question FAQ ID # 174
32-bit or 64-bit
Last Update : 2013/04/03

Question / Issue
How can I tell if my computer is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows?

Answer / Solution

To find out if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows

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

If your computer is running Windows XP:

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

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