How to Determine If You have a 64bit version of Windows 7

So your new Windows 7 box just arrived and they said it is 64bit. Cool. Now how do you check.


Here are some tips which IT Pros have used for years but first the fastest way to find out:


#1 Way to determine if you have 64 Bit Windows. Using DxDiag.


  1. Click the Start Button
  2. Type dxdiag in the search and press Enter
  3. The DirectX Diagnostic Tool will open.
  4. On the System Tab  locate the Operating System Row and Check for 64 bit
  5. Also note at the bottom you have the ability to run the 64-bit version of the DxDiag tool.


#2 Way to determine if you have 64 Bit Windows using MSInfo32.


  1. Click the Start Button
  2. Type msinfo32 in the search and press Enter
  3. The System Information application will open.
  4. In the System Type  row check for x64-based PC

#3 Way to determine if you have 64 bit Windows using Windows Explorer


  1. Click on the Explorer Icon on the task bar
  2. In the address bar of Explorer  type C:\ and Press Enter (Picture may appear different since it shows the result after you press enter, this computer uses Windows 7)
  3. Browse the C Drive. If you see two Program Files directories (Program Files and Program Files (x86)) you have a 64 bit version of Windows

 What does not work that should? The Windows Version Tool (winver)


  1. Click the Start Button
  2. Type winver in the search and press Enter
  3. The About Windows window will open.
  4. This window only gives you non-processor type specific version information. I personally believe the information should be available here.

I hope you have fun with Windows 7, I am.


Jeff Loucks
Available Technology
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