Install Windows 10 32 bit in UEFI mode

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by sungerbob, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. sungerbob

    sungerbob MDL Novice

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    Hey,
    I have Windows 8 tablet pc has 2 gigs of ram, only supports uefi mode. I can't even boot up windows 10 32bit on this tablet due uefi limitation. I tried everything as I can, even managed to install windows 7 uefi gop mode without legacy support. But can't install 32 bit windows :(
    I have 32bit linux distro on tablet, it's pretty well compared to 64bit edition.
    I want to install 32 bit windows on it, any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
     
  2. sungerbob

    sungerbob MDL Novice

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    Hi, thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it :)
    It comes with windows8.1, yeah I create bootable devices with fat32 else It doesn't boot anything. Also I can install 7-8-10 x64 versions with UEFI.
    I'm just seeking any solution for booting windows 10 32 bit, chainload or something else :/
     
  3. sungerbob

    sungerbob MDL Novice

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    64 bit :( It doesn't have csm.
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Why do you want 32bit installed if it runs 64bit?
     
  5. sungerbob

    sungerbob MDL Novice

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    #8 sungerbob, Mar 30, 2019
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    I'm curious about performance, it have 2 gigs of ram, celeron cpu and so slow on x64 windows version. I tried with linux distros, it's pretty well compared to 64bit edition.
     
  6. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Unlikely to make much/any difference, I have a laptop with similar specs and it runs 32bit and 64bit the same, actually sometimes wonder if 64bit is slightly quicker but likely placebo

    Machines with such low specs aren't going to turn into beasts whatever you do to tweak them
     
  7. °ツ

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    Doesn't 64 bit version of Windows use more ram? So if you have less then 4 GB it is wise to install 32 bit.
    From my own experience 32 bit is less laggy on PC's with up to 4 GB ram.

    You can run 32 bit OS in UEFI mode if your firmware supports it, or you could modify it to add support I guess.
     
  8. KNARZ

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    The UEFI is architecture bound. If you want UEFI 32 Bit you need a 32 Bios.
    E.g. some kind of NUC / IoT from Intel supports both but you have to flash the architecture matching bios.
     
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  9. sungerbob

    sungerbob MDL Novice

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    Hi, thanks for the reply :)
    But I can install 32 bit linux distro :(
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    For x86 UEFI install, the system needs to support it, many tablets (mine is asus t100ta) do support x86 uefi.

    The mixed architecture MCT iso doesn't support it, but the single x86 iso does, the alternative multi-arch iso made by @abbodi1406 his mult-arch iso cmd als supports it.
     
  11. Enthousiast

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    Working fine, my wife uses it to play multiple store games, and she never complains about the speed or response time.
     
  12. s1ave77

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    Assuming the page file is generated on the eMMC it shouldn't freeze like on a machine with HDD, still i doubt one can call it fast once a modern browser is started :D.
     
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  13. Enthousiast

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    It runs the QT a bit slower then on a system with more resources, but i can honestly say it's not slow for normal use (simple gaming, browsing, etcetc..).
     
  14. sungerbob

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    Hi, thanks for reply :)
    My tablet don't support x86 UEFI also doesn't have cms :/ Maybe can I chainload from grub or something? Also can I link for that at least I want to try my luck.
     
  15. sungerbob

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    I got 250mb ram used on 32bit, 600mb ram used on 64bit linux distro.
     
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