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64-bit systems started to be slowly rolled out in personal computers back in 2003, but it's only recently that they've become a serious alternative for the average user. A 64-bit architecture implies more processing power and faster rendering times, but also requires a bit of adaptation - which includes updating your software with new versions adapted to the new system. But how do you know if your computer is a 32 or a 64-bit system? There's an easy way to find out:

If you're using Windows XP

Right click the My Computer icon on your desktop and select Properties. If your system is 32-bit, you'll see something in the lines of "Windows XP Professional Version [year]" under System. If your system is 64-bit, you'll see something like this image:

Is my system 32 or 64 bits?

If you're using Windows Vista

Same as before: right click the My Computer icon and go to Properties. Alternatively, you can also go to the Control Panel and select System there. In any case, you'll end up with a system summary like this one, where you'll see which system type you have:

Is my system 32 or 64 bits?

If you're using Windows 7

This is almost the same as Windows Vista. Click the My Computer icon, select Properties and you'll get a very similar window to the one before, with all the relevant information about your system - including the 32 or 64-bit detail.

Is my system 32 or 64 bits?

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  • The Junkman |
    01/08/10
    The Junkman

    I've been running Windows 7 since it came out but why do they still ask for XP for different applications? Which is actualy better?

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