Saturday, June 18, 2011

How to find if I am using 32 bit or 64 bit Operating System?

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There are multiple reasons why we should be aware of the version of operating systems. The Application we download for our OS must be compatible to the version of the Operating System. These days most of the Windows 7 machines are coming with 64 bit Operating System loaded. 

Here we will discuss the methods of finding whether we are using 64 or 32 bit version of Operating System.

If you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2003, you can find the version of Operating System by launching Windows version information.
1. Go to run and type 'winver'
2. It will  launch below Window. If you are using 64 bit Operating System it will be mentioned just under the Operating System name.

 

If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Server  2008 Operating Systems, you can use below method to identify the version of the Operating System.
1.Click Start and right click on Computer and then click on its Properties.
2. Find the System Type under System section. Find the example in the picture below:



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