Over the years, operating systems have slowly emerged from simple command-line interfaces to fully robust graphical user interfaces, from the early iterations of DOS to, most recently, Windows 7. Aside from the graphic changes, so also has been how these different operating systems function with regards to system memory, typically referred to as Random Access Memory (RAM). Most Windows-based operating systems are transitioning from 32-bit architecture to 64- bit architecture. These operating systems have also been released as different products: Windows 7 being the successor to Windows XP. This also affects ProVision and WinScan, the communication software used by PMI recorders. This white paper is a brief overview of the differences between 32 and 64 bit versions of windows, how Power Monitors software operates with each, and how some settings in this software differs between Windows XP and Windows 7.
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