How to Check if My Computer is Running 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System

When you want to install some software or drivers you should know if your computer running 32-bit or 64-bit operating system (Microsoft usually labels them as x86 or x64). This post will help you to determine whether your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7. UPDATE: For Windows 8 users, open this page to Check if your Windows 8 is 32-bit or 64-bit Version…

Method 1

  1. Press and hold down "Win key" and then press "R"

    press Win key+R

  2. Type dxdiag and then click "OK"
    This will open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool

    type dxdiag and click OK

    DirectX Diagnostic Tool

  3. Now you can read the Windows version and determine whether your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows

    DirectX Diagnostic Tool

Method 2

  1. Click Start Button/Blue Orb and then click "Control Panel"

    click start button and then click Control Panel

  2. Click "System and Security"

    select System and Security

  3. Click "System"

    select System

    For a 64-bit Version: 64-bit Operating System appears for the System type
    For a 32-bit version: 32-bit Operating System appears for the System type

    System type 64-bit