do what it says:

Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service. (0x8007043B)
If you receive this error message, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type Regsvr32 %windir%\system32\qmgr.dll, and then click OK.
2. Click Start, click Run, type regsvr32 %windir%\system32\qmgrprxy.dll, and then click OK. (repeat for 30bazillion other files from another support site)
3. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
4. Double-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
5. In the General tab, click Start.​

i'm at my wit's end, because i've been troubleshooting this all day


this is the file path...btw

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

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when trying to hook up my portable hard drive it says 32 bits not available what does that mean?

Answer:32 bits not available?

Is this a new hard drive?
If so, It may have come formatted as FAT rather than FAT32 or NTFS.
Look in disk Management to see what it shows up as. Tt mouse on my computer, select manage and Disk Management

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Question: 64 bits?

I've just read an article in another pc mag, saying you should be getting a procesor capable of 64 bit operations. But how do you know which processors are? Apart from an Athlon 64, no where else seems to mention it.

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Question: AOL bits

I am using a computer that used to have AOL as the ISP. Help... I can't seem to get all the old AOL junk off and it is interfering with the smooth function of downloads and surfing with the new ISP. AOL is awful! What do I do?

Answer:AOL bits

You will have to remove AOL through Add/remove programs and then I would suggest you run a program to clean the registry. I like Ccleaner for that. It will remove any orphaned registry entries. When you run Ccleaner, go to the Issues tab and scan for issues. Click fix selected issues and create the backup when prompted.

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Question: Bits

Anyone know why BITS keeps stopping and how I can get it to stay on?
Background intelligence Transfer Service


Thread opened as requested by OP.

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Question: 4 Bits only?

Recently, I ran a Windows Update. Everything color and resolution-wise was fine up until I rebooted. Once I did that, my screen was stuck in 800 x 600 and 4 bit color quality. I couldn't get anywhere through Microsoft help, so I thought I might try here.


Answer:4 Bits only?

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Question: 64 or 32 bits

What could be the consequences of installing Windows 7 (64 bits) in a computer which is for 32 bits. The reason is that I've got a desktop which has 32 bits and a laptop which has 64 bits and I want to install (Windows 7--64 bits)in both. I want Windows 7 64 Bits which I am told is faster than the 32 bits. Can it work?

Answer:64 or 32 bits

The CPU in the PC must have 64 bit support built-in or the installation of 64 bit Windows will not be possible.As for performance you will only notice a difference if you install a lot of RAM, ie 4GB plus, and run software that can fully utilise that much RAM.

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Which wins?Want an answer for both a 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm hdd.Assume all other specs are the same:RAM 4gb HDD/SSD 550gb etc.

Answer:Win 7 32 bit with ssd vs win 7 64 bits with hdd

An SSD will always boot faster then a mechanical HDD, even VelociRaptors.

For specific times check youtube, there's a million and one videos of comparisons.

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Hello,first of all i wold like to say that i-m not a very "tehnical user",i just have one question,is it possibile that in any way,a 32 bits operating sistem cam see more then 3 gb of ram???
Ihave a pretty good config.,i think...IntelCore 2 Duo T7300 Sant Rosa,gForce 8600 M GS,4 gb Ram DDR 2,160 gb Hdd...
Anyway,i had the 32 bits vista ultimate version on my sistem and it worked very good,however,it only detected 3 gb of ram,and i understand,that all 32 bits sistems see only 3 gb ram...or am i talking ........
Now i have instaled the 64 bits version,and it works great,but i had a very hard time finding the drivers...i can't find o godd part of them...if you can help me in any way,thanks very much...p.s. it can't fiid the 'base sistem device' know better then me,wish you the best...

Answer:4gb ram only with 64 bits os???

