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What is my operating system, please?


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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:00 AM

Hi all.

I want to find out what my Operating System is as shown below.

I've used Belarc Advisor to run a profile of my OS, but there's nothing about the year. I don't know what to choose in the list here.

Mine is Windows XP Home Edition - but I don't know what year.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 07:11 AM

The 2003 is refering Windows Server 2003. So the XP/2003 is the one you want. Do you know if you have a 32 or 64 bit Operating System. Right click My Computer and select Properties, in the System Properties window it will be displayed.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:00 AM

Start...right-click on My Computer, select Properties. What is reflected for System?

If you have XP64-bit, it will so indicate...if not, you have 32-bit XP.

You could also do Start/Run...type winver and hit Enter. Version 5.1.2600.xpsp_3 indicates XP, SP3.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:39 PM

Thank you both. The result I got is

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I'm assuming that AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual means it's a 64-bit XP.

I'm going to opt for 'PeerGuardian 2 for Windows XP/2003 x64 Edition' ... even though my OS seems to be dated as '2002'.

Edited by Bone Idol, 31 January 2010 - 03:42 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:47 PM

I'm assuming that AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual means it's a 64-bit XP.

I'm going to opt for 'PeerGuardian 2 for Windows XP/2003 x64 Edition' ... even though my OS seems to be dated as '2002'.



The above only means that your hardware is capable of running a 64 bit system. To the best of my knowledge there was never a 64 bit XP released to the public. You want the version stated Ratchet48.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:14 PM

As I stated, the info reflected under System...refers to the O/S.

The info under computer refers to your CPU.

CPUs have all been 64-bit for much longer than you think, but it's the operating system that determines whether a system is running at 32-bit or 64-bit.

There is a 64-bit version of XP, but it is used primarily by enthusiasts and others who wanted to employ more RAM than is supported by 32-bit Windows XP.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx

Both Vista and Windows 7 have 32-bit and 64-bit flavors, with the intent of providing users more choices and not necessarily creating unnecessary/undesireable hardware upgrades to use either Vista or Windows 7.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:06 PM

Thank you Louis and ThunderZ!

I am now better informed.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:11 PM

I would greatly caution you that Peer Guardian may cause issues with computer games, and other applications requiring internet access. I would advise you not to use it, and if you do use it at your own risk.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:14 PM

Thanks crypto. I uninstalled my PeerGuardian 2 yesterday, and now have PeerBlock with i-block instead. Seems to be okay.

I never play internet games, ever.

Edited by Bone Idol, 01 February 2010 - 08:14 PM.





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