Wednesday, April 28, 2010 10:14 AM
Currently I am using Windows XP. I am planning to change to Windows 7 for that How can I find out my processor support 64 bit?
I checked the following registry
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE = x86
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER = x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10, GenuineIntel
Identifier = x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
In the MSINFO32.exe showing
Processor = x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~3158 Mhz
Please advice me from the above information can I install 64 bit version of OS in my system.
Ans tell me the proper way, how to find out the processor is 32 bit or 64 bit?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:33 PM
Generally, the processor manufacturer has its own tool to verify your processor' model and supported features.
For example, this is "Intel® Processor Identification utilities":
But I don't find the link for AMD. If you are using AMD processor, you can try third party tool -- "CPU-Z":
Please check if you can see character like "64" in the software interface.
By the way, here is the link for "Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor". It can test the tell you if your PC can install Windows 7.
- Marked As Answer by Bineesh Nagoor Khani Wednesday, April 28, 2010 2:06 PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 2:03 PMThank you Calven
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:32 PM
An easier way is to press the Windows key + pause/break and that will show you the CPU as well as installed RAM and the Windows version in use.
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