Read this.
64bit - x64 - What is 64 bit? Beginners’ guide
From the article:
"32-bit systems have a basic problem. Every part of a 32-bit microprocessor relies on the 32-bit technology. That is, not only the quantity of simultaneously managed information equals to 32 bits, but the system also handles the memory in 32-bit units (this operation is called memory addressing). If you install each and every update patch on your Windows XP operating system, it will almost take 256 MB of the memory. If you also want to use professionally set up firewall and anti-virus programs, that memory capacity will be too little, and your system will slow down considerably. The conclusion: convenient and safe solution of an average task requires a memory capacity of 512 MB today. In the case of gamers even 1 GB of memory is not considered to be too much. With the release of Windows Vista, this memory requirement will double because the operating system, which includes a great number of new features, requires 512 MB memory by default. If we install a firewall and an anti-virus program, even that will not suffice, which means that providing a safe and convenient environment for doing some ordinary work with the computer will require 1 GB of memory, and more than that (about 1.5-2 GB) for gamers. And with that, we have come to big issue: 32-bit processors cannot address more than 4 GB of memory due to the above-mentioned, somewhat more than 4 billion available combinations. The average r... Read more

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Question: USB 'bits'

HIDon't understand why but anything I attach to PC via USB cable (scanner, printer etc) isn't being recognised under XP.Any ideas?Cheers

Answer:USB 'bits'

The USB port may not be enabled or your USB drivers require updating.Universal Serial Bus information and troubleshooting

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I just noted that my Toshiba U300 laptop had a 32 bits operating system. It's now Windows 10 that I got with the free upgrade. My question : what's the easiest way to do a free W10 64 bits clean install ?

More details ... When I bought this laptop, it had Vista installed with 2Gb memory, which explains the 32 bits windows. It's now 4 Gb memory. I then upgraded to W8 with the pre order deal which gave me an upgrade product key. I never noted this was a 32 bits. If it's not too complex, I'd like to move to 64 bits.

I called Microsoft and they told me I had to go back to W8 as it's the only product key I have. Will I be able to clean install W8.1 from W10 with an upgrade key or will I have to restore the laptop to W8.1 and then clean install W8.1 64 bits ?

Is there a way to go directly to W10 64 bits clean install ? I had in mind that Microsoft was keeping the information as this laptop was allowed to use W10 without having to enter the key. If it's not the case, the free W10 upgrade could mean big troubles for a lot of people in the future when they want to touch the OS.

Thanks J Guy

Answer:W10 32 bits to 64 bits

All you have to do is clean install the same version and edition of Windows 10 64-bit. Skip entering a product key when asked. It will activate itself based on the digital entitlement now stored on Microsoft activation servers.

Version = Home, Pro, Education, Enterprise, etc.
Edition = "regular" Windows 10, "N" edition, Single Language edition.

If you don't have your Windows 8 product key written down, I would run showkey plus from this forum first to retrieve it and write it down - just in case.

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Question: GPU MBs or BITs ?

Hey I was wondering what is more important on a GPU between the Memory and interface (MBs and Bits).I don't know much about what each does so any advice would be great.Cheers

Answer:GPU MBs or BITs ?

You have lost me there, are you on about a Graphics card

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I am thinking of upgrading the PC but would like to keep as much as possible, therefore looking at a new Case and power unit, Mainboard and processor, fan.I get lost with the minefield of jargon and parts out there, I don't want to spend a fortune, quite the opposite really.Any tips as to what to go for, I do shop occassionally at Novatech, Dabs. So can't ask them for advice.

Answer:What bits to go for

It would help if you could give detils of your current system and advise what the PC is used for.If you are not a big ganes player who requires a quality graphics card, it may be that things such as your existing power supply will hanlde the other upgrades you mention.

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I just noted that my Toshiba U300 laptop had a 32 bits operating system. It's now Windows 10 that I got with the free upgrade. My question : what's the easiest way to do a free W10 64 bits clean install ?

More details ... When I bought this laptop, it had Vista installed with 2Gb memory, which explains the 32 bits windows. It's now 4 Gb memory. I then upgraded to W8 with the pre order deal which gave me an upgrade product key. I never noted this was a 32 bits. If it's not too complex, I'd like to move to 64 bits.

