Although, indeed, we’re on a time where 64-bit hardware are dominating the market that being on hardware running Windows 8 or Windows 7, it’s highly unlikely Microsoft will take this road so soon. Axing a software architecture, like x86 (32-bit), it is not a simple as flipping a switch, there are tons of variables that come into place. For example, letting Windows 9 run only on 64-bit and 128-bit processors will force users to upgrade their hardware and this is not an ideal solution to boost PC sales. Also Windows 9 is an operating system focus on enterprise customers and enterprises thousands even millions of PCs running the 32-bit version of Windows. Removing support for 32-bit hardware on Windows 9 goes against everything Microsoft is trying to do. Additionally, the software giant is improving its operating system to work with very low-profile hardware, event with 1GB of RAM. So, it’s highly unlikely, Microsoft will not release a 32-bit version of Windows 9. Even though, it’s not been confirmed, Microsoft is planning to make Windows 9 a free update for all major releases, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.x. And there still plenty PCs running the 32-bit version of Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7; heck even with Windows 8. On a market where PC sales are in a record low, Microsoft could boost Windows 9 adoption on current hardware and not just on new PCs or 64-bit and 128-bit computers. Do you think Microsoft won’t release a 32-bit version of Windows 9? All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.