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#1 megamyx

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:14 AM

the description summed it all.

i'd like to know how to check / find out the bit of the machine. does anybody know how to check for it? if it's 64 bit or 32 bit capable? so that i'll know if can install 64 bit or 32 bit operating systems on it. what do i do? can it be checked inside the BIOS? or i need to check out the hardware, if anything is written on its surface?

help, pls.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:21 AM

Windows XP: Go to Control Panel (Classic View)...System - if it doesn't say "64 bit" then you've got 32 bit

Windows Vista: Go to Control Panel (Classic View)...System - it'll say either 32 bit or 64 bit there
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:54 PM

ic, i still need to have an O.S. to view it's bit. so, i just go to system then look at general tab? and look for system?

how abt in linux? how to know if your machine is 64 or 32 bit?

how do you check if your hardware is 64bit? if your processor is 64bit?

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:26 PM

Depending on the computer, it'll either be 32 bit or 64 bit capable (depending on the processor). If it's 32 bit capable, then you'll only be able to run a 32 bit OS on it. If it's 64 bit capable, then you'll be able to run either a 32 bit or 64 bit OS on it.

I have no clue about Linux - but would suspect that it'd be different for each distro. I'd suggest asking your question here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/11/linux-unix/
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:33 PM

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Edited by DaChew, 11 March 2008 - 09:34 PM.

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