How to Tell if You Have Windows 8 64-bit or 32-bit

How to Tell if You Have Windows 8 64-bit or 32-bit

2013-09-29 10:49:12 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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As a Windows user, you really need to know if your computer is running 64-bit or 32-bit operating system (Microsoft usually labels them as x64 or x86), especially when you want to install some correct software or drivers on your Windows. Once if you have chosen the correct version of the software, its performance can be optimized.

Here are the detailed tutorials for you to check and determine your Windows 8 is running 32-bit (Microsoft labels it as x86) or 64-bit version.

Method 1. How to Tell if You Have Windows 8 64-bit or 32-bit in Control Panel?

  • Step 1. Open the Windows 8 Control Panel.

    Tip: You can check your Windows 8 system type much faster from the Power User Menu. With that menu open, click or touch on System and then skip to Step 4.
  • Step 2. Touch or click on System and Security within Control Panel.

    Tip: You won't see a System and Security link in Control Panel if your view is set to either Large icons or Small icons. If so, find System and touch or click on it, then skip to Step 4.
  • Step 3. With the System and Security window now open, click or touch System.

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  • Step 4. You can determine whether the computer is running a 64-bit version or 32-bit version of Windows 8.

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If "64-bit Operating System" is listed next to System type, you're running the 64-bit version of Windows 8.

If "32-bit Operating System" is listed next to System type, you're running the 32-bit version of Windows 8.

Method 2. How to Check if Windows 8 is 64-bit or 32-bit on Start Screen?

  • Step 1. On the Start Screen, click Desktop tile.

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  • Step 2. Press Windows Key + I, then click "PC info".

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  • Step 3. View whether the computer is running a 64-bit version or 32-bit version of Windows 8.

    tell if you have windows 8 64-bit or 32-bit

Thus you have got how to view whether your Windows 8 is running a 64-bit version or 32-bit version operating system. No matter you are using 64-bit or 32-bit in Windows 8, Windows Password Recovery enables you to crack the lost Windows 8 password easily. Thus you can access to your Windows 8 freely. Plus, it supports Windows 8.1/7/Vista/XP.

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