Determine Windows Version, i.e. 32-bit or 64-bit

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    May 7th, 2015
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    March 15, 2021
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how to determine Windows version

A window is an operating system developed by Microsoft. It is a separate viewing area on a computer that allows users to operate the system. The window size can be changed according to user preferences. It can be minimized, maximized, and closed. Do you know in which version your Windows operating system is running? Have you ever tried to determine the Windows version in your system? Is it 32-bit or 64-bit? Basically, there are two versions in which your Windows operating system runs: 32-bit and 64-bit. Both versions function in a different manner.

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The difference in the version of the Windows operating system refers to the way your computer’s processor handles and maintains the information.

If the Windows operating system is running on 64-bit versions, it handles a very large amount of RAM (Random Access Memory) in an effective manner than the 32-bit of version does. There is an easy way to determine in which version your Windows operating system is running. Below mentioned steps help you to know how to determine the Windows version.

If your computer is running Windows XP,  Vista, 7 or 8, follow the steps given below to check the Window for 32 bits or 64 bits

Determine Window for 32 bits or 64 bits On XP,  Vista, 7 or 8

  • On the Desktop, right-click on My Computer > Properties.
  • The System windows will be opened. There you can check either your Windows is running on 32-bit or 64-bit

Or

  • Click the Start button or simply press the Windows button from your Keyboard.
  • Now right-click on My Computer (Computer in Windows 7 and 8) > Properties.
  • The System windows will be opened. There you can check either your Windows is running on 32-bit or 64-bit

Check the Window Version

  • Open run box, by pressing Window + R buttons together.
  • Open “About Window” then type Winver in the box and after that press the Enter
  • A new box will open.
  • Then, check the Window Version in the opened box either it is Window XP, Vista, 7 and 8, or 10.

If your computer is running Windows 10, follow the steps given below to check the Window for 32 bits or 64 bits:

Determine Window for 32 bits or 64 bits On Windows 10

  1. Firstly, open the Control Panel.
  2. After that, click on System and Security.
  3. A window will appear, here you have to choose System.
  4. Then, with the System applet now open, titled View basic information about your computer, you need to find the System area, located under the large Windows logo.
  5. Here, the System type will say either 64-bit Operating System or 32-bit Operating System.

So, by now you should know for certain whether your operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Sum-Up

If you are not aware of which Windows version you are using, then you can easily determine Windows Version, i.e. 32-bit or 64-bit with the help of this write-up. Do follow the above-mentioned procedures to find out the solution for the same. I hope it helps to resolve your query.

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