Determining if your computer is 64-bit or 32-bit

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Determining if your computer is 64-bit or 32-bit

Hey there! Before you install any software on your computer, it's a good idea to find out what bit count version of Microsoft Windows is installed on your PC, either 32-bit or 64-bit. Knowing the bit count version of your operating system helps you determine what software will work with your computer.

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Determine the bit count of Windows 7/Vista

1. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

2. Under System, next to System type, the operating system appears as follows:

  • 64-bit Operating System

  • 32-bit Operating System

Determine the bit count of Windows XP

1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

2. In the General tab, under System, the operating system appears as follows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version (64-bit operating system), followed by the year

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version (32-bit operating system), followed by the year



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Last updated: 06-19-2014
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