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How to know if 64 bit compatiable?

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    How to know if 64 bit compatiable?


    Hi all,

    I have a Windows 8.1 Pro 32bit and I want to find out if my computer is 64bit compatible. How do I do that?

    Ahmed

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    You can look in the device manager at Computer, it will tell you there either x86 or x64
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ahmed,

    In addition, you will be able to see if you have a x64 (64-bit) or x86 (32-bit) based processor under System Type in your System window. If you have a x64 based processor, then you are 64-bit compatible.

    System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Windows 8
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    The maximum amount of RAM (Memory) the PC will accept is also an issue. If 4GB is the maximum memory you are just as well to stay with the 32 bit OS.
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    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Ahmed,

    In addition, you will be able to see if you have a x64 (64-bit) or x86 (32-bit) base processor under System Type in your System window. If you have a x64 based processor, then you are 64-bit compatible.

    System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Windows 8
    Hi this helped a lot! Thanks!
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    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    You can look in the device manager at Computer, it will tell you there either x86 or x64
    Thanks!
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    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    The maximum amount of RAM (Memory) the PC will accept is also an issue. If 4GB is the maximum memory you are just as well to stay with the 32 bit OS.
    Thanks!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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