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Will 32 bit processing continue for 2018? When will 64 bit processing become the requirement?

johnoc
Level 3

Current issues with 32 bit processing? Will these be corrected for this tax season? How soon?

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IRonMaN
Level 15

I think 32 bit will be dead for next year’s software.  They are still fighting fires on it for the current year.

Armpit sniffer. Yup, checked out the help wanted ads and found the job. With my nose, how can I go wrong?

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IRonMaN
Level 15

I think 32 bit will be dead for next year’s software.  They are still fighting fires on it for the current year.

Armpit sniffer. Yup, checked out the help wanted ads and found the job. With my nose, how can I go wrong?

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Just-Lisa-Now-
Level 15
Level 15

Yes, I saw one of the PS articles that said for 2019 taxes 32bit will no longer be supported


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Happy-Tax
Level 4

I did some light research this weekend and found some semi-good news. My desktop is running the 32-bit version of Windows 10, but the computer is actually a 64-bit machine. I found this by going to Control Panel > System, and the System Type reads "32-bit Operating System, x64-based processor." I googled that phrase and found that it means that I'm running a 32-bit version of Windows on a machine that's capable of running the 64-bit version.

It turns out that when Microsoft upgraded my Win 7 to Win 10, it provided me with the 32-bit version of Win 10. However, I can now upgrade to the 64-bit version of Win 10 for free, although it's a time-consuming process because I have to do a clean install of Win 10 64-bit. This means that I may lose some stuff and some drivers will undoubtedly require updates. But at least I don't have to buy a new computer.

I'll try this project once tax season is over and will post to let others know what to expect.

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