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Windows 7: How do I know if I'm installing 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 7?

17 May 2012   #1
manoutoftime

windows 7
 
 
How do I know if I'm installing 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 7?

I have 2 computers one runs Win7 Pro 32-bit (netbook) and the other Win7 Pro 64-bit (desktop).

I did a clean re-install on my desktop and inadvertently used the 32-bit version. I went through the whole process, including all the updates (!!) and registering the license before realizing that I installed the wrong version.

Now, I'm going through the whole process again using the correct version.

During the installation, is there any indication as to which version you are installing? I totally understand that this was completely my fault and due to my negligence, however, is there anything during the install that says you're installing 64-bit or 32-bit?

Thanks for satisfying my curiosity.

Mitch


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17 May 2012   #2
Montenegro

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

32 bit version can work on 64bit pc but its better to use your version ..
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17 May 2012   #3
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

No, there is nothing in the installer that indicates which one it is. You would have to know by the label on the disc.
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17 May 2012   #4
TJG

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Look in the source directory for starter.

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There isn't a starter in the 64bit installer.

TJG


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17 May 2012   #5
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

If it doesn't give you an option of 32 bit or 64 bit, the installer disk will not allow you to install the other.
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18 May 2012   #6
manoutoftime

windows 7
 
 

thanks everyone.
so, basically, there's no indication once the installation process has begun.
should there be?
Mitch
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18 May 2012   #7
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manoutoftime View Post
thanks everyone.
so, basically, there's no indication once the installation process has begun.
should there be?
Mitch
Only if the installer disk is capable of installing either version.
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