How to find out whether you are running a 32-bit or a 64-bit edition of Windows


By running msinfo32 in Windows XP:
Click on Start-Run and type:
msinfo32.exe
In System Information, review the value for System Type

source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218

Pasted from the link above:

“You must know which kind of processor platform (x86-based, x64-based, or Itanium-based) that you have. Most users have x86-based processors. If you are not sure which kind of processor platform you have, install the x86-based update on the computer.

To learn which version of Windows that you are running, or to learn whether it is a 32-bit version or 64-bit version, open System Information (Msinfo32.exe). Then, review the value that is listed for System Type. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run, or click Start Search.
Type msinfo32.exe, and then press ENTER.
In System Information, review the value for System Type.
For 32-bit editions of Windows, the System Type value is x86-based PC.
For 64-bit editions of Windows, the System Type value is x64-based PC”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: