Updated July 3, , What does bit even mean? In the context of discussions about bit and bit personal computers the XX-bit format refers to the width of the CPU register. The register is a small amount of storage where the CPU keeps whatever data it needs to access quickly for optimal computer performance. The bit designation refers to the width of the register. A bit register can hold more data than a bit register, which in turn holds more than bit and 8-bit registers.
I have a question; right now I'm running Windows 7 bit, but I want to upgrade to Windows 10 bit and still maintain my free license for Windows How can I upgrade from Windows 7 bit to Windows 10 bit? You can only upgrade to Windows 10 using the same architecture -- for example, from Windows 7 bit to Windows 10 bit. In other words, you cannot do an in-place upgrade from bit Windows to bit Windows and maintain all your installed programs, plus a Windows 10 license. It is, however, possible to 'upgrade' to Windows 10 bit if and only if you perform the in-place upgrade from Windows bit to Windows 10 bit, first.