Microsoft is no longer supporting and offering 32-bit versions of Windows 10. Beginning with Windows 10 version 2004, available to OEMs and developers, the company is no longer offering a 32-bit version of the OS to OEMs for new PCs.

If you have a computer running the 32-bit version of Windows 10, you can switch to the 64-bit version as long as you have a compatible processor.

With an increase in the availability of 64-bit processors and demand of Windows 10 64-bit version, Microsoft is beginning to phase out 32-bit support for future devices. In an update to minimum hardware requirements, Microsoft revealed that it won’t offer Windows 10 May 2020 Update to OEMs for their 32-bit machines.

“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,” the company noted on the Minimum Hardware Requirements documentation. Windows 10 May 2020 Update could potentially be the first step in ridding us of 32-bit operating systems and apps. Microsoft says that it will still support users with the 32-bit version of the OS and both security and feature updates will be delivered on 32-bit systems. The rollout schedule aligns with a rumor which suggests that Windows 10 version 2004 will arrive on May 28.