I called Microsoft and they told me I had to go back to W8 as it's the only product key I have. Will I be able to clean install W8.1 from W10 with an upgrade key or will I have to restore the laptop to W8.1 and then clean install W8.1 64 bits ?

Is there a way to go directly to W10 64 bits clean install ? I had in mind that Microsoft was keeping the information as this laptop was allowed to use W10 without having to enter the key. If it's not the case, the free W10 upgrade could mean big troubles for a lot of people in the future when they want to touch the OS.

Thanks J Guy

Answer:W10 32 bits to 64 bits

All you have to do is clean install the same version and edition of Windows 10 64-bit. Skip entering a product key when asked. It will activate itself based on the digital entitlement now stored on Microsoft activation servers.

Version = Home, Pro, Education, Enterprise, etc.
Edition = "regular" Windows 10, "N" edition, Single Language edition.

If you don't have your Windows 8 product key written down, I would run showkey plus from this forum first to retrieve it and write it down - just in case.

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Question: 16,32,64 bits

Hi I have always wondered what has been the difference between all these bits. When i got my first computer years ago i started out at like 16 bit i think. Now im at 34 bit. I just read a thread about 64 bit. What is the differences between all these bits? is it like tighter graphics. Forgive the newbish question but i am still learning everyday

Answer:16,32,64 bits

how much memory

they can address.........

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Question: Bits?

I'm gonna sound like an idiot but... What exactly is a BIT?
I mean, we all say:
64 bit cpu
16 bit color
256 bit memory interface
etc. etc.
But what exactly does it mean?


A bit is as 1 or 0

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Question: 64 bits

How can I tell if my system will support 64 bits??

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Question: Bits

My background intelligent service will not start. Yes I've hit the restart and enable many times. Got any ideas?



Welcome to TSF....

Give this a try:

Windows Installer 3.1
Redistributable (v2) For Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2

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Question: 8 Bits

Can anyone tell me What 8 Bits is equal to?, and what is equal to 1 kilobit please

Answer:8 Bits

8 bits equal 1 byte, and 1,024 bytes equal 1 kilobyte, and 1,024 kilobytes equal one megabyte.

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in reference to threads likethis, what is the deal with cpu and gpu technology data?

Cpu's are only next year comming out with 64bit processors, but gpu's had 128bit processors back in 1999. what's the difference?


Answer:what bits? 32/64/128/256?

I may be wrong, but this is my take on the bit system:

A bit is one of the smallest measures of file size in the computer industry. Most internet connections are measured in kilobit- 1,000 bits. Such as 28.8k. You should notice that you don't actually download at 28.8 kilobytes, as downloaders measure, but rather 3.6 kilobytes, which is the equivalent of 28.8 kilbits. A byte is 8 bits, and 28.8 divided by 8 is 3.6. To measure a bit, it is one normal character, i.e. not ASCII, be it a number, letter, sign, etc. A byte is an 8 letter word.
But, in relation to computer processors, I think the default '32-bit' architecture partains to how much information is calculated on every clock cycle, either 32 or 64 bits at once.* An operating system also runs with this architecture, which is why you hear about the 64-bit version of Windows XP. 64-bit architecture is backwards compatible with 32-bit, but 32 bit cannot run any 64-bit optimized architecture.
As for the 128-bit GPUs, I think you may be out of context, but I really can't explain that.

I think I butchered that. I never really learned about the bit architecture system, and these are all just logical assumptions. I would gladly enjoy someone who would explain it to me better/correctly

*I'm really not sure about that.

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Question: 32 bits or 64 bits

Hello,i would like to know if i can change win7 32bits for a win 7 64bits with my computer.I have 8Go of memories and with the 32bits i can take only 3,5Go.Thanks for your answer.

