How to know my computer is 32-bit or 64-bit windows? (Tutorial)

By | April 6, 2014

Follow the below instruction to find out which computer structure are you using: 32bit or 64bit.  To know how do I check my computer is 32-bit or 64-bit windows?

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Computers running Windows XP

  • Click Start menu, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
    • If “x64 Edition” is listed under System, you’re running the 64-bit version of Windows XP.
    • If you don’t see “x64 Edition” listed under System, you’re running the 32-bit version of Windows XP.

    The edition of Windows XP you’re running is displayed under System near the top of the window.

Computers running Windows Vista or Windows 7

  • Click the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
    • If “64-bit Operating System” is listed next to System type, you’re running the 64-bit version of Windows Vista or Windows 7.
    • If “32-bit Operating System” is listed next to System type, you’re running the 32-bit version of Windows Vista or Windows 7.

    The edition of Windows Vista or Windows 7 you’re running is displayed under Windows edition near the top of the window.

Computers running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

  • Open the Power User menu. Press ⌘ Win+X to open this menu. Click on System.
  • Look for System Type. This is located under the System heading. It will say either 32-bit Operating System or 64-bit Operating System.
  • Look at the processor type. You can install a 32-bit Windows 8 on either a 32- or 64-bit processor. To see what your processor is capable of running, look for the processor type underneath the System heading. x86 is 32-bit, and x64 is 64-bit

What is the difference between 32 bit – 64 bit computer ?

The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer’s processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than the 32-bit version.

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49 thoughts on “How to know my computer is 32-bit or 64-bit windows? (Tutorial)

  1. edris

    my windows is xp version2002 service pack 2,so is it 32bit or 64 bit choice??

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  2. Chisenga

    please let me download a driver for hp deskjet printer 1000

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    1. Techstar Post author

      Please share your problem in this comment section, we’ll help you.

      Reply
  3. Honu

    My window is windowXP version 2002 pack 3 ..so is it bit 32 or bit 64?

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    1. Techstar Post author

      If you see “x64 Edition” listed under system, it means you’re running 64bit version of xp.
      If you don’t see “x64 Edition” listed under System, it means you’re running the 32-bit version of Windows XP.
      Here is the Microsoft reference for that – Click here

      Reply
  4. Mariaaaa

    I have a HP Deskjet 1000 J110 series. I used it a couple of times. then yesterday when i was about to print, it says ready but don’t have the green check mark on it. So when i click the “print” button, it doesn’t work. It keeps on pending my files. I have the printer’s cd here, and it says it’s not compatible because of the operating system. I used it a couple of times, so how come it ended up like this?

    Im using windows 8.1 Single Language with Bing.
    Processor – Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU N2940 @ 1.83 GHz
    RAM – 2.00 GB (1.88 GB usable)
    System Type – 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

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    1. Techstar Post author

      Green check mark on printer is a sign of default printer. So you just need to right-click on the HP 1000 printer and do click on “default printer.” If this trick doesn’t work then try to turn of your printer and computer once and disconnect and connect the printer’s USB cable once and then start your computer. Contact us again if doesn’t fix after all that.

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      1. Mariaaaa

        I’ve tried your suggestions. The good thing about the green check mark, it worked. so i tried to print but still don’t work. I also tried to turn off my computer and disconnected them. But still don’t work. It keeps pending my files . It says “printing” but doesn’t print.

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        1. Techstar Post author

          Do uninstall and then re-install the drivers completely and let me know if doesn’t work.

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          1. Mariaaaa

            it says “not compatible” with the laptop im using. it has to be windows 7. how come its NOT compatible? I’ve used this printer several times with the same laptop.

          2. Techstar Post author

            Please let us know the model number of your printer and your computer’s operating system.

          3. Mariaaaa

            HP Deskjet 1000 J110 series

            Windows 8.1 single language with Bing.
            Processor – Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU N2940 @ 1.83 GHz
            RAM – 2.00 GB (1.88 GB usable)
            System Type – 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

          4. Techstar Post author

            Do uninstall all the printer drivers from your computer’s control panel, system files and from registry. Then re-install the driver again with the help of this given drivers for windows 8.1 Pc. Here is the drivers, Click here>> Download HP Deskjet 1000 J110 Series
            Thanks

  5. Jaqueline

    I need Driver HP Laserjet 1018 for Windows 8. Can someone help me?

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  6. Haider

    Hello My computer Window 7 Pleace Give me Driver For hp Deskjet 1000 J110a

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    1. Techstar Post author

      Hi Sivakumar,
      Could you please provide us the model number of the printer for you want windows 8.1 drivers so that we can help you.

      Thanks

      Reply
  7. Theresa

    can you help me load my dell v515w wireless printer to my laptop that is a windows 10 wireless also

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    1. Techstar Post author

      Sure, please let us know what is the problem are facing while installing printer wirelessly.
      Simply download its full featured driver package and run that and then choose wireless connection to install printer. Make your printer is ON at that time and wireless button is also switched on.
      Thanks

      Reply
  8. florence

    i want to install and download my HP Deskjet 1280 printer authomatically

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    1. Techstar Post author

      In which operating system do you want to install? If you install it in more than Vista OS then you have to use windows update feature because HP website doesn’t provide drivers for that. Operating system already have drivers inbuilt or you can get it by using windows update feature. You just need to hookup your printer and then do install driver manualy or using windows update (it will work 100%.)
      Here is link to check direct HHP official website: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-deskjet-1280-printer-series/439162/model/439174

      Reply

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