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A very basic question: How do I know if my PC is win32 or x64

Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

I'm recently installing a software. But before that I have to choose which version to download. I got two choices: win32 or x64. My operating system is 64-bit, does that mean I have to choose the x64 version? I know this may be simple question but after searching for a while I'm still confused. Thanks for any reply!
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Re: A very basic question: How do I know if my PC is win32 or x64

Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

Yes..

Also most 32bit will work on you 64.. but not the other way around.
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Re: A very basic question: How do I know if my PC is win32 or x64

Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:24 PM

** Unsure what this has anything to do with Freelancing, moved to Computer Support> Software Support> Windows **

Click the orb (was start), right click Computer (in the 2nd column) & select properties. It will say "System type" & list if your OS is 32 bit or 64 bit. Because you have the choice, you should install the software using the same architecture you are running.
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Re: A very basic question: How do I know if my PC is win32 or x64

Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:07 PM

Yes I'm using 64 bit so I'll just choose x64. Thanks!

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** Unsure what this has anything to do with Freelancing, moved to Computer Support> Software Support> Windows **

Click the orb (was start), right click Computer (in the 2nd column) & select properties. It will say "System type" & list if your OS is 32 bit or 64 bit. Because you have the choice, you should install the software using the same architecture you are running.

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Re: A very basic question: How do I know if my PC is win32 or x64

Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:55 PM

To put it in a different perspective, x32 is a Ford Taurus, it gets the job done and you get where you want. You don't think about it. Along comes x64, a shining Ferrari bred for faster speeds and more efficient usage, which would you pick? (slightly hyperbolic, I know.)

x64 programs are (mostly) optimized for the fact that x64 allows far more to be done.
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