Questions tagged [32-bit]

32-bit refers to computer architecture that stores integers, memory addresses, and other data units that are at most 32 bits (or 4 octets) wide.

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Running 32 bit apps in Catalina using Mojave libs and frameworks

I recently read this post on netkas.org about running 32 bit command line apps on Catalina using Mojave 32+64bit libraries and frameworks, adding to the nvram boot-args the option no32exec=0. I ...
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Where are the 32 bit libraries?

My research shows that in macOS Catalina, Apple didn't remove 32bit support from the kernel just disabled it(and that it can be enabled with the sudo nvram boot-args="no32exec=0" command). I also ...
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Google Hangouts on Mac Catalina

I know that 32-bit apps will not work on MacOS Catalina. Unfortunately, I use Hangouts very often and the plugin requires the use of a 32-bit app. As far as you know, is there the possibility to make ...
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How to get rid of the "Flash Player Auto Update Daemon” popup?

Since the launch of Catalina I've been getting this popup about "Flash Player Auto Update Daemon" that I cannot figure out how to get rid of, even though I'm still using Mojave. I know it's a 32-bit ...
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64-bit ports of 32-bit Apple apps

I've delayed updating to Catalina due to a few applications which I will lose access to, due to them being compiled for 32-bit architecture. While the third-party apps are not overly difficult to ...
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How to locate 32 bit apps in iOS 13

I know that 32-bit applications do not run on iOS since iOS 11. Prior to iOS 13, attempting to start a 32-bit application resulted in an “This app” Needs To Be Updated alert. Now the screen ...
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Are these unix exe files and others 32-bit code, & should I do something about them before moving to Catalina?

I am running Mojave 10.14.6 (on a late 2013 MacBook Pro), waiting to upgrade to Catalina. Checking for 32bit applications lead to a list containing /System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecording....
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How do I know whether an Mac App is 32-bit on my MacBookPro? [duplicate]

I have read some stories that the latest Catalina would let all 32-bit apps fail to run even unable to uninstall. How do I check which of my apps are 32 bit? Thanks,
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Adobe Illustrator CS6 64-bit no longer works on Catalina! [duplicate]

I read somewhere that Adobe Illustrator CS6 is 64-bit and able to run on Catalina. I did run a 64-bit software check on OSX Mojave to double-confirm that it is 64-bit before upgrading to Catalina. I ...
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Does the Catalina XNU kernel still recognize 32-bit binaries? Does 10.15's dyld?

I've seen lots of commentary repeating the end result "32-bit apps are no longer supported." But that leaves many unanswered technical questions. Does 10.15's XNU still recognize 32-bit binaries? ...
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What practical options exist for running 32-bit applications on Catalina (macOS 10.15)?

After I had a disturbing discussion with an Apple engineer I realized that Catalina is heading at us like a freight train right now - and not necessarily in a good way, but acceptation is going to be ...
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How much of 32-bit support is dropped in macOS Catalina?

macOS Catalina is said to have dropped support for 32-bit apps. It’s not clear how much support is dropped. Is there any supported way for a 64-bit app to request the kernel to create a 32-bit code ...
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Confused over Mac Pro 1.1 EFI firmware 32 vs 64 bit: patch firmware or OS installer?

I have the original Intel Mac Pro 1.1 and I know it has a 64-bit CPU (Xeon), yet it has 32-bit firmware. However, I know that it's possible to patch it to run 64-bit OS, like OS X Mavericks (which I ...
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32-bit mac apps in the future

It's long been telegraphed that 32-bit apps will no longer work in upcoming versions of macOS. This is rather annoying, because my go-to games when I want to waste 15 minutes are all 32-bit from ...
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Is Windows 10 32 bit good for iMac 4,1 running Bootcamp?

I have an iMac 4,1, 2Gb RAM and installed Bootcamp. Is Windows 10 Home Premium 32 bit good for that machine? Or is it too heavy, better install Windows 7 Home Basic 32 bit?
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iMac 4,1 does not have Boot Camp update

I have found in Apple support that iMac 4,1 does not have Boot Camp drivers update. I have installed Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit. So I will have to find an alternate solution for driver updating ...
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Does macOS Mojave (10.14) support 32 - bit Apps?

