Curious about what 32-bit and 64-bit means when it comes to Windows?

Let Microsoft help you out with a series of frequently asked questions about the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows:

What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows?

The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer’s processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system.

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