Determining Whether Your Computer Has a 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System

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This KB Article References: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
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Last Updated: August 11, 2020
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Checking on a Windows 7 or Windows Vista Computer:

  • Go to Start Menu
  • Right click on Computer
  • Click on Properties
  • Look under System and System type

Checking on a Windows XP Machine:

  • Right click on My Computer
  • Click on Properties
  • Look under System. If you are using a 64-bit operating system, it will say x64. If there is no number listed, then you are using a 32-bit system.

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