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Old 04-30-2014, 07:20 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by metaschima View Post
Go to System information and check your processor make and model, it is probably also listed in the BIOS settings screen. Then post it here or check online to see if it supports 64-bit.
Thats IMO the easiest way, to get the CPU model from the BIOS then search for the full model number. Some CPUs are hard to figure out if they are 64bit or not from limited info you get from 'system information'.

There is another way you can get windows to tell you more about the CPU.

Start -> Run 'dxdiag'.

But it will only give you more info than 'system information' sometimes, other times you wont.
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Wow everyone.

What's wrong with "What computer do you have?" and "Do you think it has ever been modified or is it in the original form?" Because you can look up 32-bit versus 64-bit in the machine specs.

Further, what's wrong with recommending using a 32-bit version? That will work on a 64-bit machine.

Yes, going to BIOS (Startup) is a great way to get this information. One may not know how to get to the BIOS settings until they look up how to do that for the machine they have, it could be Any of F1 through F12, ESC, DEL, ...
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rtmistler, these things have been suggested throughout the thread, if you read carefully
(but i admit i never thought of asking the bios for that - somehow searching the web is closer to me).

anyhow it's all kind'a moot coz' OP hasn't commented once and we're on page 2 of this thread and going strong, harharhar...


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