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32bit or 64bit

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by larry, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. larry

    larry Flightless Bird

    where do i go to find out if i have a 32bit or 64bit system
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

  3. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    If you haven't bought the computer recently then most likely than not you
    have a 32 bit system. However, you can check this by right-clicking on "My
    Computer" and then select properties. If you have a 64 bit system, it would
    say so otherwise it will just say:

    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 3

    hth

    "larry" <larry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > where do i go to find out if i have a 32bit or 64bit system
     
  4. db

    db Flightless Bird

    if you run:

    msinfo32

    it will provide you
    with processor info

    if there is an x86
    notation,

    then this refers to
    32 bit.

    if however, there is
    a notation referring
    to the number 64,
    "like" x86-64, etc..

    then this implies a
    64 bit.



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    "larry" <larry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D665C866-CF9A-47FB-9F2D-BF84EFF850B0@microsoft.com...
    > where do i go to find out if i have a 32bit or 64bit system
     
  5. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 09:38:01 -0800, larry
    <larry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > where do i go to find out if i have a 32bit or 64bit system



    You've already gotten several good answers, but I'll just add this: if
    you don't know, almost certainly it's 32-bit.

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  6. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    <snipped>

    Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > You've already gotten several good answers, but I'll just add this: if
    > you don't know, almost certainly it's 32-bit.


    If they, for sure, have Windows XP - I agree completely.
    If they have Windows Vista or Windows 7 - it is not so clear-cut.

    I know - they posted in a "windowsxp" newsgroup... One should be able to
    safely assume they have Windows XP. I'd give it just better than 75%
    personally. *grin*

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  7. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 13:02:01 -0600, "Shenan Stanley"
    <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote:

    > <snipped>
    >
    > Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > > You've already gotten several good answers, but I'll just add this: if
    > > you don't know, almost certainly it's 32-bit.

    >
    > If they, for sure, have Windows XP - I agree completely.
    > If they have Windows Vista or Windows 7 - it is not so clear-cut.



    Right. I agree completely too.


    > I know - they posted in a "windowsxp" newsgroup...



    I'll take him at his word. If he asked a question in the wrong
    newsgroup, he is likely to get all sorts of wrong information, based
    on all of our assumptions about his situation. If, for example, he's
    running linux, not Windows XP, all the answers he got were useless to
    him.


    > One should be able to
    > safely assume they have Windows XP. I'd give it just better than 75%
    > personally. *grin*
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    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >


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  8. PaulM

    PaulM Flightless Bird

    Go here: http://www.paulsxp.com/tweaksxp.html
    Download the script on line 16, this will tell you all you need to know.

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    "larry" <larry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > where do i go to find out if i have a 32bit or 64bit system
     

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