Let's see how to know if you have Windows 32 or 64, the simple way to say if you OS It is 32 or 64 bits. And there are many users who wonder what version of Windows is running on their PC, especially when installing new programs or games that they need. specific versions of the operating system Microsoft. Or you may also want to install a new version of Windows and want to know if your equipment is compatible with a 64 bit operating system. Below we offer you all the possibilities at your disposal to know if you have 32 or 64 bit Windows.
How to know if your Windows is 32 or 64 bits
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Follow the steps below to find out if you Windows 8 or Windows 10 is 32 or 64 bit:
- Right click on the button Windows Startup located in the lower left corner of the screen.
- Now select the option System.
- A window will open; in Device specifications of the section Type of system The version of your operating system will appear, whether 32 or 64 bits.
Follow the steps below to find out if you Windows Vista and Windows 7 is 32 or 64 bit:
- Accede to Windows Startup.
- Click on control Panel.
- Now select the option Security system.
- Finally, access the section System.
- A window will open; in section Type of system The version of your Windows will be specified, whether 32 or 64 bits.
Shortcut | If you want to access the section faster System you can use the keyboard shortcut Windows + Pause.
The advantages of a 64-bit computer over a 32-bit computer are many, although one of the most interesting is the option of having more RAM memory. And 32-bit computers can only have a maximum of 4 GB of RAM; On the other hand, 64-bit ones have no limit and can have more memory for run more programs at the same time.
On Windows 8 and Windows 10
Follow the steps in the previous section dedicated to Windows 8 and Windows 10, but now looking at the second line, where you can see if your processor supports or not a 64 bit architecture; If so, the term will appear x64.
In Windows Vista and Windows 7
In addition to checking it through Windows' own options, we can also simplify the process through a small free program called 64bit Checker. To do this, you just have to execute said program (you do not need to install anything in Windows) and access the information displayed.
In section Processor Information will appear about whether your processor supports 64-bit operating systems. Plus, it works on all versions of Windows, including Windows 2000 and Windows XP.