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System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)

How to Tell if Windows 7 is a 32-bit or 64-bit System Type
Published by Brink
14 Nov 2008
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How to Tell if Windows 7 is a 32-bit or 64-bit System Type


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This will show you how to tell if you have a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Windows 7 version.




Here's How:
1. Press the Windows Key + Pause/Break key.
A) Go to step 3.
OR

2. Open the Start Menu.
A) Right click on the Computer button and click on Properties. (See screenshot below)
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3. If You Have a 32-bit (x86) Windows 7 System Type
System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)-32-bit_system.jpg
4. If You Have a 64-bit (x64) Windows 7 System Type
System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)-64-bit_system.jpg
That's it,
Shawn








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13 Feb 2010   #1
bird635

window 7
 
 

thank you sir

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21 Feb 2010   #2
manasthehunck

Windows 7 Home Premium(32-bit)
 
 

HOW TO CHANGE 32BIT TO 64 BIT....(NOTE) I HAV WARRENTY PERIOD REMAINS 7 MONTHS.....
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21 Feb 2010   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but the only way to go from 32-bit to 64 bit Windows 7, or in reverse, is to do a clean install with the one you want to install.
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20 Mar 2010   #4
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but the only way to go from 32-bit to 64 bit Windows 7, or in reverse, is to do a clean install with the one you want to install.
You can always edit the "System Type" text, but it won't change your OS platform one iotta...LOL
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20 Mar 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, now I suppose that is one workaround.
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27 Mar 2011   #6
duanebytes

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sorry for bumping. If I do a clean install, can I install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my x86 machine?
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27 Mar 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Duane,

Yes, since you have a 64-bit CPU you will be able to. You will also need to make sure that you hae 64-bit drivers available for all of your devices as well to install after Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Mar 2011   #8
duanebytes

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
since you have a 64-bit CPU you will be able to.
I want to install in my old machine. And I think it's a 32-bit CPU.
2GB RAM.
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27 Mar 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If it's a 32-bit CPU, then you will not be able to install 64-bit Windows 7 on it. Plus, with only 2GB of RAM, you would be better off with 32-bit Windows 7 installed on it.

What's the CPU brand and model number?
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