Determine if Windows 8.1 is 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit (x86)

Most, if not all, computers sold at Big Box stores have Windows 8.1 64-bit preinstalled. But to make sure you are running Windows 8.1 64-bit or 32-bit then follow these steps.

Determining if Windows 8.1 is 64-bit or 32-bit

  1. Open the Settings Charm. Refer to “Opening the Settings Charms – Windows 8.1”.
  2. Tap or Click Change PC Settings.

    Select PC Settings - Windows 8.1

  3. Select PC and Device.

    Select PC And Devices - Windows 8.1

  4. Select PC Info.

    Select PC Info - Windows 8.1

  5. Look at System Type. This will tell you if you are running Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 8.1 32-bit.

    PC Info - Windows 8.1 

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