thanks all, i don't see 64 anywhere so it must be 32 bits.
How to check whether windows XP installed on your PC/system is a 32-bit or 64-bit version (x86 or x64)?
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.
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.
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.
too little, too late... i tried :p
Those are great Laney. That info should be stickied in the help section. Go Jersey :joke:
thanks Laney. that worked. showed 32. thanks again everybody for your time. method 1 worked for me.