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#1 tuckeroo

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:48 AM

i have a dell system workstation 380 that we bought used from an online auction from a company that went out business...has xp professional installed on it...have recently encountered problems and am trying to download different programs for it...problem is when i am asked to choose the system or bits that there never sems to be an option for xp 64bit only 32...what version should i really be downloading?

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:52 AM

I don't understand the question. Are you running XP 64 bit?

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:09 AM

please forgive me as i am not very computer literate...i am not sure what bit the xp professional program is...the computer itself says it is 64bit...when i go to different sites to try to download fixes or programs i get the options:Operating System
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit
Windows Vista/Windows 7 64-bit

so while my computer is 64 bit no sites give me an XP 64bit option and i am very confused as to what versions i really need to be downloading

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:11 AM

It's the OS, not the computer that matters. Double-click on My Computer and it will tell you if your OS is 64 bit or 32 bit, but I'm guessing it's 32 bit.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:16 AM

okay...will do...thanks :]...except when i do this where i am now i still am not seeing where that info is located...i clicked view system info but don't see anything about bits

Edited by tuckeroo, 24 June 2011 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:37 AM

Control Panel - System
That takes you to the same place. It will tell you if you are running 32 or 64 bit.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:49 AM

all it really says is :
Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Manufactured and Supported by:
IBM
Intel
Pentium
4CPU 2.66GHz
2.66 GHz, 1.24 GB of RAM

i am not sure what i am missing

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:52 AM

Okay, I'm sorry - I'm not in front of an XP System at the moment but I'd swear System Properties tells you whether your os is 32 or 64. Anyway, please look here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218

Bottom line though, the likelihood is that you are running 32 bit.

Edited by Allan, 24 June 2011 - 08:53 AM.


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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:56 AM

lol...no no no...believe me I am the sorry one and i know it so again i apologize :]...i thank you for trying to help

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:57 AM

Don't apologize - you haven't done anything wrong.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:47 AM

Here is link to an explanation that has graphics that might make it less confusing than Microsoft's explanation.

What operating system Do I have? A 32bit or a 64bit?

I agree with Allan that the likelihood is you are using a 32 bit OS.

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#12 tuckeroo

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:24 AM

thanks to you both...the microsoft explanation did actually make it quite simple to determine and i am indeed running on a 32 bit OS

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:39 AM

You're welcome :)




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