How to know the bits of my computer

Learn how to find out if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit: fast and easy

Let’s see how to know the bits of your computer , in order to find out if your computer is 32 or 64 bits . Currently, computers are based on architectures of 32 or 64 bits, both processor and operating system, usually Windows . And every time you have to install an application or a new operating system, you find yourself with two versions, one 32-bit and the other 64-bit ; so much so, that installing the version of an app, program or other software or hardware that corresponds to the architecture of your PC is vitally important for full compatibility and superior performance. But how can you tell if your computer is 32 or 64 bit? Next we show youhow to know if your computer is 32 or 64 bits through your operating system .

How to know if my computer is 32 or 64 bits

Index of contents

  • How to know my computer is 32 or 64 bits in Windows 10/8/7
  • How to tell my computer is 32 or 64 bit in Linux
  • How to tell my computer is 32 or 64 bit on Mac

Before starting with the different tutorials, it should be noted that as a general rule 32-bit applications, programs and operating systems are compatible with 64-bit processors and computers ; although we can also find cases in which they are not compatible. And the opposite happens from 64-bit to 32-bit. For this reason, it is advisable to know how to identify if our computer is 32 or 64 bits to decide the appropriate version in each case.

How to know my computer is 32 or 64 bits in Windows 10/8/7

We start with the most popular operating system, Windows ; Follow the steps below to find out if your computer is 32 or 64 bit:

  1. Click on the Windows 10 starticon .
  2. Start typing ” About your PC” without quotation marks so that this option appears at the top of the menu.
  3. Click on About your PC.
  4. A window will open with the general information of your computer.
  5. In the System typesection , the architecture of your processor and your operating system ( x32 or x64 ) will be detailed .

For versions prior to Windows 10 such as Windows 8 or Windows 7 you can right click on the My Computer icon and select the Properties option . An information window of your PC will appear very similar to that of Windows 10 in which the System type section will also appear with details about your processor and your operating system.

How to tell my computer is 32 or 64 bit in Linux

In operating systems based on GNU / Linux it is enough, it is only necessary to go to the System Configuration ; You can access this section by searching for that name in your system launcher or by selecting the options icon in the upper right corner. Inside, click on the Details gear icon to access an information window about your team. In the Type of OS section , the architecture of the operating system will be detailed, that is, 32-bit or 64-bit.

An alternative method is to access the operating system terminal and type the arch or uname -m commands ; with either of the two the information about the architecture of the computer will be displayed (for example: x86_64 ).

How to tell my computer is 32 or 64 bit on Mac

Follow the steps below to find out if your Mac is 32-bit or 64-bit:

  1. Go to the taskbar and click on the Mac apple icon.
  2. Now click on the option About this Mac.
  3. A window will appear in which the name of the processor will be detailed along with its architecture, that is, 32-bitor 64-bit .

 

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