Answer:32 bits or 64 bits

Hello Michel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please fill in and update your system specs (click on link). What type of hardware (ex: CPU supports 64-bit) will play a big part in whether your system will run 64-bit Windows 7 or not. Most do these days, but we must be sure.

For now, you will have to do a clean reinstall to go from 32-bit to 64-bit Windows 7.

Hope this helps for now,

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Question: Why 64 bits?

This is probably a question difficult to answer, hope you guys will have a go anyway...

Will the general feel of my Windows 7 Ultimate be faster in 64 bits?
It was often said that this goes for a limited quantity of programs only.

Are there any serious pitfalls?
Like (groups of) software that will stop working?

I have a PC, a Netbook and a Notebook on a mixed LAN/WLAN network.
I am very happy with my setup, and I tweaked my PC's Core Duo to almost 4 GHz so it's running pretty fast, but some more speed can't hurt...

Answer:Why 64 bits?

Much like this thread says,, unless you're using 64-bit apps with 4 GB of RAM or more, you may not notice any tangible performance difference.

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I am looking into buying an new computer they said it has 4 gig a bites of space . I do not know what this means . Can someone help Me please ?

Answer:how much is 4 gig a bits

You mean it had 4 gigs of RAM, which is memory. Hard drives that store your data are much larger than that.You can google for the difference in the two if you're confused. If the new computer had 4 gigs of ram, it probably had Windows 7 64 bit operating system on it. Windows 7 32 bit can only use around 3.5 gigs.

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I tried to set BITS service to Autostart, trying to resolve event ID 1008 (Perflib etc...). Ok, it sets but after few minutes it goes back to Demand start.
Is there anyway to set *permanently* on Autostart?

Thank you.

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Question: BITS Factoid

I read a post here a few days ago, and "unnecessary" services were being discussed. Someone (Nickster I think) mentioned that he had BITS turned off (manual) because you didn't need it to do a Windows Update (rather than an "automatic" update.

(At least this is what I understood after reading the post.)

Anyways, today I turned BITS to manual, and then when to do a "manual" Windows Update and update flat REFUSED to run.

So I went to Services and turned it on, and Update STILL refused to run, even though BITS was Started.

Only after I set the properties of BITS to "Auto" would Windows Update do it's thing. So it appears to me that merely being "on" is not enough, Windows Update insists on it being set to "Automatic" in order for it to run.

Posting this in case it is true, and it might be interesting to someone else; or, if I am wrong in some way I might get set straight.

This is starting to seem a bit unreasonable to me, the preconditions MS has for the updates, and so I am looking for (quick and easy) alternatives to Win Update, such as the thread on Ryan's VM pack.

Answer:BITS Factoid

BITS needs to be running for both manually updating Windows and Automaitic Updates. By default, it is set to manual and will start automatically when required. I set it to disabled as I am a 'control freak' then everytime I visit Microsoft Updates on the second Tuesday of every month, I set it to Automatic and start it...aswell as Automatic Update service. all means set it to disabled, but you will then need to manually re-enable it :)

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Hi, How can I get the upgrade from Lenovo?T400Regards,

Answer:Upgrade from Win 7 x86 to Win 7 64-bits

From the technical point of view, there is no upgrade path from x86 to x64.  You need to clean install the x64 OS. From a sales point of view, when you buy certain versions of Windows 7, you get both the x86 and x64 disks.  I don't believe all of the SKUs have both disks.  If Windows 7 didn't come with your machine, your best bet is to shop around for the best price.

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We plan to buy several laptops and desktop preloaded with XP and most of them will have at least 8 GB of memory.

From what I have read XP 32 bits cannot access more than 4 GB. Is this true? What would happen if I install 8 GB on an XP 32 bits machine?

Should we go ahead with 32 bits or 64 bits?

I've heard that the 64 bits laptop drivers are kinda expensive.

I'm not sure if all of our existing applications (i.e. antivirus) installed on our existing xp 32 bits machines could be installed on a 64 bits machine with no problems.

