Everything running 32 bit

dompoma

New Member
Im not sure why, but since I have upgraded to win 8, all of my programs are running in 32 bit that were previously running 64 bit on win 7. Any reasons for this?
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bassfisher6522

Essential Member
Can you post a screen shot of system information. Move mouse to lower left corner to show start screen popup, right click to get the admin menu, then select system.
 

bassfisher6522

Essential Member
I just wanted to verify your system is 64 bit. Now, the software titles that are in question, are they 64 bit software when they were installed in windows 7.

Did you upgrade to windows 8 or preform a clean install of windows 8?
 

dompoma

New Member
I wiped my computer and before I installed win 8. I then re-installed all of the programs. The software titles have the option to be 32 bit or 64 bit.
 

bassfisher6522

Essential Member
The software titles have the option to be 32 bit or 64 bit.
This is not normal, software is either downloaded or purchased as either 32 bit or 64 bit. There are a few exceptions and the only exceptions that I know of are operating systems. When purchasing a MS OS as a retail version and not OEM, you get both versions of bit type.

So you either have the wrong bit type installed or there is something else going on here.

What software in particular are we talking about here? Where did you get if from?
 

nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
This is completely normal. The apps in question are 32bit as are most apps but the OS is 64bit
 

Mitchell_A

Essential Member
You can purchase a 64-bit version of Office to resolve that issue, but I honestly don't see any benefits in doing so.
 
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