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From Minimum hardware requirements | Microsoft Docs:
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* Beginning with Windows 10, version 2004, all new Windows 10 systems will be required to use 64-bit builds and Microsoft will no longer release 32-bit builds for OEM distribution. This does not impact 32-bit customer systems that are manufactured with earlier versions of Windows 10; Microsoft remains committed to providing feature and security updates on these devices, including continued 32-bit media availability in non-OEM channels to support various upgrade installation scenarios. (bold added)

However, it appears that over the years purchase of 32-bit devices has been overtaken by 64-bit. via Bleeping computer:  RIP: Microsoft to drop support for Windows 10 on 32-bit systems"
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Microsoft does not offer statistics on the number of devices continuing to use Windows 10 32-bit, but the Steam Hardware & Software Survey: April 2020 shows that it is in limited use.

According to Steam's hardware survey, only 0.20% use Windows 10 32-bit while 86.08% use Windows 10 64-bit.

Windows 10, version 2004 is rumored to be released the last week of May, likely the 26th - 28th.


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Re: Microsoft to Drop Support on New 32-bit/x86 Windows 10 Devices
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 09:29:08 PM »

Windows 10, version 2004 is rumored to be released the last week of May, likely the 26th - 28th.

It wouldn’t do to release the May 2020 Update in June  8)
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Re: Microsoft to Drop Support on New 32-bit/x86 Windows 10 Devices
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 01:00:48 AM »
So true, win73.  :)


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Re: Microsoft to Drop Support on New 32-bit/x86 Windows 10 Devices
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 05:59:17 PM »
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Re: Microsoft to Drop Support on New 32-bit/x86 Windows 10 Devices
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 07:04:47 PM »
There is a nice write-up on the new features at BC, Windows 10 May 2020 Update released, Here are the new features.

For those anxious to move to the latest release, I suggest you review the Know Issues for information on issues that are still being worked on. 


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Re: Microsoft to Drop Support on New 32-bit/x86 Windows 10 Devices
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2020, 12:44:05 AM »
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Windows 10, version 2004 is rumored to be released the last week of May, likely the 26th - 28th.
Yes I seen it last night waiting to be downloaded but I''m gonna wait. I may even make a clean install.. Haven;t decided yet.

Anyone took the plunge yet?

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Re: Microsoft to Drop Support on New 32-bit/x86 Windows 10 Devices
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2020, 01:00:29 AM »
Hmm I went back to edit and I recon theres a time limit on that. Oh well no biggie.  ;)
Good info below too!
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/260157-how-to-get-the-windows-10-may-2020-update-version-2004/?do=findComment&comment=1384489