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In computer architecture, 64-bit computing is the use of processors that have datapath widths, integer size, and memory address widths of 64 bits (eight octets).

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How to run 32-bit win app using wine

I am using brew installation of WineHQ: ==> wine-stable: 7.0 https://wiki.winehq.org/MacOS /usr/local/Caskroom/wine-stable/7.0 (125B) From: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask/blob/HEAD/Casks/...
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Activity Monitor and System Profiler won't report 32 bit apps

I'm trying to check which apps I am going to lose when I upgrade to Big Sur. According to numerous websites I should be able to do this via Activity Monitor or System Profiler. Activity monitor should ...
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Can’t install 64 bit linux distros on A1176 2006 Mac Mini?

I am trying to install a linux distribution called Ubuntu MATE onto a 2006 Mac Mini. I can’t get 64 bit install media to boot but I can with 32 bit. The Core 2 Duo in the computer is a 64 bit CPU so ...
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Google Earth Pro not working after upgrade to Catalina

After I upgraded my macOS to Catalina on my MacBook Pro 2018 (13.3", i5, 16GB RAM, TouchBar), Google Earth Pro will not open anymore. When I launch the app, it opens the window but it will freeze ...
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Does 64-bit compatibility matter with files/documents?

macOS Catalina runs only on 64-bit, so when I reload my existing Microsoft Office files, will they be "read only"?
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How to configure 3G/4G dongle in macos 64bit version?

I have faced this problem of not able to connect to 3G/4G dongles, currently the Huawei E3372 one. Was using Mobile Partner app & since the 64bit upgrade it has failed.
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Is there a 64-bit app for working with image sequences to replace Quicktime 7?

I've been using Quicktime 7's "Movie to Image Sequence" and "Open Image Sequence" export and import options forever. It's useful for creating and working with time-lapses, modifying a single frame or ...
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CS6 Illustrator on Mac OSX 10.15 Catalina - anyone managed to run it?

I was browsing Internet for some hints, but did not find anything yet. And the communication is a bit missleading, one say it won't work, becuase of 32-bit references, another claim it should work, ...
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VMware Fusion - Professional Version 8.5.10

I have a user that has High Sierra (don't ask why) just that he has it, and he is getting an error stating that parts of his VMWare are not 64-bit compatible. I expect he will need to upgrade to 11, ...
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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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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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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 Bootcamp work for all users on a mac?

I am in the process of installing Bootcamp to my Mac. A question has just crossed my mind Can you only use windows from the account you set it up on, or does it work for all users on the mac? For ...
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How to find out if an App in the Mac App Store is 64 bit

I want to buy a game in the Mac App Store. How can I check before buying if the game/app is 64 bit or not? I would like to know because 10.13.4 is displaying warnings about 32 bit apps/games. And ...
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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 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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How to tell if certain pre-2015 app is 64 bit?

As there are quite some rumors, about iOS 11 dropping support for 32 bit apps, I need to know, how to tell if an app is 64-bit. I know, that if it was published after february 2015, or if it was ...
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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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Will Mac Mini i5 OSX 10.7.5 Boot in 64 Bit Mode

Considering buying a mid 2011 Mini i5 OSX 10.7.5 (16GB) to run Lightroom 6/CC and Photoshop CC. They require 64 bit systems. My Air (4GB) doesn't have enough RAM to run efficiently. Will the Mini ...
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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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How can I boot an Intel Core i7 iMac in 64-bit mode?

I have an iMac running OS X 10.6.8. The processor is a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 and the machine has 4 GB of RAM. How can I boot the computer in 64-bit mode (instead of 32-bit mode) so that I can upgrade ...
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How to upgrade to chrome 64 bit?

Finally there should be a version of Chrome 64 bit for Mac. I received an email from google groups: Switch the Mac build from 32-bit to 64-bit. As of M39, Chrome is a 64-bit only binary. ...
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Is there source code or an update for the Mac Pro 3,1 overclock utility that ZDNet produced several years ago?

The Mac Pro from 2008 (MacPro3,1) is still a fairly relevant machine in the modern OS X as not only does it run the latest releases of OSX, but also the 8 CPU cores that it came with provide enough ...
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64 bit chrome beta OS X 10.9.5

Apparently Chrome Beta for OS X is supposed to be 64 bit. (e.g. http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/08/29/chrome-38-beta-arrives-new-user-switching-profiles-guest-mode-64-bit-default-mac/ I have the ...
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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 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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64bit vs 32bit on mobile devices with 2gb ram - is there any sense?

