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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago pvilan

Thanks Rhiannon!

Your answer made all things clear for me.

Regards

Peter

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago Michael 2007

I've also gone with Feedly, mrnukem.

The Old Reader might be an option if they develop a mobile app, but I'm still in a queue of thousands waiting to import my feeds, so I don't even know when I'll be able to try it out properly, (although the queue is now down from 18,000 yesterday to 4,000), and it does seem a bit light on for options.

Netvibes doesn't even have "search" (within feeds), which pretty much rules it out, and it also lacks customization tools.

That's what has sold me on Feedly. I've found I actually prefer the Index page you mentioned to having to scroll through my Google Reader list of about 200 feeds. And being able to customize each individual feed is great. I really like being able to set News sites as Titles, General sites as Magazine, Mosaic or Cards, and Photography sites as Full Articles. I'd say within a day or two I'll have every individual feed customized exactly as I prefer it. The Mobile app seems fine too.

So, while I was as shocked as many to learn of Google Reader's imminent demise, for now at least, it seems like I've found something even better.

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago sjaves

FeedDemon. Why mess around with more cloud based programs? FeedDemon just works great.

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago Michael 2007

Fair enough at home, but I use lots of different computers at all of my different work locations, sjaves; none of which are mine. Using all of their different Operating Systems in different languages is tricky enough as it is.

Oh, and according to this article I just found from 3 days ago, FeedDemon is also shutting down on July 1st.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9237591/FeedDemon_to_shut_down_ot...

FeedDemon shutdown confirmed here by its creator, Nick Bradbury, 4 days ago.

http://nick.typepad.com/blog/2013/03/the-end-of-feeddemon.html

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago James Cuthbert

consider Bamboo Feed reader if you use Firefox
it is a Firefox add on and seamlessly imported my Google reader feeds

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago rhiannon Michael 2007, What kind of customizations in Netvibes are you looking for? It's extremely customizable, down to see your content similar to Google Reader. The customization tools aren't readily apparent, I've had to look up something that I wanted to do more than once over the years. That said, I consider Netvibes more of a start page than an RSS reader, especially if you have a lot of feeds. I too like the various layouts in Feedly, and you can customize the colors to some extent to make reading text easier. view
6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago rhiannon sjaves, I've used Feed Demon for years. Sadly, it's dependent on the Google Reader API and is shutting down. Nick Bradbury: The End of FeedDemon view
6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago rhiannon James Cuthbert, I'll give that a look. I've been meaning to add a handful of feeds to Firefox, ones that I like to keep updated on. Thanks for the suggestion. :) view
6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago rhiannon You're more than welcome Peter, I'm glad to of help. :) view
6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago rhiannon Actually, I should clarify that - Feed Demon will work as a desktop RSS reader. It won't sync with Google Reader after July 1st and Nick Bradbury has said there won't be any further development for it. view
6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago Michael 2007

Thanks very much for that, Rhiannon. I'll have another look at Netvibes' customization tools when I have time, but not having a "search" function is the real dealbreaker. But then maybe it does, and I just haven't been able to find it yet.

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago subscriptionsformpb

I use Feeddemon to actually add and read feeds. However, the best thing about GoogleReader was the ability to share and/or comment on feeds (in FeedDemon) and share to subscribers via GoogleReader share. GoogleReader deleter the share feature for new users some time ago, but the oldsters still got to share.

So, what will replace sharing feeds with others? (via an RSS)?

Del.icio.us dumped my previous library and accounts when they became delicious.com. Connotea is no more.

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago oversky

Which services can export OPML?

