Author Topic: Windows for a Newbie  (Read 157 times)

Windows for a Newbie
« on: June 26, 2020, 02:56:15 pm »
A contact of mine knows nothing about Windows, including whether his machine is 32- or 64-bit.  Is there a very simple way for him to find out?  I'm a Linux person myself, so don't know how you'd go about this with Windoze.

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  • rothair gasta
Re: Windows for a Newbie
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 03:01:29 pm »
Right click on the My Computer icon, then click properties. That should give you some system information, including 32 bit/64 bit.

Or press the Windows key + Pause/Break.

Re: Windows for a Newbie
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 03:06:18 pm »
Thanks! :thumbsup:

Re: Windows for a Newbie
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 03:08:30 pm »
I'm a complete computer numpty and couldn't answer the question so I thought I'd try and find out.

Click the Window shaped button bottom left.
Click "Settings".
Click "About".
That tells me "Device Specification" including processor, RAM size, and that it is 64-bit.

HTH

Re: Windows for a Newbie
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 03:25:07 pm »
Thanks again.