Today I took part in an interesting discussion. Someone said that's great that Apple goes 64bit with their iPhone 5S. Of course I mentioned about no need for 64bits paired with 2 gigs of RAM, but then ...
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iPhone 5s: benefits of 64 bit processors if no more than 4 GB of RAM?

My understanding is that the (main) reason of having a 64 bit processor, is to be able to use more than 4 GB of RAM. In PCs, it is now very common to have more than 4GB of ram, and to really be able ...
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Is there a 64-bit version of Google Chrome for Mavericks?

Is there a 64-bit version of Google Chrome for OS X Mavericks? I need to run NetBeans and it requires Java 7 Update 10 at least.
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What options exist to reliably have three partitions and Boot Camp on Apple Hardware?

What robust setups of partitions which accommodate (a) MtLion OS X, (b) Windows x64, (c) Data partition used [primarily] under Windows? Things that would be desirable (optional) past the basic ...
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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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Unsupported hack or workaround to get 64-bit OS X to install on a MacBook Pro having only 32-bit EFI?

I want to install the 64-bit OS X 10.7 on my MacbookPro 2,1, which has a 64-bit processor, but only 32-bit EFI and Kernel Boot mode. I know that this is not officially supported, but I assume there ...
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Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo won't install 64-bit OS X 10.7

I am trying to install OS X 10.7 x64 on my Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro from 2007. Before I was running OS X 10.6.8 x64 which worked fine, but I can't seem to install 10.7 as 64-bit. Somehow it ...
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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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How can I fix smart playlists with live updating to update again in itunes 11?

I'm using iTunes 11.0.1 on 64-bit Windows 7, and occasionally my smart playlists (with live updating set to on) stop updating. I've got a series of podcasts subscribed to via iTunes, and I have a ...
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Fake Webcam / Webcam Emulator Mac Os 10.7.4 64Bit running as a Virtual Machine.

I am looking for fake webcam solution for Mac OS 10.7.4 64bit running as a Virtual Machine. What I tried: ManyCam - only works with 32bit Browser and then not with all flash applications CamCamX - ...
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Will a 32 bit intel app run on Mountain Lion?

I have Lion, running on a 64 bit kernel $ uname -a Darwin dyn1158-144.insecure.ic.ac.uk 11.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.0: Mon Apr 9 19:32:15 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.26.8~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 ...
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Why do Apple's 2012 MacBook Pros cap the RAM limit at 8GB?

According to apple's latest documentation (at the time of writing), the cap on the 2012 MacBook Pros is 8GB RAM. The Mac Pros, however, can take up to 32GB RAM. So, why do the MacBooks have this cap?...
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Am I missing out by not running in 64-bit mode?

I'm running an Early '11 MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM. Currently, OS X Lion runs in 32-bit mode by default, and an important piece of software I use for work requires this mode (Cisco VPN client). Most ...
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64 bit support with a 32 bit kernel in OS X Snow Leopard

I know that many apple laptops such as my Macbook 6,1 run a 32 bit kernel in OS X Snow Leopard. The kernel according to Apple can also run or "support" 64 bit applications. My question is how does the ...
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Installing 64-bit java on Mac OS X Lion?

When playing Minecraft 1.0, a java-based game, when I switch the rendering options to "Far", the game shows a message saying that memory usage for the game might be too high in Far rendering mode, and ...
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Problem with Boot Camp and XNA 4.0 with Visual Studio 2010

I'll try to be as brief as possible with my problem. Do not hesitate to ask for logs or information about my computer and/or the program. I have a game that consists of a ship that navigates on space....
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Can I select the architecture of a program from the command line?

Many of the unix executable binary programs are delivered with more than one architecture: mac:~ mike$ file `which bc` /usr/bin/bc: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures /usr/bin/bc (for ...
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Why is iTunes 64 bit running as 32 bit application under Windows?

I've downloaded the 64 bit Version of iTunes and I'm wondering why it's running as a 32 bit application under Windows 7 (of course 64 bit)? Any Ideas?
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kernel.log contains thousands of messages about ip_len checksum. What gives?

My Mac Pro Cyrus (running 10.6.8 in 64 bit mode) keeps writing the same message (for different lengths) to the kernel.log file every second: cyrus kernel[0]: in_delayed_cksum_offset: ip_len 36608 (...
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bootcamp with windows 7 64bit?

I have the new (2011) 27" iMac and need to run visual studio and some other .NET software development related software. What version of Windows 7 (home premium OEM - because it is the cheapest?) ...
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Quicktime for windows 7 64 bit

I am using windows 7 64 bit on hp probook 4520s and want to install quicktime, apple provided link give the quicktime to download and install but it give error of some assembly instruction. I think ...
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