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago tarstarkas27

Bamboo Reader add-on for firefox works beautifully as a replacement for google reader

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago rhiannon subscriptionsformpb, A good many of RSS readers support sharing. Feedly supports sharing using Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Evernote, Pinterest, LinkedIn and gmail. Directly or via Buffer, Pocket or Instapaper. The mini-feedly that lets you add comments. I haven't tried all the services to see what type of sharing they support, especially the mobile ones since I don't have a smartphone. Anyone else have suggestions? view
6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago rhiannon oversky, I don't know, you'd need to check each service. FWIW, I've had no trouble renaming an XML file extension to OPML. I would make a copy of the file before trying to change anything, just in case. view
6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago rhiannon Michael 2007, While I like Netvibes, I can honestly say that using it has never come intuitively to me. From what I could find it appears that a search option is available to Netvibes Premium subscribers. Netvibes Premium is $499./month USD. New Real-Time Search Streams: When everything that matters flows to you… I did find this handy guide: Easily migrate from Google Reader to Netvibes. Here's a link to the Netvibes : Help page. view
6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago subscriptionsformpb

Sharing to those specific sites means someone has to have an account to see the article shared. Will any provide an open feed to the shared content, like GReader used to? I would post the shared feed to my websites and folks could subscribe from there or in their own reader to my shared reads.

Feeddemon allows sharing by email which means a Wordpress or Tumblr could provide the library location (post by email) and those have feeds of tagged posts.

Sounds like a hassle...

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago phillj

Another one worth checking out is http://www.feedshow.com

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago rhiannon philj; I checked out feedshow before I wrote the article. I didn't include them because a)I don't see any mention of what they support other than a web reader - I assume no mobile support since it isn't mentioned. b)Their blog, their About page, and their Forums/Support page are non-existent. c)I'm not crazy about the idea that your feeds can make you and feedshow money. view
6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago rhiannon subscriptionsformpb; It does sound like work......... You might want to keep an eye out on the RSS reader that Digg is putting together: http://www.digg.com/reader view
6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago HellcatM

I just imported my feeds to Thunderbird and so far it works well. I've also tried RSS Bandit which is ok if you want a separate program. Feedly is ok and I use it on my laptop. I'll see what the Digg reader will be like when it comes out.

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 1 week ago deuce2two

quiterss. portable. import feeds. sorting.

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 6 years 6 days ago zdub

I'm now a Feedly convert. Seamless migration from Reader, plus very flexible viewing options that can be set for individual feeds and folders. It has occasionally been unavailable (only displaying a blank page!) because of all of the additional users that they now have.

Folks should note that The Old Reader only receives feed updates about once/day, which is why I gave it a pass when checking out alternatives.

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 5 years 11 months ago Ken3

Include supported browser versions. At my workplace IE 8 can only be used. Some of these alternate readers do not support IE 8, only 9 or 10 (2 recent versions). Registered on some of these but none display correctly, so I had to cancel the account. Had used Bloglines in the past and it had a feature for user to retain certain feeds (like the Starred Items in Google Reader) but that feature no longer exists. Also, Bloglines uses Netvibes like a "back-end" - the two are very similar.

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 5 years 11 months ago rhiannon I understand your frustration. I run in to that issue in other places. :) With browser versions changing so rapidly it's not practical for me to list them. My suggestion is to check compatibility before signing up. view
56 Free Motion Comics Series Online 6 years 1 month ago mr6n8 February 14, 2013, new sites added and 1 dead link removed. I added the number of series to the title as I did not realize how big this section had gotten. All links should be working. If you find a site is not working, or is not as it should be, then please post here. If you know of a site or series to be added to this listing, please post here or contact me through the site. Thanks Steve view
56 Free Motion Comics Series Online 5 years 12 months ago mr6n8 March 27, 2013, 6 new series added, 1 dead link removed. All links here checked and working. I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments. If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments. If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8). Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting. Thanks Steve view
550,000 Historic News Clips Now Free On Youtube 3 years 8 months ago crosseyedlemon

Good history websites are hard to find so I'm glad to see these archives being made available. Some clips have no sound and others are too short to provide any meaningful historical context but there are still enough good segments to make this video library worthwhile.

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50 GB Of Free Online Storage 5 years 4 months ago gillop555

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50 GB Of Free Online Storage 5 years 2 months ago goutham

realy very good

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thanks

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50 GB Of Free Online Storage 3 years 5 months ago mrfingerz

The free version of A-Drive is being discontinued, users have until November 16th to either move to a premium plan or retrieve their files.

