Determining 32-bit or 64-bit Edition of Windows

Windows Vista or Windows 7:

 

1.Log into the Administrator's account if you have set up several user accounts

2.Click the Vista Windows button

3.Click Control Panel

4.Click System

5.Click Properties

6.An information screen will appear.  Under the System section, note the System type.  It will display either 32-bit Operating System (most common) or 64-bit Operating System.

7.Close this System Window

Windows XP:

 

1.Log into the Administrator's account if you have set up several user accounts

2.Click the START button

3.Click Control Panel

4.Click System

5.Click Properties

6.An information screen will appear.  Under the General tab, note if there is a notification that you have the  64-bit Operating System edition, which is VERY UNCOMMON.

7.Close this System Window

 

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