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Windows 7: 64 Bit or 32 Bit

20 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100 RC x86/Windows XP SP3 x86 (Dual Boot)
 
 
64 Bit or 32 Bit

I know for a fact that i'm running a 32 bit OS but how can i tell if i have a 64 bit system or a 32 bit system?The reason why i ask is because i was playing around with the siw utility and noticed this.



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20 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

A couple ways to tell are to look at your System Window from Control Panel-System or from System Information from Advanced Tools. SIW might just be telling you you're cpu is 64 bit capable. And of course you wouldn't have two Program Files folders, which 64 bit has one Program Files folder and one Program Files (x86) folder or have a SysWOW64 folder either.

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20 Apr 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

From looking at your complete specs, yes, your system is 64bit capable and you can run 64bit OS if you want.
And don't worry about drivers anymore, pretty much everything has 64bit drivers these days, so go for it if you want too.
I'd double that RAM while I was at it also so you can have full advantage of that aspect of 64bit.
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20 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100 RC x86/Windows XP SP3 x86 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Thanks guys.Appreciate the help.
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20 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The only difference a normal customer would see between 32-bit and 64-bit is how much you can take... And yet, I don't think it's really worth to go 64-bit if you aren't interressed.

My opinion.
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20 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Another thing you'd notice if you had 64-bit that you'd see two program files in c:\

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20 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maka View Post
I know for a fact that i'm running a 32 bit OS but how can i tell if i have a 64 bit system or a 32 bit system?The reason why i ask is because i was playing around with the siw utility and noticed this.
You clicked on the cpu information there. All cpus seen at this time support 64bit OSs as well as the typical 32bit.

The system information tool is indicating the processor you have sees 64bit capability. That's how to understand the way the tool displays both hardware and software information.

swarfega has a good point there as well about seeing two separate Program Files folders when looking at the root of the C if C drive where the 64bit 7 is installed. Surprizingly even the 32bit applications still see their own folders in the Program Files not Program Files(x86) directories.
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20 Apr 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I thought I had pointed that out in my post.
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20 Apr 2009   #9

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

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I know for a fact that i'm running a 32 bit OS but how can i tell if i have a 64 bit system or a 32 bit system?
Yah guys, but from that statement I read that the OP knows he;s running an x86 OS ATM, but is asking if his system is 64bit capable, not asking for confirmation on what he's currently running..
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20 Apr 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well its all based on what cpu you have installed. and your E2200 is 64-bit.

If anyones not sure about what their cpu is then wikipedia will have the information on either the specific cpu or the brand.
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