Checking the system type of Microsoft Windows operating system (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Solution ID: 1038680
- Last Updated: Oct. 13, 2017 1:39 AM (PST)
- Applies to: Antivirus+ Security - 2015;2016;2017;2018;Internet Security - 2015;Internet Security - 2016;Internet Security - 2017;Internet Security - 2018;Maximum Security - 2015;Maximum Security - 2016;Maximum Security - 2017;Maximum Security - 2018;Premium Security - 2015;Premium Security - 2016;Premium Security - 2018;
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Click Start.
- Type “system” in the Search Programs and Files field, and then click System in the Programs
Note: 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.