Windows - Determine the system type you are using: 32 or 64 bit ?

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Method 1(command line)

  • Click on Start > Run
  • Enter the following command:
    •  winver 
  • Under Vista and 7: Run as Administrator
  • OK

Look in the banner at the top of the window. If nothing is mentioned, then your system type is 32 bit.

Method 2

  • Right click on "Computer" > "Properties"
  • In the window that opens, it should be mentioned if it is a 32 or 64 bit system.
  • If nothing is mentioned, then (in most cases) it is a 32 bit version of Windows.

Method 3 (Vista and 7)

  • Click the Start button> Control Panel > System > Maintenance > System
  • Under System tab, you will find system type: 32 or 64 bit.

Method 4 (Windows 8)

  • Open the Charm Bar (Windows + C)
  • Go to Settings > PC info
  • The "System Type" will be indicated in the "System" section:

Method 4

  • Go to C:\
  • The presence of the below folder implies that it's a 64 bit system:
    • C:\Program Files(x86)
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