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A process is an instance of a program that is being executed. Each process running in Windows is assigned a unique decimal number called the process ID, or PID.

If you have a 32-bit Windows installed, processes can only be 32-bit.

If you have a 64-bit Windows installed, processes can be 32-bit or 64-bit.

This tutorial will show you how to see if a running app or process is 32-bit or 64-bit in Windows 10.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To See if Process is 32-bit or 64-bit in Processes tab in Task Manager
  • Option Two: To See if Process is 32-bit or 64-bit in Details tab in Task Manager





OPTION ONE

To See if Process is 32-bit or 64-bit in Processes tab in Task Manager


1. Open Task Manager in more details view.

2. Click/tap on the Processes tab. (see screenshot below)
  • If you see (32-bit) in the process name, then the process is 32-bit.
  • If you don't see (32-bit) in the process name, then the process is 64-bit.

See if Process is 32-bit or 64-bit in Windows 10-task_manager_process_platform-4.png






OPTION TWO

To See if Process is 32-bit or 64-bit in Details tab in Task Manager


1. Open Task Manager in more details view.

2. Click/tap on the Details tab, right click on the column header bar, and click/tap on Select columns. (see screenshot below)

See if Process is 32-bit or 64-bit in Windows 10-task_manager_process_platform-1.png

3. Check the Platform box, and click/tap on OK to add this column. (see screenshot below)

See if Process is 32-bit or 64-bit in Windows 10-task_manager_process_platform-2.png

4. You can now look in the Platform column in the Details tab to see if a process name is 32-bit or 64-bit. (see screenshot below)

See if Process is 32-bit or 64-bit in Windows 10-task_manager_process_platform-3.png


That's it,
Shawn