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.

Solutions

Determine the bit count of Windows 10

1. Perform a right click on the "This PC" icon located on your desktop and click on Properties.

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Note: If you don't have this icon on your desktop click in the Search Box that is located in the bottom-left corner of the screen and type "This PC". The icon should appear at the top of the search results. Right click it and select Properties.

2. Under System, next to System Type, you'll find what type of computer you have. For example, in the image given below the System type is 64-bit. On a 32-bit computer the System type would be displayed as 32-bit Operating System.
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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