How To Tell if You Have Windows 8 64-bit or 32-bit

2012-Oct-27 | Tags: 32or64howtomicrosoftwindows8

Start64!The two major editions of Windows 8, Windows 8 (standard) and Windows 8 Pro, can each come in either 64-bit or 32-bit format. Knowing which type of Windows 8 you have is important so you choose the correct drivers and software for your operating system.

For example, if you have the 64-bit version of Windows 8 Pro installed and need to update the drivers for a piece of hardware, like your video card, you must download and install the drivers labeled "64-bit" by the manufacturer. You can not install 32-bit drivers on a 64-bit version of Windows 8, nor vice versa.

Fortunately, it's extremely easy to determine if the copy of Windows 8 you have installed is 32-bit or 64-bit.

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