How to know if XP is 32-bit or 64-bit when purchased

  1. How would i know when purchasing windows xp pro if it is 32-bit or 64-bit.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,875   +332

    If you're talking about just buying the operating system alone, it will be on the packaging. The 64 bit version will say x64 while the 32 bit version will say nothing, at least that's what's on the packages I have.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Look for "64 Bit" prominently displayed on the ad and on the packaging.
  4. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,411   +300

    Just a side note. You probably don't want WinXP x64. Hardware driver support for example wasn't great for it.
  5. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    And if you ever need to determine if an installed OS is 64 or 32, my favorite way is to right click on "My Computer", click properties, and look at the default tab. If it doesn't mention x64 anywhere, it's 32 bit.

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