In this article, I will explain how to know how many bits your PC has. This information is important to know especially when installing a new operating system or reinstall the same, as there are operating systems in 32bit and 64bit which will suit you depending on the processor and amount of RAM you have.
This data is very important to review before installing a new operating system, since for example if you have more than 4 GB of RAM and install a 32-bit operating system you will only have 3.5GB usable.
In case you have 4GB of RAM onwards it is advisable to install a 64bit Windows. Also if your processor is 64bits it would be recommended an operating system of the same architecture, if it is 32bits it is recommended a 32bit Windows.
To know if your Windows operating system or processor is 64bit or 32bit just follow the steps in this tutorial, it should be noted that these steps also work for other versions of Windows such as Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Ect. For this, the first thing you have to do is to press the Windows + E keys and the Windows Explorer folder will open, right click on “This PC” and then “Properties”.
- If your Windows is 32bits where it is “System Type” you will have “32bit Operating System“,
- if it is 64bit in “System Type” it will have “64bit Operating System“.
- If the processor says x64 it means that it is 64bit, if it says x86 it means that it is 32bit.