Checking Your Version of Windows 10

To check whether you’re using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10.


  • open the Settings app by pressing Windows+I, 
  • then head to System > About. 
  • On the right side, look for the “System type” entry. It will show you two pieces of information—whether you’re using a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system and whether you have a 64-bit capable processor.



Checking Your Version of Windows 8

If you’re running Windows 8.

  • Head to Control Panel > System. You can also hit Start and search for “system” to find the page quickly. 
  • Look for the “System type” entry to see whether your operating system and processor are 32-bit or 64-bit.



Checking Your Version of Windows 7 or Vista

If you’re using Windows 7 or Windows Vista,


  • Hit Start, right-click “Computer,” and then choose “Properties.”



  • On the “System” page, look for the “System type” entry to see whether your operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit. Note that, unlike in Windows 8 and 10, the “System type” entry in Windows 7 does not show whether your hardware is 64-bit capable.