How To Find Out If You Are Using A 32-bit Or 64-bit Version Of Windows


If you are wondering if your computer is running on a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows, then this article should provide an answer. As a side not, it is recommended that the bit count of your computer should match the bit count of the Windows OS your are running.

For Windows Vista:

1. Go to Start, go to the Start Search field and type “system“.
2. From the Programs list, click “system“.
3. Under System->System Type, there should be information about the Operating System version you are using.

For Windows XP:

1. Go to Start->Run.
2. Type “sysdm.cpl“. Press OK.
3. Under the General Tab, under “System“, if “Windows XP Professional x64 Edition” is displayed, you are running the 64-bit version. If the x64 is not there, you are using the 32-bit version.

For Windows Server 2003:

1. Go to Start->Run and type “sysdm.cpl“. Press OK.
2. IN the General tab, “Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition” should appear if you are using the 64-bit version. If the x64 is cut off, you are using the 32-bit version.

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