Let's see how to know the bits of your computer, in order to discover if your computer is 32 or 64 bits. Today, computers are based on architectures 32 or 64 bits, both its processor and its operating system, usually Windows. And every time you have to install an application or a new operating system, you find yourself with two versions, one 32 bit and one 64 bit; So much so, that installing the version of an app, program or other software or hardware that corresponds to the architecture of your PC is of vital importance for full compatibility and superior performance. But how can you tell if your computer is 32 or 64 bits? Below we teach you how to know if you computer is it 32 or 64 bits through your OS.
How to know if my computer is 32 or 64 bits
Index of contents
- How to know my computer is 32 or 64 bits in Windows 10/8/7
- How to know my computer is 32 or 64 bits in Linux
- How to know my computer is 32 or 64 bits on Mac
Before starting with the different tutorials, it should be noted that as a general rule the applications, programs and operating systems of 32-bit are compatible with 64-bit processors and computers; although we can also find cases in which they are not compatible. And the opposite happens from 64 bits to 32 bits. Therefore, it is recommended know how to identify if our computer is 32 or 64 bits to decide the appropriate version in each case.
We start with the most popular operating system, Windows; Follow the steps below to find out if your computer is 32 or 64 bit:
- Click on the icon start of Windows 10.
- Start writing “About your PC” without the quotes so that said option appears at the top of the menu.
- Click on About your PC.
- A window will open with general information about your computer.
- In section Type of system The architecture of your processor and your operating system will be detailed (x32 either x64).
For versions older than Windows 10 such as Windows 8 either Windows 7 you can right click on the icon My PC and select the option Propertys. An information window for your PC will appear, very similar to that of Windows 10, in which the section will also appear. Type of system with details about your processor and your operating system.
In operating systems based on GNU/Linux All you need to do is go to the System configuration; You can access this section by searching for that name in your system launcher or by selecting the options icon in the upper right corner. Inside click on the gear icon Details to access an information window about your device. In section OS type The architecture of the operating system will be detailed, that is, 32-bit or 64-bit.
An alternative method is to access the operating system terminal and write the commands arch either uname -m; With either of the two, information about the equipment's architecture will be displayed (for example: x86_64).
Follow the steps below to find out if your device Mac Is it 32 or 64 bits:
- Go to the taskbar and click on the apple icon from Mac.
- Now click on the option About this Mac.
- A window will appear detailing the name of the processor along with its architecture, that is, 32 bit either 64 bit.
Now you know how to find out if your computer is 32 bit or 64 bits depending on the operating system.