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How to determine the version of Windows that is installed on a computer


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:48 PM

How to determine the version of Windows that is installed on a computer


This guide will explain how you can determine what version of Windows is installed on your computer and whether its a 32-bit or 64-bit installation.

If your Windows Start button looks like this Posted Image, then please follow these steps:

  • Click on the Windows Start button.

  • You should now see a screen similar to the one below:

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    Please right-click on the Computer icon as shown in the image above and select Properties.

  • The System Properties screen should now open that displays the Windows version and whether or not it the operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit.

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    The information on the version of Windows that is installed on your computer can be found under the Windows Edition section, which I have indicated with the blue arrow. Whether or not the installation is 32-bit or 64-bit can be found on the System Type row as designated by the red arrow in the picture above.


If your Windows Start button looks like this Posted Image, then please follow these steps:

  • Click on the Windows Start button.

  • You should now see a screen similar to the one below:

    Posted Image


    Please right-click on the My Computer icon as shown in the image above and select Properties.

  • The System Properties screen should now open that displays the Windows version and whether or not it the operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit. Please note that this screen will only display if the operating system is 64-bit. If it does not specifically state 64-bit, then it is a 32-bit installation of Windows.

    Posted Image


    The information on the version of Windows that is installed on your computer can be found under the System section, which I have indicated with the blue box.

Edited by Blade Zephon, 11 January 2011 - 02:03 AM.
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:00 AM

Wow this is some interesting stuff Quietman,let me see if Im getting this right?My computer comes with 3,072.50 mega bytes and the info says I have 2.29 giga bytes available ,does that mean I have roughly 1050 or so mega bytes available space?So 2/3rds of it is being used? newbleeping

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:20 AM

Grinler, BC is fantastic.....it is no wonder why both Microsoft and Mozilla refer people like myself to this forum as a secure and reputable place to get answers that they themselves cannot provide...WOW!I am just a beginner and this simple explanation of determining which version I have also gave me a much better understanding of the computers capacity to store and gather information....Im still not sure how these replies are seen by others and which ones remain confidential but Im happy to tell any novice that they need not look any further for assistance in any computer issue a person can come up against in this journey into a whole new world....my thanks to you all at BC(especially Quietman)newbleeping

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