32 bit or 64 bit RRS feed

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  • When I am asked by a program prior to install whether I am using Windows xp 32 or 64 bit, where in the . . . computer, exactly, does that information appear?

    Under my computer, it says Windows xP Professional, version 2002 pack 3.  I see NOTHING ANYWHERE that provides this answer.  Yes, I have come across this question may times before and just . . . well, flipped a coin.  Thought I would take this opportunity to show the world wide web my ignorance but love of everything tech.

    Thank you to whomever answers despite thinking I MUST be kidding.  I am not.


    Warmest regards,

    Barb a/k/a techaideplzzzz

    Friday, November 19, 2010 5:18 AM

All replies

  • Not feeling quite so ignorant . . . more dismayed.  Surely, this is not a difficult question?


    Barb Paul
    Friday, November 19, 2010 5:26 AM
  • Dont sweat it gang.  found the answer myself.  Where do I go with tough questions when my seemingly tech 101 question was viewed by several yet no one had the answer.  YuhRoh . . .
    Barb Paul
    Friday, November 19, 2010 5:41 AM
  •  Windows XP was originally 32-bit only. A 64-bit version was made available later on (after the release of Windows Server 2003) but it is uncommon. If your XP OS does not specifically say that it is 64-bit (and it doesn't), it is the standard 32-bit version.


    Friday, November 19, 2010 5:48 AM
  • In addition XP 64-Bit does not have a Service Pack 3, only SP2.
    Peter Jam
    Monday, November 22, 2010 6:09 PM