How-to know 64-bit or 32-bit OS of Window

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OS architecture windowsHow to check your Windows 32-bit or 64-bit OS architecture? How to know, which OS architecture (32-bits or 64-bits) installed on your desktop or laptop.

1. Overview of OS architecture in Window

Knowing OS architecture and Processor architecture is very much essential for you to install any software of your choice. If you want to install your software of 64-bit, then you need to know which OS installed on your desktop/laptop because if OS (operating software) is 64 bit then you have a choice else you don’t have any choice. It means if you have 32 bit OS then you have to install 32 bit only, 64-bit software will not support 32-bit of OS (Operating System).

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2. Supported architecture table

  1. CPU Hardware: 32 bit, OS 32 bit, Software/process: 32 bit
  2. CPU Hardware: 64 bit, OS 32 bit, Software/process: 32 bit
  3. CPU Hardware: 64 bit, OS 64 bit, Software/process: 32 bit
  4. CPU Hardware: 64 bit, OS 64 bit, Software/process: 64 bit

3. Command to get OS Architecture on Window

You can get OS architecture in window by using following command. this command gives you output to know whether your os architecture window is 32-bit or 64-bit.

wmic command

wmic os get osarchitecture

Terminal output

wmic os get osarchitecture

C:\Users\Ranjeet>wmic os get osarchitecture
OSArchitecture
64-bit

C:\Users\Ranjeet>

3.2 set pro command

syntax of set pro command is as follows. you can type this command on your window terminal and you can get output.

set pro

console output:

C:\Users\Ranjeet>set pro
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=AMD64
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=Intel64 Family 6 Model 165 Stepping 3, GenuineIntel
PROCESSOR_LEVEL=6
PROCESSOR_REVISION=a503
ProgramData=C:\ProgramData
ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files
ProgramFiles(x86)=C:\Program Files (x86)
ProgramW6432=C:\Program Files
PROMPT=$P$G

C:\Users\Ranjeet>

4. UI to get OS Architecture on Window

There are following ways in which you can get your information.

  • Window Key + I –> select System –> and about

Happy Learning of Operating System architecture.


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