Windows 64 bit versus 32 bit

How to tell the difference between Windows 64 bit Operating System and 32 bit Operating System is quite easy and very important when installing programs.

      To find out if your computer is running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows, do the following:

  1. Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.
  2. Under System, you can view the system type.

32 bit 64 bit Windows 7

The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer’s processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system. For more details, go to A description of the differences between 32-bit versions of Windows Vista and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista online.


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