Checking the system type of Microsoft Windows operating system (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Solution ID:1038680
- Last Updated:Aug. 30, 2019 7:39 AM (PST)
- Applies to:Antivirus+ Security - 2018;2019;2020;Internet Security - 2018;Internet Security - 2019;Internet Security - 2020;Maximum Security - 2018;Maximum Security - 2019;Maximum Security - 2020;Premium Security - 2018;Premium Security - 2019;Premium Security - 2020;
- Checking the system type of Windows operating system | Trend Micro Security
Microsoft Windows operating systems run on either 32-bit or 64-bit system type, and many programs have corresponding 32-bit and 64-bit versions to run on either of these. Before you can determine which version of our product you should download, you need to know whether you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.
To determine whether your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system, do the following depending on your operating system:
To determine the system type of your Windows 10 computer, do the following:
- Click on the Start button then choose Settings.
- Click on System.
- Under System, choose About. You will be able to see the bit-version on the System type field.
To determine the system type of your Windows 8.1 computer, do the following:
- On the Start Screen, type "computer". It will automatically open the search results.
- Click Computer then click Properties. The Windows Basic Information page will appear. Under System, you will be able to see the bit-version on the System Type field.
To determine the system type of your Windows 7 computer, do the following:
- Click Start.
- Type “system” in the Search Programs and Files field, and then click System in the Programs.
Do not press ENTER after typing "system". Wait until the search has generated its list.
- The operating system appears as follows:
- For a 64-bit version operating system: “64-bit Operating System” appears as the System type under System.
- For a 32-bit version operating system: “32-bit Operating System” appears as the System type under System.