Microsoft will no longer supply 32-bit versions of its operating system to OEMs for new builds, reports Techpoint. The move will see Microsoft transition Windows 10 to be a 64-bit only product.
Users will no longer be able to buy a new PC running a 32-bit version of Windows 10. Microsoft will instead only supply OEMs with 64-bit builds of its operating system for distribution on new computers.
However, existing users who are currently running a 32-bit version of Windows 10 as Microsoft will not be affected and will keep receiving security and feature updates. Additionally, Microsoft will reportedly still make 32-bit versions of the OS available in non-OEM channels to support various upgrade scenarios.
The next major Windows 10 update which is due in late May will be coming with more changes for PC makers concerning the versions of software they can offer but what’s for sure is that Microsoft will drop support for the 32-bit version of the operating system on the OEM side.