How to know if your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit

Windows versions are divided to two main categories due to CPU architecture. Namely, 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

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What’s the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows?
The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer’s processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system.

How can I tell if my computer is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows?
1- Click on the Start Button.
2- Right click on Computer.
3- Choose Properties.

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4- In the dialog box obtained look for System section then System type. It should be written there either your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit.

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Which version of Windows should I install: the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version?
To install a 64-bit version of Windows 7, you need a CPU that’s capable of running a 64-bit version of Windows. The benefits of using a 64-bit operating system are most apparent when you have a large amount of random access memory (RAM) installed on your computer, typically 4 GB of RAM or more. In such cases, because a 64-bit operating system can handle large amounts of memory more efficiently than a 32-bit operating system, a 64-bit system can be more responsive when running several programs at the same time and switching between them frequently.

Now you know the difference between the two versions you can choose the right one and install it on your PC. For more info see Microsoft’s support website it should help. After 5 seconds Click SKIP AD.

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Posted on September 9, 2013, in Differences, How-tos and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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