How to Find if You Are Running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10
Sometimes, users may get confused which version of Windows 10 they have installed, because they can’t tell if they are running 32-bit Windows or 64-bit. To check whether you’re using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10, you need no third-party apps.
These days, software and driver are often available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Knowing which Windows 10 version you’ve got can be important when making decisions about apps and hardware. Modern devices are capable to run both Windows 10 versions. These days, OEMs mostly keep Windows 10 64-bit in mind when they issue their products.
To Find if You Are Running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10,
- Open Settings (Press Win + I).
- Click on System > About.
- On the right side of the About page, see the Device specifications section.
- The line System type will contain the architecture type of your Windows 10 along with brief hardware specs.
Note: If you see ’32-bit operating system’, take a look at the processor type mentioned after it. If you see ‘x64-based processor’, this means that you can install a 64-bit Windows 10 edition on your device. As noted above, most of the modern devices come with 64-bit Windows 10. Only a few low end devices with less than 4GB of RAM may still come with a 32-bit Windows 10, regardless of the 64-bit hardware support available.
Alternatively, you can determine if you are running 32-bit Windows or 64-bit from the command prompt.
Find if You Are Running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10 in Command Prompt
- Open a new command prompt.
systeminfoand press Enter.
- See ‘System type’. It will tell you whether you’re using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10.
- Alternatively, run the
- Look for (x86) variables like ProgramFiles(x86), CommonProgramFiles(x86) and so on. 32-bit Windows does not have them.
- Also, for 64-Windows 10 the
The key feature of a 64-bit operating system is support for more RAM. 32-bit systems can only use 4GB of RAM, and Windows allocates a maximum of 2GB of that to each application. 64-bit Windows 10 shifts the maximum memory limit to 128GB for the Home edition and 2TB for the Pro edition, also removing caps on how much each application can use.