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 6 years 1 month ago Panzer VideoLectures.NET is an award-winning (best educational product of the decade award from UN and UNESCO) free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science: http://videolectures.net/ view
5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 6 years 1 week ago kerry2 Interesting site .. I hadn't seen that one before. view
5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 5 years 8 months ago KuriousG12

This has been very helpful. Thank you,

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 5 years 7 months ago JJames

As an alternative to youtube there's torch music ( http://music.torchbrowser.com/ ). It's a relatively new service that uses the youtube library, but it works better in that it doesn't have covers or spam stuff, and the adds don't break up the video flow. Totally free too.

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 5 years 4 months ago Juxxize I love You-tube it's full of varied videos lot's of different content but it seems google are trying to upset 90% of it's you tube users by forcing them to have a google plus pages , I can no longer comment on you tube videos until I accept the T&C's of having a google plus page which I don't even want , it's seems not enough people were using google plus so they decided to MAKE people use it ( not really the way to go ) view
5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 3 years 3 months ago usadoug

IMO it's unfair to list as a con what "spam" comments that nor YouTube or content providers have no reasonable control over. Spam was first used to refer to unsolicited email. By posting comments for public consumption or post original comments to the content one is in essence soliciting responses. Googles/youtubes attempt to encourage/force the use of real names on YouTube had the potential to move abuse from inside the web into the world where people actually live. A crank angered by a John Doe on the web is likely to harass every John Doe they can find a phone number for. Actually comment on YouTube are some of the most useful on the web, particularly since YouTube got rid of the character limit and allowed inserting of all URL'. Yea you have to ignore the stupid crap, but that's a small price to pay for free. tmy gmail account associated with YouTube isn't my primary email account. The only time a make point to visit my gmail account is when I'm expect something from the google help staff or from the google/YouTube forums. Generally I scroll through the mail and based on the subject mark expect email to be moved to a folder for reading, the remainder is block deleted. I rarely engage in YouTube comment peeing contests

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 3 years 3 months ago usadoug

One doesn't have to use Google+ to use you tube, why not setup G+? When using YouTube I given the choice to use my long time anonymous YouTube user name of my G+ name. In the event the ability to comment is so important to anyone they should decide to stop viewing YouTube content after telling the google/YouTube and the content providers of that decision, and carry through with that decision. Clearly YouTube's hope was to clean up comments by having comments associated with what are thought to be real names civility would ensue. Did take sever exchanges with someone at YouTube to discover how I could still use my long time YouTube user name at YouTube, not my G= associated name. Sometimes getting what you think is right takes effort, and patience. Yes policy can change tomorrow. I'm ready to be allowed to watch the videos without commenting, or walk away from YouTube, I doubt few others are ready to do so as well. Anyway not in enough numbers to influance policy.

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 3 years 3 months ago heytisha

Hi usadoug, thank you for the comment! You make a good point. I am the same way! rarely will I spend time actually reading comments. YouTube also allows the uploader to disable/remove comments. However I think sometimes comments can border on abusive and/or irrelevant to the video completely. And if something can be done to filter comments more, it should be done. Wouldn't you say? 

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 3 months 1 week ago Valentin Nedev

http://onevidtube.com/ is great one that support maximum size of 2 GB

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4D Compass - More Than Finding North 5 years 2 weeks ago rltidd27

For an Android app, the video link on how to calibrate was for an Iphone.

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4D Compass - More Than Finding North 5 years 2 weeks ago tamxir The procedure is the same for Android and iOS Tablets and Phones. I picked that video demo because it got straight to the point and was short. view
4D Compass - More Than Finding North 5 years 2 weeks ago mr6n8 I followed the video for my Android and it worked. No big deal, just make a figure eight with the phone. Thanks for this app. Steve view
4D Compass - More Than Finding North 5 years 1 week ago tamxir Glad you like it. I try to keep things interesting for everyone. view
4D Compass - More Than Finding North 10 months 4 days ago bernardz

Not there anymore in google play.

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40 Maps That Will Help You Understand Our World 5 years 6 months ago retlaw

Great site - thanks for passing on this tip.

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40 Maps That Will Help You Understand Our World 5 years 6 months ago terrawarra

Thanks rob.... nice find !

cheers

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40 Maps That Will Help You Understand Our World 5 years 6 months ago sicknero

Fascinating stuff, thanks for posting.

