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64 bit Windows / Hardware question

Feb 21, 2016 11:09AM PST

Just a simple question: I'm buying a new computer, and wanted to know if the computer needs to have 64 bit hardware, in order to run, even if it is a Windows 64bit software version . . . Windows 64 bit won't install if the computer's hardware is not suitable, right? Here is the specs of the computer I want to buy:
This Certified Refurbished product is tested & certified to look and work like new by a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher. The product includes accessories, and is backed by a 1 year warranty.
Intel Core i5-2520M 2.5GHz Processor
4GB DDR3 - 320GB SATA Hard Drive
Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit)

thank you.

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It's more about the driver
Feb 21, 2016 11:35AM PST

A windows 64 bit system needs hardware for which 64 bit drivers are available.

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Don't want to disappoint you but...
Feb 21, 2016 12:31PM PST

refurbished is not NEW, so that you are aware. This is a 64bits computer but I don't understand your concern. I would say "don't worry about it".

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(NT) Thank you Oldartq and Steven . . .
Feb 21, 2016 1:13PM PST

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