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Beginning with Windows 10 May 2020 Update, all new systems will be able to run 64-bit Windows 10 only



Microsoft is reportedly to release Windows 10 May 2020 Update on 28 May 2020. While the build is already available to developers on MSDN, Microsoft now updated the minimum processor requirements for installing Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

 

The company also announced the phase-out 32-bit support for Windows 10. That means the company is no longer offering a 32-bit version of the OS to OEMs.

 

Beginning with Windows 10 May 2020 Update, all new systems will be able to run 64-bit Windows 10 only

 

Microsoft, in a support document, announced that the company is no longer offering any 32-bit version of Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version: 2004) to the OEM partners. As all new systems now comes with 64-bit processors, having absolutely no demand for 32-bit systems, Microsoft now moves one step forward to phase-out the need to provide a 32-bit version of their operating system.

 

This decision won't impact users already having a 32-bit system. Though the new version of Windows 10 32-bit OEM distribution won't be available anymore, but the company will still sale and provide support via other channels. You can still grab 32-bit Windows 10 May 2020 Update via Retail distribution.

 

According to Microsoft, in a recent minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 systems:

Beginning with Windows 10, version 2004, all new Windows 10 systems will be required to use 64-bit builds and Microsoft will no longer release 32-bit builds for OEM distribution. This does not impact 32-bit customer systems that are manufactured with earlier versions of Windows 10; Microsoft remains committed to providing feature and security updates on these devices, including continued 32-bit media availability in non-OEM channels to support various upgrade installation scenarios.

 

 


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