I have to admit this isn’t something I’ve thought about in a long time, but I peeked around and lo and behold Microsoft’s latest OS—Windows 10—is being offered in a 32-bit version. Microsoft says it has at least 71 million 32-bit users still (as of 2014), and didn’t want to leave them out in the cold, or thrust them into the open arms of Cupertino (headquarters of rival Apple). Given this situation, I figured I’d explain the main difference between the two.
First of all, if you’re wondering which version of the OS you have, you can easily check by right-clicking the Start button in Windows 10 and selecting System. It says right there in plain English which OS you are using. In Windows 7 and 8 (and 10) just click System in the Control Panel.