1. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    Hi!. I love my Surface Pro, but with 4GB of ram, I think Windows 8 32bits edition is "better" than 64bits, because Windows 8 64 bits requires more memory, and Surface Pro only have 4GB or ram.

    I know I can install other OS like Linux, and I want to know if Win8 32 bits, is worth it.
    05-20-2014 02:07 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    You probably can, but I think you may have your facts mixed up.

    64-bit Windows doesn't use more memory, it just knows how to handle 4 GB of memory and up. It can deal with 2 GB, whatever.

    Ironically, if you were to install 32-bit Windows, you would probably be able to access ~3.5 GB of you memory, defeating your purpose to begin with.

    Also worth noting that there is probably no 32-bit drivers, which could cause issues.

    TL;DR, don't try, you won't gain anything and only stand to lose functionality
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-20-2014 08:45 PM
  3. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    Exactly as stated above. It is optimized for what is has and 64bit is actually more efficient at memory handling due to the larger instructions blocks.
    05-21-2014 07:25 AM
  4. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    Thanks!!
    05-21-2014 12:14 PM

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