October 26, 2018
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How do I determine if I have a 32-bit or 64-bit system?
In this article, we will explain how to determine if your system is a 32-Bit or 64-Bit system. Please scroll down to the instructions that are applicable to your operating system.
Note: If you're not sure what operating system you're using, please review the article on Finding Information About your System linked in the Related Articles section below.
To determine system type for macOS
- Open the Apple menu and choose About This Mac.
- Click the System Report button. If you do not see a System Report button, click the More Info button and then click the System Report button.
- Under the Hardware panel, locate the Processor Name in the Hardware Overview.
- Use the chart below to identify your processor type:
To determine system type for Windows
- On the keyboard, hold down the Windows Key and press the letter R.
- In the Run dialog that displays, type in msinfo32 and click OK.
- In the System Information dialog that displays, on the System Summary panel, look for the line that says System Type
- System Type x64-based PC means that you have a 64-bit system.
- System Type x86-based PC means that you have a 32-bit system.