According to Apple, 32-Bit apps will lose support soon. When opening 32 - bit applications on macOS High Sierra I was prompted with a message stating that in future versions of macOS the app would ...
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How to suppress alert 'this app is not optimized for your Mac'

I get this pop-up warning on one-off installers and such irrelevant situations. I understand it's to encourage a migration away from 32-bit apps; fine, but there's nothing I can do about it. It's ...
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What is the benefit of macOS dropping support for 32-bit software? [closed]

It has been hinted at in the past but now we're starting to see solid notice from Apple that it is dropping support for 32-bit macOS programs in the near future. While I can see how this makes sense ...
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Does macOS 10.13.4 display 32-bit warnings like the beta versions do?

The beta versions of macOS 10.3.4 were reported to include warnings when you started a 32-bit app. From the release notes: To prepare for a future release of macOS in which 32-bit software will no ...
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Use jailbroken iPhone as webserver

I know that this already has an answer, it is outdated. I am running iOS 10.3.3 on an iPhone 5 (so its 32 bit), and I want to run a web server for no reason at all. I have tried install lighttpd and ...
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How to identify 32bit applications on macOS without running each one? [duplicate]

With macOS 10.13.4 Apple will start to show a warning if a 32bit application is started, and it is assumed that with 10.14 32bit applications will not run at all. Starting each application to see ...
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64-bit only future and virtual machines

Apple has started the phasing out of 32-bit applications on MacOS. How is this going to impact virtual machines, be it Parallels, VMWare, VirtualBox, or Apple own hypervisor? Will it still be possible ...
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Can't go to App Compatibilty

I am running iOS 10.3.3 on an iPhone 7 plus. When I go to Settings > General > About, I see Applications on the list with the number of apps I have installed. There is no ">" arrow to the right ...
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Downloading 32 bit iOS Apps for 32 bit iPhones after iOS 11 is released

I have a 32-bit iPhone. I understand that 32 bit iPhones will no longer be supported by iOS 11. Will I be able to download and buy 32 bit apps from the store for iPhones running 32-bit iOS ...
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How can I install a 64-bit OS on a 2006 Mac Pro with 32-bit EFI?

I have a Mac Pro 2006 that has 64-bit processors, yet only boots 32-bit operating systems (aside from OSX). Is there a way I can install 64-bit Ubuntu Server, or any 64-bit OS for that matter, on this ...
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How can I find out which Mac apps are 32-bit?

On June 28, 2017, Apple announced that macOS High Sierra will be the last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromise. How can I find out which apps on my Mac are 32-bit so that I can ...
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How can users identify which of their iPhone/iPad apps are still only 32-bit (and therefore won't work in future)?

Many iPhone/iPad users still use apps on their devices which are only 32-bit. These apps will not work in future if users upgrade to iOS 11, unless of course the apps themselves are updated to run ...
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Only Macintosh shown on Startup Manager after Windows 10 32-bit Boot Camp install

I installed Boot Camp with Windows 10 32-bit, but it doesnt give me the option to switch my Mac into Windows. Any help? I've tried holding option when restarting it but only the Macintosh box appears.
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In which version(s) did macOS transition from 32-bit to 64-bit?

From my research, it seems that macOS transitioned from 32-bit x86 to 64-bit x64 across the following versions: Kernel App Support 10.4 Tiger x86 ...
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How do I identify which preference panes are 32-bit and which aren't

Recently my Sound preference pane has asked me to reopen System Preferences when I select it, or when I switch away from it. I have added a few preference panes (e.g. Wacom, an Xbox controller pane, ...
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Is iTunes 12.4.1 available for 32-bit Windows?

I couldn't find it on the Apple website, I was only offered the 64-bit version. Maybe that's because I'm using a 64-bit client for the download?
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Running a 32 bit version of java? [duplicate]

I was recently was trying to use a library that needed a 32-bit version of java. I tried to get my version of java to use the 32-bit version by using the flag -d32. However, I received the error: ...
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How to use the rest of my 4GB of RAM?

