Microsoft abandons 32-bit systems

Microsoft abandons 32-bit systems

In modern PCs running Windows 10, both 64 and 32-bit versions of the operating system can be used. However, increasingly 32-bit processors are considered a relic. Developers prefer more powerful chips with 64-bit architecture, capable of processing more data per unit time.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 developer recently took the first step toward discontinuing support and phasing out 32-bit versions. It consists of stopping the supply of such versions to manufacturers of stationary computers and laptops. Thus, it is not difficult to guess that the share of such machines will be reduced, which will lead to their inevitable crowding out of the market.

However, Microsoft says that users who already have computers with 32-bit chips have nothing to worry about. At least for now. For these OS versions, the release of both security updates and functional updates will continue. It is recommended that users who have equipment with 64-bit hardware but use 32-bit versions of Windows 10 switch to a more promising operating system.

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