The coffee map (No.28) surprised me a bit, and the Chinese names for countries (No.39) are entertaining. Can't make out what they call Slovenia though, I'll have to look that up.

No.1, Google Street View, is nonsense :-) Our town is well within the marked area and we definitely don't have it.

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40 Maps That Will Help You Understand Our World 5 years 6 months ago Phylis Sophical

Well now, that was a really cool diversion! Thanks.

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40 Maps That Will Help You Understand Our World 5 years 6 months ago Sgluber

*thumbs up*

Thank you, rob! :-)

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40 Maps That Will Help You Understand Our World 5 years 6 months ago GGY

If you really love maps and world statistics then look no further than gapminder.org
The ways you can manipulate the data on a map or graph is inspiring, and you can make some very interesting or downright odd comparisons

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40 Maps That Will Help You Understand Our World 5 years 6 months ago mtasolgi

Thank you for free apps...

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 3 years 3 months ago Sgluber

WOW!

Thank you so much, rhiannon... and let's share one more Christmas time! :-)

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 3 years 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

"You will get a sentimental feeling....when you hear
Voices singing let's be jolly....
Deck the halls with boughs of holly"

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 3 years 3 months ago Catsup22

Excellent link and wonderful pictures!

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 3 years 3 months ago rhiannon

I'm happy you like them. :)

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 3 years 3 months ago rhiannon

Hear, hear. :)

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 3 years 3 months ago rhiannon Lovely idea. I've enjoyed your comments so much over time, I'm glad you're here. :) view
40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 3 years 3 months ago Sgluber

rhiannon,

the first thing I read today was your message. And your words made my day start better! :-)

Thank you from my heart! And rest assured that I appreciate very much your posts and all you share with us through the years.
*applause*
*thumbs up*
:-D

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 3 years 3 months ago rhiannon

Awwww, that's so nice of you to say.......... :)

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385,000 Windows Wallpapers And An Auto-Changer Program 3 years 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

I prefer creating my own wallpaper categories and searching for nice images to fit them. The personalization option in the confrol panel of Windows 7 allows any folder to be used for desktop backgrounds and the images chosen can be viewed as a screenshow at intervals ranging from 10 seconds to a day.

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385,000 Windows Wallpapers And An Auto-Changer Program 3 years 3 months ago Geert

AT LAST!
A wallpaper changer that starts up with Windows WITH the possibility to stop running after the wallpaper is changed.
And it's portable too. What else could you want more?
Thanks a lot for sharing.

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375,000 Free Images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art 2 years 1 month ago pvilan

Thanks Rhiannon.
Excelent!
Peter

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375,000 Free Images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art 2 years 1 month ago rhiannon

I'm delighted you like it! ☺

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375,000 Free Images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art 2 years 1 month ago jko

In similar vein:
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio

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375,000 Free Images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art 2 years 1 month ago rhiannon

Good source, thank you.

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360 Security 2 years 4 months ago kanatronic

Guys that is the third of fourth time I read the same online...the 360 has anti-theft capabilities, to lock, erase, and locate the phone, not sure what version are you evaluating...most of the others, use the same google locate for that....

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36 Places For Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Audiobooks Online 6 years 1 day ago mr6n8 March 25, 2013, 9 new sites added and 1 dead link removed (1 link fixed). All links here checked and working. I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments. If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments. If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8). Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting. Thanks Steve view
36 Places For Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Audiobooks Online 3 years 4 months ago lindacbugg

Great list--thanks for all the links. I would add this series of speculative fiction which is mostly classic science fiction by early greats in the genre. Can be listened to again & again. You can find it over at the internet archive. It's called "Mind Webs" a radio series out of WHA radio in Madison WI.

https://archive.org/details/MindWebs_201410

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32-bit and 64-bit explained 5 years 11 months ago exus69

Excellent article :) I think there's a small mistake in the following para. Please correct me if I am wrong. The original is as follows:

"One important point that is made in that article is that it is not possible to install a 32-bit device driver on a 64-bit operating system. This is because device drivers run in parallel to the operating system. The emulation is done at the operating system level so it is available to the higher layer, the application, but it is not available to the device driver which runs on the same level."

