Instructions to check whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows operating system

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Windows 7

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Windows Vista

Instructions Only

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

  1. Click the Start button
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click System and Maintenance
  4. Then Click System.
  • Under System, you can view the ‘System Type’.



Instructions With Images

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

1) Click the Start button Startbutton.png

2) Click Control Panel

XP ControlP.png OR Vista ControlP.png

3) Click System and Maintenance

Vistasystem main.png OR Xp system main.png

4) Then Click System. Xp system main.png

  • Under System, you can view the system type.

System type.png