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Silverthunder
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HP shipped a lot of 64 bit processors with 32 bit OS

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit)

Why did HP ship so many of these?

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Lil_Boy_Blue
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Hi

What is the question?

Why do car makers put 4 seats in a car when it's only a commuter vehicle?

 

32 bit CPU's for PC's are rare and have been for a long time, 64 bit is the norm.

So then you select the Operating system to suit. 

Slot in a Hard disk with whatever OS you choose.

 

So do you have an issue with W8?

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I was just curious why HP did that a lot.  I searched the web some more and I now think that the reason could be because some users might want to run 16 bit programs, and the users would not be able to do that in a 64 bit operating system.

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Lil_Boy_Blue
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Hi

Usually the hardware moves on and older 16 bit software/OS's wont cope.

You can install a 32 bit OS and a 64 bit OS side-by-side on a hard disk and use either.

You can try and run the 16 bit software inside an emulator,

https://www.emuparadise.me/Atari_2600_Emulators/Windows/49

 

 

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Prego.

Sorta sorted?

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