Originally posted by: olonibua
pls i need solution to a problem.if u check on a pc system property,they will tell u its a 32-bit or 64bit operating system.the question now is; are they refering to the system(hard drive) itself or they are refering to the operating system of the pc.thanks
You've already answered your own question! The operating system can be 32 bit or 64 bit. The hardware may also be 32 or 64 bit, and it's quite possible to run a 32 bit OS on 64 bit hardware.
The hard drive doesn't care either way - it's just a big disk on which you can store stuff. It's primarily the processor that determines whether the hardware is 32 or 64 bit.
S P Barker BSc PhD MIET