The corrected one, which I think should be is as follows:

"One important point that is made in that article is that it is not possible to install a 32-bit device driver on a 64-bit operating system. This is because device drivers run in parallel to the operating system. The emulation is done at the application program level so it is available to the higher layer, the application, but it is not available to the device driver which runs on the same level."

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32-bit and 64-bit explained 5 years 11 months ago Remah "The emulation is done at the operating system level" not at "the application program level". This is because the emulator has to intercept operating system calls. If the emulator were an application program then it would not normally have sufficient privilege to interfere with the operating system or to supervise other application programs. view
32-bit and 64-bit explained 4 years 8 months ago Remah This article has been updated with more examples of how to find out if software is 32-bit or 64-bit. Screenshots have been added for Task Manager and Process Explorer. Remah - Article Editor view
32-bit and 64-bit explained 4 years 5 months ago Naveen D

Nicely explained

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32-bit and 64-bit explained 4 years 3 months ago Remah PEStudio has been added as a method to find out whether a program is 32-bit or 64-bit. Remah - category editor view
32-bit and 64-bit explained 4 years 3 months ago firstbateyboy

I have been given a PC and I want to determine if its 64bit and therefore what OS to purchase. I prefer 64-bit but dont know if this machine is capable.

How do I determine that the hardware is 64 bit capable when there is no operating system installed?

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32-bit and 64-bit explained 3 years 11 months ago Remah

Yes, it is hard to find an article that shows you how to find out what processor is installed when you don't have an operating system loaded to start the computer.

If you know the name of the processor (CPU) in your computer then you can find out if it is 64-bit by searching online. Most new CPUs are at least 64-bit.

Here is an example using an 8 year-old "Intel Core 2 Duo T7500". I've provided links to the relevant Wikipedia articles: Intel is the manufacturer and the article has links to each generation and brand of CPUs. Core 2 is the brand of processor. The article says "Core 2 is a brand encompassing a range of Intel's consumer 64-bit x86-64 single-, dual-, and quad-core microprocessors based on the Core microarchitecture." Duo means the CPU has two or dual cores. T7500 is the model or processor number. Intel has its own ARK search tool which provides this T7500 specification sheet where is says the "Instruction set" is 64-bit.

Other processors can also be found on Wikipedia or at the manufacturer's website: AMD processors at amd.com VIA processors at via.com

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32-bit and 64-bit explained 3 years 10 months ago stephandurney

Earlier i replaced the hard drive on my Windows 7, 64-bit HP. The tech department at work installed a 32-bit version of windows 7 professional. When the upgrade to windows 10 occurs, and since it is apparently occurring through windows update, will it automatically install the 32-bit version or will I have an option to install the 64-bit version? I wasn't able to find this answer in my brief search. Thank you in advance!

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32-bit and 64-bit explained 3 years 10 months ago Remah

I can't be definitive but it will almost certainly work the same way it does for earlier Windows releases as with 32-bit Windows upgrade to 64-bit Windows 8. The upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit cannot be done using the Upgrade Advisor or any other automatic method. It has to be done manually with a clean install.

To upgrade to Windows 8 it was more expensive to go from 32-bit to 64-bit because the cheapest upgrade path was using the default upgrade from 32-bit to 32-bit. If Windows upgrades from 7 and 8 to 10 are free then there may be no difference.

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32-bit and 64-bit explained 3 years 10 months ago MrBrian

Possible mistake: The reference to "WOW32" could perhaps be "WOW64"

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32-bit and 64-bit explained 3 years 10 months ago Remah

Well spotted. Now corrected. That mistake had been there for years. :)

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32-bit and 64-bit explained 1 year 9 months ago Remah

This article has been updated to reflect some of the changes in the last decade and now includes memory limits for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

Remah
Editor of this article

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31 Awesome Halloween Wallpapers 3 years 5 months ago crosseyedlemon

An excellent collection of Halloween wallpapers. I was thinking of using an image of Donald Trump....but that's just too scary.

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31 Awesome Halloween Wallpapers 3 years 4 months ago Alan Wade

An excellant collection rhiannon

thanks
Alan

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31 Awesome Halloween Wallpapers 3 years 4 months ago Sgluber

OMG... I'm scared! :-O X-D

*thumbs up* to rhiannon! :-)

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