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    How to check whether windows XP installed on your PC/system is a 32-bit or 64-bit version (x86 or x64)?

    Method 1:
    Click Start, then click on Run or Start Search.
    Type msinfo32.exe and then press Enter key.
    Under “System Information“, review the value for the System Type item:
    For 32-bit editions of Windows XP, the value of the System Type item is x86-based PC.
    For 64-bit editions of Windows XP, the value of the System Type item is x64-based PC.

    Method 2:
    Click Start, Run, type sysdm.cpl, and click OK.
    Click the General tab. The operating system information appears as follows:
    For a 64-bit version operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version appears under System.
    For a 32-bit version operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version appears under System.

    Method 3:
    Click Start, Run, type winmsd.exe, and click OK.
    In the details pane, locate Processor under Item. Note the value.
    If the value that corresponds to processor starts with x86, the computer is running a 32-bit version of the Windows XP operating system.
    If the value that corresponds to processor starts with ia64 or AMD64, the computer is running a 64-bit version of the Windows XP operating system.

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    How to check whether windows vista installed on your PC/system is a 32-bit or 64-bit version (x86 or x64)?

    Method 1:
    Click Start –> Run or Start Search.
    Type msinfo32.exe and then press Enter.
    Under “System Information“, find the value for the System Type item:
    For 32-bit editions of Windows vista, the value of the System Type item is x86-based PC.
    For 64-bit editions of Windows vista, the value of the System Type item is x64-based PC.

    Method 2:
    Click Start, type system in the “Start Search” box, and then click system in the “Programs” list.
    The operating system information appears as follows:
    For a 64-bit version of windows vista operating system: 64-bit Operating System appears for the “System type” under “System“.
    For a 32-bit version of windows vista operating system: 32-bit Operating System appears for the “System type” under “System“.

    Method 3:
    Click Start, type system in the “Start Search” box, and then click System Information in the “Programs” list.
    The operating system appears as follows:
    For a 64-bit version of windows vista operating system: x64-based PC appears for the “System type” under “Item“.
    For a 32-bit version of windows vista operating system: x86-based PC appears for the “System type” under “Item“.
    Last edited by Laney; 05-17-2009 at 12:16 PM. Reason: added vista info




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    updated with vista info thanks guys for the sticky

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    awesome thanks! :fing02:

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    I posted some screenies a bit ago of XP.
    XP Pro x64 Screen Shots
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