1. Lumia7Fan's Avatar
    my pc has a 64 bit processor and has only 3gb of RAM . should I install 64 bit windows or 32 bit windows . is the RAM sufficient for 64 bit windows ?
    07-20-2015 02:55 AM
  2. a5cent's Avatar
    It is sufficient. I'd tend towards the 64bit OS.

    I'd only consider the 32bit OS if you're (a) a very heavy multitasker with (b) no hope of getting more RAM anytime soon.

    A similar thread exists here:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...it-64-bit.html
    Last edited by a5cent; 07-20-2015 at 08:14 AM. Reason: formatting
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    07-20-2015 03:13 AM
  3. Lumia7Fan's Avatar
    Thank You very much for your help :D
    07-20-2015 04:15 AM
  4. Emeral's Avatar
    Hey guys im also using 3gig laptop that is 64bit and I was trying to update the Windows 7 to Windows 10 but it showed me an error message ..something about beingi ncompatible or so..please I need help guys..this is the only laptop I could afford and I don't know what to do.plus the laptop doesn't really have apps? ..how do i install apps?
    02-04-2018 08:18 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    Hey guys im also using 3gig laptop that is 64bit and I was trying to update the Windows 7 to Windows 10 but it showed me an error message ..something about beingi ncompatible or so..please I need help guys..this is the only laptop I could afford and I don't know what to do.plus the laptop doesn't really have apps? ..how do i install apps?
    Can you elaborate on this incompatibility, what does it say specifically? Hardware that runs Windows 7 should run Windows 10 but I'm sure there are odd exceptions that appear every once in a while.

    We can go from there. Worst case scenario, if it's truly incompatible, there are some competent used ultra-low budget options that can be made to work but I rather not cross that bridge unless we have to.

    As for apps/applications/programs - you can install them from the web, etc. (just be careful) Windows 8 and 10 have a centralized app store, but 7 doesn't.
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    02-04-2018 01:18 PM
  6. Emeral's Avatar
    Oh my God..thank you so much for replying ...when I bought the laptop(fairly used)it already had this Windows 10 update assistant. .when I click on it..it loads..then shows MEMORY:OK , DISK SIZE:OK, CPU:THE CPU ISN'T SUPPORTED (NX)....that's the error message and I don't really know what to do about it cus I'm not very tech savvy...plus the laptop doesn't have any apps..word..excel .vlc. .nothing...anyway thank you so very for replying..I'm really grateful
    02-04-2018 06:53 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Oh my God..thank you so much for replying ...when I bought the laptop(fairly used)it already had this Windows 10 update assistant. .when I click on it..it loads..then shows MEMORY:OK , DISK SIZE:OK, CPU:THE CPU ISN'T SUPPORTED (NX)....that's the error message and I don't really know what to do about it cus I'm not very tech savvy...plus the laptop doesn't have any apps..word..excel .vlc. .nothing...anyway thank you so very for replying..I'm really grateful
    Oh dear, that's not going to be an easy workaround. Basically that error means the CPU can't handle some of the instructions. You can verify for yourself by using a Microsoft tool named Coreinfo, explained here. How To Check If Your Processor (CPU) Supports Windows 8

    But if the processor truly doesn't support NX, you're out of luck. Sounds like you got yourself a pretty old laptop. (Maybe you can provide the model number/designation?) If you really want Windows 10, it looks like we won't be able to work around the hardware that you have.
    02-05-2018 12:14 PM
  8. Emeral's Avatar
    Oh dear, that's not going to be an easy workaround. Basically that error means the CPU can't handle some of the instructions. You can verify for yourself by using a Microsoft tool named Coreinfo, explained here. How To Check If Your Processor (CPU) Supports Windows 8

    But if the processor truly doesn't support NX, you're out of luck. Sounds like you got yourself a pretty old laptop. (Maybe you can provide the model number/designation?) If you really want Windows 10, it looks like we won't be able to work around the hardware that you have.
    I'm so sorry for the late reply. .lost my phone...can I get it up to Windows 8?..and if I can..How do i go about it...and will it be free?
    02-09-2018 11:15 AM
  9. Emeral's Avatar
    Once again. .thank you so very much for taking your time to reply me..I am really grateful
    02-09-2018 11:17 AM
  10. beman39's Avatar
    why not just stick windows 7? sounds like its a really old laptop... I installed win 10 on my GF's old Compaq and it had no problems.... I can imagine how old your laptop must be if its saying the cpu cant handle win 10
    02-09-2018 01:58 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    I think you're stuck on Windows 7, although we might be able to do some investigation if you give us the processor specifics.

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...r-my-computer/

    This has some details on the procedure.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-10-2018 02:04 PM
  12. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    If you go to https://www.cpuid.com/ and install CPU-Z, it will be able to tell you every important hardware spec of your laptop, including the exact CPU and what functions it supports. That's the most important first step.
    02-25-2018 02:38 PM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    CPU:THE CPU ISN'T SUPPORTED (NX)
    It's a BIOS issue regarding No Execute Bit

    See: https://www.infopackets.com/news/961...ndows-10-error

    There may be a workaround.

    With 3GB RAM it is recommended that you run 32 Bit OS, not 64 Bit (4GB RAM and above).
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-25-2018 03:16 PM

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