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    How to Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Windows 10

    How to Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Windows 10

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    05 Apr 2021
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    How to Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Windows 10


    A processor or central processing unit (CPU), is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logic, controlling, and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.

    The processor (CPU) architecture can be either 32-bit (x86), 64-bit (x64), or ARM.

    If you have a 32-bit CPU, you will only be able to install a 32-bit Windows 10 on your PC.

    If you have a 64-bit CPU, you will be able to install a 32-bit Windows 10 or 64-bit Windows 10 (recommended) on your PC.

    See also:

    This tutorial will help show you how to check if you have a 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM based processor (CPU) architecture in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Settings
    • Option Two: Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Command Prompt






    OPTION ONE

    Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2 Click/tap on About on the left side. Under Device specifications on the right side, look to see if your System type shows either a x86-based processor (32-bit), x64-based processor (64-bit), or ARM-based processor. (see screenshots below)

    How to Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Windows 10-64-bit_processor_settings.jpg How to Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Windows 10-arm_processor_settings.png






    OPTION TWO

    Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Command Prompt


    1 Open a command prompt.

    2 Copy and paste echo %PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE% into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    3 Look to see if your output shows x86 (32-bit), AMD64 (64-bit), or ARM64.

    How to Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Windows 10-64-bit_processor_command.png How to Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Windows 10-arm_processor_command.png


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink



  1. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,405
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
       #1

    Brink,

    Your Contents link to Option 2 does not do anything - there is no response to clicking it.
    The Option 2 heading is labelled & bookmarked Option 4.

    All the best,
    Denis
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Try3 said:
    Brink,

    Your Contents link to Option 2 does not do anything - there is no response to clicking it.
    The Option 2 heading is labelled & bookmarked Option 4.

    All the best,
    Denis
      My Computers


 

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