This week, Microsoft announced that the windows 10 OEM channel will bid farewell to the 32-bit version completely starting from the update in May 2020. After that, software giants will no longer offer non 64 bit versions of their systems to OEMs.
For customers who are still using the early 32-bti system, Microsoft will continue to provide them with necessary functions and security updates, including the 32-bit media available in non OEM channels, as well as various upgrade and installation solutions.
This announcement has attracted a lot of users' attention. Of course, you don't need to worry too much, because three details are disclosed in the announcement:
first, this policy change only affects the new machine of OEM channel, the follow-up PC will install 64-bit version. second, old devices, as well as 32-bit systems with non- OEM channels, updates and security patches are unaffected. According to Microsoft's maintenance schedule, the latest 32-bit versionFor ordinary people, this means that all new desktop or laptop pre-installed Windows 10 operating systems will have only 64-bit versions. However, this does not affect users who are still using 32-bit systems.
The note states that:
The 64 bit and 32-bit versions of windows have similar functions and UIS, but windows 10 32-bit systems can only use 4GB of ram, which is very small even for modern low budget laptops. The latest PCs have been built using Windows 10 64 bit systems.