Dec 042013

Microsoft introduced two major editions of Windows 8: Windows 8 (standard) and Windows 8 pro to us. Both of them are available for 64-bit and 32-bit. Do you know is your Windows 8 is 64-bit or 32-bit? This article will tell you how to determine if you have a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro installed on your computer.

Why should I need to know Which Type of Windows 8 I Have?

It is important to know which type of Windows 8 you have as you need to choose the correct drivers and software for your operating system according to the type of Windows 8 you are using. For example, you have the 64-bit version of Windows 8 Pro installed and need to update your video card, and then you must download and install the drivers labeled “64-bit” by the manufacturer.

How to Determine If You Have Windows 8 64-bit or 32-bit?

 It’s extremely easy to determine if the copy of Windows 8 you have installed is 32-bit or 64-bit. Just follow our instructions below.

1, Open Windows 8 Control Panel and click on System and Security in Control Panel.

2, Click on System in the System and Security window to open the System applet.

3, Find the System area, located under the large Windows 8 logo. The System type will tell you either 64-bit Operating System or 32-bit Operating System you are using.

What’s the Difference between Windows 8 64-bit and32-bit?

The main difference between 32-bit and 64-bit is that64 bit version can handle more RAM and apps than 32 bit. The tendency of a computer’s processer to deal with information on RAM (random access memory) depends upon 32 bit and 64 bit version of Windows.

To put it simply,  64 bit version can deal with physical memory (RAM) above 4 GB and up to 128GB while 32-bit version can address RAM up to 4 GB only.

Now, you must have a clear idea about Windows 8 64-bit and 32-bit, and how to determine if you have a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro installed on your computer.For more Windows 8 tips, click here.

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