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32-bit versus 64-bit

Step into the future with Samco!

Start using a 64-bit version of Windows to get the most of out of upcoming Samco Power Accounting releases.

Samco Software is upgrading its Power Accounting releases to take advantage of the latest in technology, 64-bit processing.

What does this mean?

If you are using Microsoft Windows computers, and they are not the 64-bit version, some of the latest features may not be available to you.  However, in most cases an upgrade is easy and may not require new hardware.

What is 64-bit processing?

There major differences between 32-bit and 64-bit computer systems

  • Memory capacity: 64-bit computer systems can use over 4GB of memory, this is beneficial when you are doing a lot of calculations or
  • Compatibility:  32-bit computers cannot run 64-bit applications.  Taking advantage of higher memory capacity requires the use of 64-bit applications which require 64-bit computers.  In the future all computers will eventually use 64-bit processing.

You can find out more through Microsoft's information website:


Is my computer running the 64-bit version?

To find out if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, do the following:

  1. Open System by clicking the Start button  right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.
  2. Under System, you can view the system type.

If your computer is running Windows XP, do the following:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

  • If you don’t see "x64 Edition" listed, then you're running the 32-bit version of Windows XP.
  • If "x64 Edition" is listed under System, you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP.

Microsoft Windows End of Support Announcements

The recent 'end of support' announcements from Microsoft are another good reason to move to a new, 64-bit system.

To learn more about Windows XP End of Support visit Microsoft's site.


Microsoft has also announced Windows Server 2003 as the next candidate for end of support, ending early next year.  You can find more information about its life-cycle here: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Windows+Server+2003+R2

Linux and Thin Client users are OK. 

If you're running a Linux server, or a Thin Client from Samco Software, then you have nothing to worry about.  All of our recent improvements will function without a problem.

Want more information about upgrading?

There are several options to move to 64-bit systems and take advantage of the improvements.

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