Re: What are 32 and 64 bit?, was Is jaws the same on 32 and 64 bit?

John ESherrer

The difference between 32 and 64 bit is that the machine code, which is the
programming code that actually reaches the processor can take program
statement 64 bits long, that is a 0 or 1 since the code is in binary.
This also means that 64 separate lines run through out the computer mother
board, and to some devices outside the mother board, running much faster
than when yyou had 32 lines.
Sometimes 32 bit code can take more than one line that feeds into the
processor to instruct the processor, the 64 bit may have only one line for
that statement.
Machine code is fun to write, but you have to do everything for that task,
even place the memory.
Most people use Assemblers that do the memory and allow numonics in stead of

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Roger Loran Bailey
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 12:33 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: What are 32 and 64 bit?, was Re: Is jaws the same on 32 and 64 bit?

Back in November my computer went toes up and I had to buy another one.
Before that I do not recall discussion of 32 versus 64 bit on these
technical support lists. For one thing that means that I bought a
computer without knowing whether it was 32 or 64 bit and without knowing
that there was such a thing. Since November the question of 32 versus 64
bit this and that have been an extremely frequent subject. The icon I
use to open my browser is labeled Internet Explorer 9 64 bit. Does this
mean that my computer is 64 bit or does that only refer to the browser.
If it is the latter then how do I find out how many bits my computer is?
Then, what does this 32 and 64 bit stuff mean anyway and what difference
does it make to me whether my computer or something on my computer is
one or the other anyway?

On 2/20/2012 12:18 PM, Nickus de Vos wrote:
Hi all
I'm currently running windows 7 ultimate 32 bit, office 2010 and jaws
13. I want to go over to a 64 bit system but just want to find out if
there's anything in jaws which doesn't work or which acts differently?
In theory it should work exactly the same but you never know and I
don't want any nasty surprises.

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