Windows: Determining 32-bit or 64-bit

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General Information

This information has to do with the way the computer processes information in the CPU.  64-bit can handle large amounts of RAM more effectively.  To determine whether you are using a 32-bit or a 64-bit Operating System, follow the steps below.

Determine 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System 

1. Click the Start button.

start button

2. Select This PC from the start menu.

this PC button in the start menu

3. Click the Properties button in the top left corner of the screen.

this pc properties button

4. Check your system to see if it is 32-bit or 64-bit.

  • If your Operating System is 32-bit:

    • Then to the right of System Type: You will see 32-bit Operating System.

  • If your Operating System is 64-bit:

    • Then to the right of System Type: You will see 64-bit Operating System.

this PC properties screen


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6/7/2021 10:22:31 AM