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    How to Tell if Windows 7 is a 32-bit or 64-bit System Type
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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)
    System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)-start_menu.jpg
    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











  1. Posts : 1
    window 7
       #1

    thank you sir
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium(32-bit)
       #2

    HOW TO CHANGE 32BIT TO 64 BIT....(NOTE) I HAV WARRENTY PERIOD REMAINS 7 MONTHS.....
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  3. Posts : 71,255
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 759
    Windows 7 Enterprise x64
       #4

    Brink said:
    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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  5. Posts : 71,255
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    LOL, now I suppose that is one workaround.
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  6. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #6

    Sorry for bumping. If I do a clean install, can I install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my x86 machine?
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  7. Posts : 71,255
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    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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  8. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #8

    Brink said:
    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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  9. Posts : 71,255
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #9

    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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