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How to Check if My System is 32-bit or 64-bit

How to Check if My System is 32-bit or 64-bit?

Windows 8:

   1. Open the sidebar menu and click settings.
   2. Open Control Panel and look in the top right.
         a. If it says Sort by: Categories, click System and Security and then System.
         b. If it says Sort by: Large/Small Icons, Click System.
 
Windows 7:

Method 1
  • Click Start, then click on the Search field.
  • Type msinfo32.exe and then press Enter key.
  • In System Information, review the value for the System Type item:
    • For 32-bit editions of Windows, the value of the System Type item is x86-based PC.
    • For 64-bit editions of Windows, the value of the System Type item is x64-based PC.
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Method 2
  • On your keyboard press Start key andPause at the same time to open System window in Control Panel.
  • Read the system type: "32-bit Operating System" and "64-bit Operating System" will tell you which you have.
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Windows Vista:

Method 1
  • Click Start, then click on Run or Start Search.
  • Type msinfo32.exe and then press Enter key.
  • In System Information, review the value for the System Type item:
    • For 32-bit editions of Windows, the value of the System Type item is x86-based PC.
    • For 64-bit editions of Windows, the value of the System Type item is x64-based PC.
Method 2
  • Click Start, type system in the Start Search box, and then click System in the Programs list.
  • The operating system appears as follows:
    • For a64-bit version operating system: 64-bit Operating System appears for the “System type” under “System”.
    • For a32-bit version operating system: 32-bit Operating System appears for the “System type” under “System”.
Method 3
  • Click Start, type system in the Start Search box, and then click System Information in the Programs list.
  • The operating system appears as follows:
    • For a 64-bit version operating system: x64-based PC appears for the “System type” under “Item”.
    • For a 32-bit version operating system: x86-based PC appears for the “System type” under “Item”.
 
Windows XP Professional

Method 1
  • Click Start, then click onRun or Start Search.
  • Type msinfo32.exe and then press Enter key.
  • In “ystem Information, review the value for the System Type item:
    • For32-bit editions of Windows, the value of the System Type item is x86-based PC.
    • For64-bit editions of Windows, the value of the System Type item is x64-based PC.
Method 2
  • Click Start, then click on Run orStart Search.
  • Type msinfo32.exe and then press Enter key.
  • In System Information, review the value for the System Type item:
    • For 32-bit editions of Windows, the value of the System Type item is x86-based PC.
    • For 64-bit editions of Windows, the value of the System Type item is x64-based PC.
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  • Click Start, click Run, type winmsd.exe, and then click OK.
  • In the details pane, locate Processor under Item. Note the value.
    • If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with x86, the computer is running a 32-bit version of the Windows operating system.
    • If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with ia64 or AMD 64, the computer is running a 64-bit version of the Windows operating system.
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 Last modified at 9/10/2014 9:17 AM by Varvorines, Drake