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Why is Win10-32bit installed on 64bit stick??

I bought a Computestick the other day and recognised that 32-bit Win 10 is installed on it.

Why? It has a 64-bit core.

Can I change to 64-bit, and where do I get that?

regards

LasseT

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Honored Contributor II
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Hello LasseT,

Thank you for joining the Intel communities.

This action is not supported and if customers do so, the warranty is voided.

The Microsoft license key is already registered and is linked to the Compute Stick's serial number.

You can do the upgrade but it will be under your own risk, also with 64bit you probably need more RAM and more space to have fluent operating system work.

You can see operating system supported here:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-compute-stick/000005899.html?wa... Supported Operating Systems for Boards and Kits

Regards,

Ivan

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Beginner
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32 Bit windows is PCs with less than 3.5 Gig of Memory. If you have 4 or more Gig of installed RAM, they you'll need 64 Bit OS. This is independent of CPU core.

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Beginner
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Ok,

thanks for the explanation.

//LasseT

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New Contributor I
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Also 64bit Windows will occupy a much larger space on the limited 32GB eMMC drive. You can imagine that an upgrade like the November one will be very hard to install.

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Oh, one of the first thing I realized was that you must have an extra sd-memory, otherwise you can't do anything.

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