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64-bit or 32-bit?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by aaaaa, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. aaaaa

    aaaaa Flightless Bird

    How can I tell from the content of an installation disk whether it
    disk is for 32-bit machine or 64? Or does it matter?
    Just curious.
     
  2. thanatoid

    thanatoid Flightless Bird

    aaaaa <b@c.d> wrote in
    news:6kmgk59me62748ahg2rjgaqjpvo2caf4nb@4ax.com:

    > How can I tell from the content of an installation disk
    > whether it disk is for 32-bit machine or 64? Or does it
    > matter? Just curious.


    I have no personal experience with this, but I would assume that
    if your machine is 32bit and the software is 64bit, it will tell
    you it can not install or just sit there and do nothing. Also,
    decent software /should /say whether it is 32 or 64 bit in the
    package AND on the disc.

    Read this for more:

    http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/article.asp?article=arti
    cles/2008/s1905/10s05/10s05.asp&emid=192740
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

  4. ColTom2

    ColTom2 Flightless Bird

    Right click on Computer>Properties and it will tell you under "System
    Type".



    "aaaaa" <b@c.d> wrote in message
    news:6kmgk59me62748ahg2rjgaqjpvo2caf4nb@4ax.com...
    How can I tell from the content of an installation disk whether it
    disk is for 32-bit machine or 64? Or does it matter?
    Just curious.
     
  5. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 9, 5:31 am, aaaaa <b...@c.d> wrote:
    > How can I tell from the content of an installation disk whether it
    > disk is for 32-bit machine or 64?  Or does it matter?
    > Just curious.


    If it is not printed on the CD and has not yet been installed, how do
    you tell from the content of the CD...

    My installation CD is a copy of an original and says Office Depot on
    it and has not been installed.
     

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