Although there was news a long time ago that Microsoft might stop supporting 32-bit architectures/operating systems until now Microsoft had no real action on 32-bit architectures.
According to Microsoft’s official document, the company hopes to end the 32-bit new PC this year, of course, this will not affect the normal consumer to continue to use the 32-bit version.
In short, the newly launched computers including desktops and laptops must use 64-bit processors, otherwise, the latest version of Windows 10 will not be pre-installed.
Starting from Windows 10 Version 2004, Microsoft no longer provides 32-bit versions to OEM manufacturers, which means that manufacturers must use 64-bit architecture.
A processor with a 64-bit architecture will be pre-installed with a Windows 10 64-bit version. If you continue to use a 32-bit processor, you will no longer be able to pre-install a Windows 10 system.
Of course, this is a requirement for OEM manufacturers, which means that from now on, the new Windows desktop or laptop can only be the 64-bit version.
Although it is impossible to stop supporting the 32-bit version in the short term, this is a good start. It is expected that 32-bit PCs will completely fade out of our vision in the next few years.
Users who still use the old device do not need to worry, because Microsoft will continue to release the 32-bit version of Windows 10 2004 and subsequent versions step by step.
Users can still download and install the 32-bit version of the image file through Microsoft. In the short term (within a few years), Microsoft will continue to release the 32-bit version of the system.
So as long as users need it, they can still use the operating system of the old architecture. Microsoft will stop supporting these old devices until they gradually withdraw from the historical stage.