I have a Late 2006 iMac running OS X Lion 10.7.5 with 4GB of RAM, however OS X is software limited to only addressing 3GB of the 4GB installed. I know in Windows when running a 32bit Windows OS with ...
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Where is the swipe-right iOS 9 Spotlight screen on my iPod Touch?

I have an iPod Touch (5th generation) with iOS 9 installed (currently 9.0.2, but I don't think the minor revision matters). From the home screen, I can reach the quick Spotlight search by swiping down....
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osx 10.10 force 32 bit

I am trying to start my OS X 10.10 in 32 bit, but with no success: First I tried it by keeping 3 + 2 pressed during start up Then I tried by the following command: sudo systemsetup -...
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Is the Google Chrome for 32bit Mac

I am running Mac OS X 10.6.8. I downloaded Google Chrome but in my Applications Chrome has a cross. When I open it, it says my Mac is not compatible. Once I booted with 64bit and Chrome was working! ...
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Step to step guide how to use 32bit version of Java in Eclipse

I have a Java project in Eclipse that requires Java 7 running in 32 bit mode. I tried to force running in 32 bit mode by adding the flag -d32 to the VM arguments. However, I then get the following ...
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Linker Error: leJOS NXJ HelloWorld complains 32 bit JVM unsupported

I trying to get started using leJOS NXJ to develop in Java for my Mindstorms NXT. I've installed Oracle's Java 8 JDK, Eclipse and leJOS NXJ on my Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion. When I try to ...
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Now when Chrome is 64-bits, how do I install the Java plugin?

As long as Chrome just was 32 bit, the Java plugin was not supported since Java for Mac OS X is 64 bit but now when Chrome (since version 39) is 64 bit, how do I install/enable the Java plugin? ...
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Avoid stutter when watching Amazon Prime video on Mac Mini 32-bit?

I have a Mac Mini that's a few years old. I'd like to use it for watching online video, because it's small, we're not using it for anything else, it fits nicely under the TV, and I can connect its ...
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When I download apps it says I need a 64-bit processor

I have a Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8 and I cannot download apps. When I try to, it says 'this requires a 64-bit processor' (or something like that) and my processor is 32-bit. Does this mean that I'll ...
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What is the difference between a 32 and a 64 bit installation on a 64 bit machine?

I'm about to install Eclipse on my McBook Pro (2.4GHz Core 2 Duo - so 64 bits if I'm not mistaken). What are the consequences of installing a 64 vs a 32 bit package?
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How old would a Macbook Pro need to be in order to have a non-64bit Intel processor?

My friend has a MBP that was bought 2 or 3 years ago, and I need to help him prepare some software to run. What are the chances he won't be able to boot from a 64bit Linux live USB flash drive?
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Can I install adobe Illustrator cs6 on 32-bit mac

I have mac book pro, Processor: 2.16 Ghz intel Core Duo, Memory: 1 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM, Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,2, Total Number Of Cores: 2, Boot ROM Version: MBP12.0061.B03. I tried to ...
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Can I install 64 bit software on a 32 bit macbook pro

I have mac book pro, Processor: 2.16 Ghz intel Core Duo, Memory: 1 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM, Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,2, Total Number Of Cores: 2, Boot ROM Version: MBP12.0061.B03. uname -a: Darwin ...
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Can I install 64 bit software on a 32 bit OS X - 10.5.8 - Leopard?

Can I install 64 bit software on a 32 bit OS X? Or could I "update" my 32 bit OS X to 64 bit OS X? This is what I get when I put uname -a in a terminal: Darwin gaukhar-alibayevas-macbook.local 9.8....
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How old are Macs that cannot run 64-bit applications?

We're trying to decide how much effort to put into ensuring that our software works well in 32-bit mode. (It's scientific software that must handle large datasets, so ensuring that it works well does ...
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MacOSX 10.8 and 32-bit perl modules

I just upgraded from MacOSX 10.6 to 10.8. Many of my projects depend on Mac::Glue, Mac::Carbon and their ilk. Even though Mac::Glue comes bundled with MacOSX 10.8 perl, it doesn't seem to work: [kw|...
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32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion?

Is it possible to run 32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion? Just opening /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app in 32-bit mode doesn't run ...