If you’re planning installing 64-bit Windows it is essential to first confirm if your is a 64-bit compatible processor (processor)or not. The advantage of 64-bit Windows over the 32-bit version of Windows is that it handles huge quantities of memory that is random access ( 4 GB of RAM or more) and is more responsive when running multiple applications simultaneously and switching them often.
What do I need to know if my PCs can run 64-bit versions of Windows
For Windows 7 or Windows Vista Do the following:
1. Open the Start menu, then click Control Panel (change the view by’s to large icons) Click “Performance Information and Tools”.
- Within Windows 7, click View and print out detailed performance and system details.
- Within Windows Vista, click View and print the details.
2. See ‘System’ in Performance Information and Tools. The ‘System type’ displays the kind of OS that is currently in use and 64-bit compatible indicates whether your computer is able to use the 64-bit edition of Windows or not. (If your system is operating a 64-bit edition of Windows it won’t show the 64-bit compatible list.)
In Windows XP:
Simply Download the tiny as well as cost-free SIW(portable) and then run it. Select ‘CPU Info’ in the heading ‘Hardware’ within SIW. look up the ‘Number Of Bits’ that are supported by the CPU (processor).
If it displays 64 bits, then the CPU is compatible with the 64 bit Windows version.