A Microsoft Fix It for the lazy, which tells if you are running 32-Bit or 64-Bit Windows!

We have already blogged about the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. This post tells you how to find out whether your computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system.

Type system in Windows 7 start search.

In the results which appear, click on  System Information, you will get information about  whether it is a 32-bit or a 64-bit based PC. Alternatively, you could also open Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Performance Information and Tools and click on View and print detailed performance and system information.

If under the Control Panel listings you click on System, you will get to see here the System type. That is whether its a 32-bit or a 64-bit Windows. Alternatively you can also click Control Panel > System and Security > System to open it.

But if you are too lazy to do even this … Microsoft has introduced a Fix it 50525 for you!

Just download it from KB827218 and run it …

… it will open the appropriate Control Panel window for you, where all you will need to do is move your eye-balls a bit to see whether its a 32-bit or a 64-bit operating system!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. wall e

    win + pause break

  2. kturner

    Even easier/lazier method…Press the Windows key + PauseBreak key

  3. Satyam

    thanks for info,
    but we r not that much lazy 😛
    we can press win + pause break key to open system properties

  4. Bilalimran134

    nice to have this information here … this is very helpful

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