In Windows XP x64 edition :
1. When you start PC, the boot logo shows x64 edition
under Windows XP
2. Right-click on My Computer
icon on desktop and select Properties
. Under the General
tab in System Properties
you would see x64 Edition
3. Open Start Menu > Run
, type winver
and press Enter. You would see x64 edition
in the Windows LOGO image.
4. In Windows x64, there are two Program Files folders one is C:\Program Files
and other C:\Program Files(x86)
. Latter for 32bit programs.
5. In Windows x64, there are two System folders. One is C:\Windows\System32
and other C:\Windows\SysWOW64
. Latter for 32bit programs and drivers.
None of these are true for Windows XP 32bit (also called x86) version.
Before you go inspecting your Windows version, first have a look at your CPU whether it is 32bit or 64bit. Windows XP x64 can only be installed if you have 64 bit CPU processor. This is also true for any other 64bit OS, like 64bit Linux.
Edited by Romeo29, 21 October 2009 - 10:38 PM.