Microsoft Windows operating systems run on either 32-bit or 64-bit system type, and many programs have corresponding 32-bit and 64-bit versions to run on either of these. Before you can determine which version of our product you should download, you need to know whether you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.
Check whether Windows 11 is running in 32-bit or 64-bit
- Go to Start > Settings > System > About.
- Check the bit version under Device specifications > System type.
Check whether Windows 10 is running in 32-bit or 64-bit
- Click the Start button, then choose Settings.
- Select System.
- Choose About. Check the bit version on the System type field.
Check whether Windows 8.1 is running in 32-bit or 64-bit
- On the Start Screen, type computer. It will automatically open the search results.
- Click Computer then click Properties. The Windows Basic Information page will appear. Under System, check the bit version on the System type field.
Check whether Windows 7 is running in 32-bit or 64-bit
- Click the Start menu.
- Type system in the Search Programs and Files field, and then click System in the Programs.
Do not press ENTER after typing system. Wait until the search has generated its list.
- The operating system appears as follows:
- For a 64-bit version operating system: “64-bit Operating System” appears as the System type under System.
- For a 32-bit version operating system: “32-bit Operating System” appears as the System type under System.
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