Or would we need to purchase the 64 bit versions?

Thanks and help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows XP 32 or 64 bits?

it is true 32 bit will only see about 3 gigs, however, companies are not beyond selling more than what is needed for the sake of a sale. It is done all the time.

drivers are free. Just go the specific laptops manufacturers website and see if they have 64 bit drivers, if they do, all you have to do is download and install - once you install a 64 bit os. However if they don't then there is a good chance your computer would not support 64 bit os for the specific operating system.

64 is the norm now. generally speaking 64 bit computers will support either 32 or 64 bit drivers and software.

one other thing to consider, if you want to upgrade from 32 to 64 bit, you will have to do a complete install of the os. You cannot upgrade.

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Question: web page bits

I'm designing a web page and looking for two things.

a tool so people can email/notify their freinds about the page.

a tool for people to enter their email and be advised if the page is updated


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I upgraded to win 8.1 from win 8 and I need the hp coolsense driver for my notebook, but I can't find it.Please help me because it's very hot. 

Answer:About Hp CoolSense win 8.1 64 bits

Hi: See if this W8.1 version works for you... VERSION: 2.20 REV: D PASS: 1DESCRIPTION:HP CoolSense Technology is a feature in some HP notebook PCs that combines hardware, software, and mechanical design to dynamically manage the temperature of a notebook, and help keep you comfortable while using it. This feature isavailable on supported notebooks that are running a supported operating system.

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Hey guys. I was working on a computer.. had to format and re-install Windows XP. I got most Windows Updates installed, but there are still a handful that won't install. I found out that it was probably because the BITS service wasn't running. I went to turn it on, and it wasn't even there. I tried to run sfc /scannow. It ran, but when it was finished, it just disappeared and didn't produce a log. Is there another way to install BITS?

Answer:No BITS, Can't Update

Clarify... So when you click CtlPnl->Admin Tools, then click Services and scroll down. Do you not see the name Background Intelligent Transfer Service?

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getting ready to order recovery disk for Conpaq Presario CQ60-615DX notebook?thankswindows 7Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Another can I tell if its 32 or 64 bits XP?

Double-click on "My Computer" (or right-click on it and choose "Properties" - I forget which with XP)

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I have a philips 107S (107S2) on NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 and I only have the option of 4 bits of color. I'm really out of ideas to try to fix this. someone please help me.

Answer:i only have 4 bits of color

Have you got proper nVidia Detonator drivers installed? When you mean "the option of 4 bits color", are you referring to the "colour quality" in the settings tab of "display properties"?

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My computer is running at a snails pace. I think I do all the right things. I do the updates daily, have a security suite through my internet provider, cleanup disk, defrag weekly, run ccleaner at the time of startup of system. Maybe I need more RAM, currently have 1.25GB. I think my operating system can handle 3 correct? What else can I do to optimize my system?? When I am on the internet I constantly freeze up. Any suggestions are appreciated.


Answer:Dell xp sp3 os 32 bits

first off do not use registry cleaner does more harm than good. you can always add mor ram it should speed it up some.

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Question: bits and bytes

ok, I been reading up a little on this topic on howstuffworks and I have a question. I understand that there are 8 bits in a byte. In the article (which you can see here )it said that "With 8 bits in a byte, you can represent 256 values ranging from 0 to 255."

thats where I get lost....

Answer:bits and bytes

it use binary system
255(D) equals to 11111111(B)...
range : 00000000~11111111 (0~255)

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Question: DVD edit bits out

I saw a thread some time ago cant seem to find it again well here goes agin. I want to be able to edit a DVD that has been save to HD as vob files the said DVD has a time and date libne across the top of the screen when played back which I want to be able to remove if possible. there must be someone out there with a great no how on how to do it, it would be a graet help as this line is abit of an onoyance on the old home movies lark as I dont want to re load all back on to pc it will take hours to do it. thanks

Answer:DVD edit bits out

Try a program called virtualdub. It's freeware.. so won't cost u a thing. It's a bit daunting at first but there's plenty of online help. Plus it has some really good filters to improve the standard of the videos and sound. click here

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I do lots of diagrams, for my own use, and i want to make parts
of them 'clickable', to give a more detailed diagram.

