How do I know if I have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows?

It’s easy to check in Windows. Just follow these directions from the Microsoft Windows site:

To find out if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, do the following:

  1. Open System by clicking the Start button, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties
  2. Under System, you can view the system type.

If your computer is running Windows XP, do the following:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. If you don't see "x64 Edition" listed, then you're running the 32-bit version of Windows XP.
  4. If "x64 Edition" is listed under System, you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP.


Important to note, if you are running Windows 10 on your computer then you have a 64-bit version of Windows because Windows 10 can only run on a 64-bit machine. To learn more about Windows 10, please CLICK HERE.


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