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Thinkpad 8 UEFI/BIOS 32-bit to 64-bit

2020-06-29, 17:16 PM

With Windows now being exclusive to 64-bit from 2020 May update (more details: https://www.techradar.com/news/death-of-windows-10-32-bit-may-be-looming-as-microsoft-ends-support-for-new-pcs), is there any way to upgrade the UEFI/BIOS from 32-bit to 64-bit? Devices are old enough that Lenovo should allow to flip the switch in the UEFI/BIOS to enable 64-bit OS Install

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Re:Thinkpad 8 UEFI/BIOS 32-bit to 64-bit

2020-08-24, 18:20 PM

The 2004 is not available anymore for OEM selling NEW products.

But should be available as update for EXISTING devices.

 

However, on my TP 8 32 bits, I still haven't received it per Windows Update.  Did you?

 

It is very unlikely that an upgrade to 64bits UEFI become once available. Lenovo made this technical decision based on the only 2 GB RAM from the beginning.

 

2 GB is already the limited factor in the daily experience using the TP8 with Windows 32 bits.

The x64 OS is likely to consume more RAM than the 32 bits one so would not be much comfortable to use.

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