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What is My Processor Architecture 32 bit Or 64 bit

Processor Architecture
Written by Kelly Houstan

A question that users most of the time ask is if they have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. This is really easy to figure out if you already have Windows installed on your system actually. It’s only a matter of looking the information up as well. It’s worth asking though, what determines that Windows install? The 32-bit or 64-bit Windows installation is actually based on your processor’s architecture. Just read this article to know all about What is My Processor Architecture 32 bit Or 64 bit. Let’s start!

Just put simply, you guys have to check if your processor is 32-bit or 64-bit, in order to determine which Windows you want to install. Here’s how you can check your processor’s architecture as well as how you guys can check if you have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows installed on your system.

What is My Processor Architecture 32 bit Or 64 bit

You have to open Command Prompt on your Windows machine. If you, understandably don’t have Windows installed and have to determine the processor’s architecture. Then we’ll get to that as well. In Command Prompt, enter the following and press the Enter key.


If the Command Prompt returns AMD64, then that it means your processor’s architecture is 64-bit.

Command Prompt With No Windows Installed

You guys will need a bootable Windows 10 USB in order to do this. Insert the USB and make sure it is the first boot device. You can change the boot device order from the BIOS. The Windows set-up will load. Select your language, input method, and time zone to proceed. When you see the ‘Install Now’ screen, do not click the Install Now button. Instead, look at the bottom left where you will see a ‘Repair your computer option. Just choose it.

Next, choose the Troubleshoot option. Under Advanced Options, press the Command Prompt. Run the command in order to find out if your processor is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Windows – 32-bit Or 64-bit

Finding out if you guys have Windows 32-bit or 64-bit is easy.

Windows 10

You have to open the Settings app on Windows 10. Head to the System group of settings and choose the About tab. Now scroll down, and it will tell you if you have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows installed as well.

Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10

This actually works on all versions of Windows from Windows 7 to Windows 10 as well. Just open the Control Panel. Just head to System & Security. Press the ‘View amount of RAM and Processor speed’ option as well.

This will actually show you a comprehensive summary of your system including what architecture Windows you guys have installed.

Processor Architecture

It’s also important that the Windows system type you install matches what your processor is built for. If it does not you guys will run into problems that will seemingly have to solution or even an apparent cause. If you guys are installing an app and you have to select between x56 and x64. You guys will again need to know the system type in order to install the correct version of the app as well.

Well, That is all from my side. If you want to know more about this article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

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