Bringing up another window would be fine.

What would be the easiest way to do this?
I had a look at 'Word' but it seemed a bit difficult to me.

Is there a way to make a bit of a Bitmap clickable ?
That would suit me, cos most of my diagrams are bitmaps.

Any suggestions on how to achieve this easily ... ?

Regards, John

Answer:Clickable bits ... ?

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Hey, i need some advice on a few things because I don't know alot about the way the 7 install works as I haven't had any problems with it. Can't say the same for vista and xp. Basically I want to do a clean install-ish. I want a fresh install of win7 64 professional which is what i am currently running but i would like to do it in a way that gives me the windows.old folder so i don't have to go out and buy a second hdd. Problem is i don't really know where to start, i have no discs or anything. I bought the upgrade version online weeks after release, i still have the serial number but nothing else, where can i locate the download/disc images i need to do this and how do i go about it? All help is appreciated.

EDIT: If it's at all possible to do this without burning a disc (I'm pretty sure i've already done this once) that would be very helpful as i don't have any lying around


Answer:Need a few bits of advice as i'm in a bit of a jam

Why would you buy an OS software and not save the ISO or disk for repairs or reinstall? You own this for life, it should be safeguarded like any other valuable.

Go back to the download site and download another ISO, burn it to DVD (available 3 for $2 at Walgreens) or write to flash stick using UltraISO trial version.

Then clean reinstall following these tips to get a purrfect reinstall: re-install windows 7

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I came across this article

Operating System Support. The PAE kernel is not enabled by default for systems that can support more than 4 GB of RAM.
To boot the system and utilize PAE memory, the /PAE switch must be added to the corresponding entry in the Boot.ini file. If a problem should arise, Safe Mode may be used, which causes the system to boot using the normal kernel (support for only 4 GB of RAM) even if the /PAE switch is part of the Boot.ini file.
Click to expand...

are there any advantages in running 32 bits WinXP with 4GB of RAM ?

Answer:How to run 4GB RAM in 32 bits WinXP

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Question: SBS Dangerous BITS

I want to know if this a repeating false positive or if the servers are infected ... and what can bbe done.

all running with a domain and Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, clients are XP/7/Vista all Professional versions, and all recently infected with different things, antiviruss in use have included MS Security Essentials, Kaspersky 2010-11 and Esset (which had expired in this case 2 months ago).

On three separate networks we work on Combofix has identified the server as:

"BITS: Possible infected site", listing the web address of hxxp://servername:8530 <<-- Port for WSUS (which is turned on and running in all three networks)

It also finds:

It will remove these two files in all instances .. along with the other stuff it finds. HOWEVER when the PCs get put back on the network and run for a day or so they will reappear with the same message. If you run Combofix right away after putting it back on the network, like running it a second time in a row, it comes up clean.

I have a full Combofix log also individual GMER, DDS logs. I attached them.


Answer:SBS Dangerous BITS

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for postin... Read more

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HiUsed computers for years but never altered things inside.As more viruses ect are coming, what is the best way to protect win XP Sp2, Norton AV, P4, Using IE7 to stop background progs running.THanks

Answer:what reg bits to turn off

Quote from: pohhop on July 18, 2008, 08:39:02 AMhow to stop background progs running.Which programs?Norton is okay but quite heavy on resources - when your subscription is about to run out, check back here for recommendations for free AV's. (Currently, I like Avast!: anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit: Never run more than one AV at a time. Run a scan weekly or, at least, monthly.I'm not familiar with "P4" - what is it?Firefox is a browser that many people believe is more secure than IE: supplement the protection of your anti-virus, anti-spyware program consider: Spywareblaster (, Threatfire (, SuperAntispyware (SAS) ( None of these should conflict with Norton. I would use the free version of SAS and scan at least monthly.This, of course, is just my opinion - keep checking back to see what other forum members think.Best of luck!EDIT: And be sure that you keep the OS patched and run a firewall - at least Window's firewall, Norton's, or Comodo ( run more than one firewall at a time.

