Microsoft no longer release 32-bit versions of Windows 10 starting the release of Windows 10 version 2004.
The new change doesn’t mean that Windows 10 will not be supported on existing 32-bit PCs.
It does state the fact that after Apple and Google, the Redmond company has started favouring 64-bit architecture and is ultimately pushing users to move on from 32-bit hardware.
Windows 10 version that will bring the new update into action is currently available with PC vendors and developers worldwide.
Company said :
“Beginning with Windows 10, version 2004, all new Windows 10 systems will be required to use 64-bit builds and Microsoft will no longer release 32-bit builds for OEM distribution,”
Reported by technology blog Neowin, doesn’t bring any updates to existing 32-bit Windows 10 users.
It won’t introduce any change if you have a 32-bit system at present. Microsoft says in its documentation that it
“remains committed to providing feature and security updates” to 32-bit systems and offer “continued 32-bit media availability in non-OEM channels to support various upgrade installation scenarios.”
Microsoft taken first major step towards ditching 32-bit Windows 10 versions. It will also result in the expansion of Windows machines based on 64-bit hardware and software.
New PCs will debut with 64-bit Windows
Microsoft’s decision to stop releasing 32-bit versions of Windows 10 means that manufacturers will able to build new PCs & laptops only 64-bit Windows.
This will also convince chipmakers to leave support for 32-bit CPUs and make 64-bit architecture as the only option in the market.
Google announced that it would no longer host 32-bit apps on the Play store starting 2021. The Android maker also asked app developers to move their legacy apps towards a 64-bit ecosystem.
Apple also dropped support for 32-bit apps in macOS Catalina last year.
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