Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 10 32-bit (for new PCs)

Microsoft has been shipping 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows for almost twenty years. But starting with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the company will no longer offer 32-bit builds to PC makers.

That means if you already have a Windows 10 computer running a 32-bit version of the operating system you’ll be able to install updates without any problem. And you may even be able to purchase Windows 10 32-bit software and do a clean install.

But from here on out, any new computers you buy with the latest version of Windows pre-installed will likely come with 64-bit builds…

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