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Question: Bits Error

Not really too sure where to go with this one...not serious, but i am seeing Bits errors in the event vwr on one of my win 7 pro machines...event ID 16398

A new BITS job could not be created. The current job count for the user RILOT\dcataldi (60) is equal to or greater than the job limit (60) specified through group policy.  To correct the problem, complete or cancel the BITS jobs that haven't made progress
by looking at the error, and restart the BITS service. If this error recurs, contact your system administrator and increate the per-user and per-computer Group Policy job limits. i do not have that parameter configured in my domain, so the default should be
at 60 ?? can it be increased per pc ??


Steven J Einhorn

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I recently got help from this website and was able to remove a pretty bad trojan that was on my computer. Now everything seems clean and everything is working fine except for the fact that when I try to update with windows update I get an error: click on get help with this error and it says to goto Services, right click on Background intelligent transfer service and click automatic: problem is is that it's not there. I believe this was the result of the damage from the trojan.I've tried to search around on the internet on how to replace it but most of the posts are about vista except for this thread and it's only the last comment. says:YES! THANK YOU! IT WORKS PERFECTLY!This works for Windows 7 64-bit.If anyone didn't get it you're supposed to type: sc create BITS binpath= "c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs" start= delayed-auto in cmd and press enter. Don't forget the space between = and delayed, it matters.Then restart the PC or go to services.msn and right click on BITS and press start. Thanks man, I was so angry cause everyone just gave tips that worked only on Vista."He says it worked for him and he has Windows 7 64 bit like myself. I was just wondering if I should try this or if anyone... Read more

Answer:BITS not in services.

Hi -Try this M/soft Fix It program >> the Run now button below?Then follow the onscreen prompts to launchLet us know if it helps -

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Question: new bits advice

I am in the process of upgrading... have so far done PSU, RAM, Case, HD, Soundcard,...

I am due to get money for christmas as that is what I have asked for from my relatives when they asked what I wanted. I dont expect to get a huge amount of money so will probably put some in myself towards these upgrades.

I want to get a new Mobo, Processor and Graphics card

I have been looking at the following:

Asus K8V SE Deluxe (socket 754, VIA K8T800, Serial ATA150 RAID, AGP 8x, ATX, 3xDIMM, USB 2.0, FireWire, sound, Gigabit LAN)

AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Socket 754

GeForce PCX6600GT 256MB PCI-E DVI-I VO <-- I wanna have decent graphics for a change... is this card anygood or should I fork out for the 6800 series?

Thing is am a bit out of touch these days and dont know how good these items are... if anyone has any ideas or alternatives or anything, I would really appreciate the input... I want to have a kick arse system and dont want to rush in and buy naff parts like I have in the past (Yay... 2 burned out PSUs, 1 burned out mobo, 1 destroyed grfx card and a fried soundcard... due to a PSU being faulty.. Now I dont buy cheap, I try to buy quality and nothing has burned out on me for at least 2 years (touch wood) well apart from my old deathstar that just died)

Answer:new bits advice

6600 is good to go, newer and higher core clocks (50Mhz higher than 6800, this i'm talking about 6600GT version).

and rather K8V, get A8V mobo and 939 pin processor (lowest u can find).

* keep in mind while buying the vga card, that A8V supports AGP bus rather than PCI-E. so get the video card with AGP bus (weather its 6600 or 6800)

(or), wait until january/february, as VIA are coming with K8T890 chipset for PCI-E platforms, and this will as well be future safe. so most recommended.

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