How to determine if your Windows or Linux System is 32-bit or 64-bit

How to determine if your Windows or Linux System is 32-bit or 64-bit


Most modern computers are capable of running a 64-bit operating system. But just because a computer supports it doesn’t mean that’s what’s running. Here’s how to tell whether you’re running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows or Linux.


Let’s start with Windows.

The process for determining the type of is relatively simple.

Step 1: From your desktop. Navigate to the Windows start menu icon. In the start menu open “Control Panel” by double clicking the icon.



Step 2 Once inside “Control Panel” double click “System”.



Step 3: Once inside “System” information will be displayed about your Windows system. Including whether the system is 32-bit or 64-bit under the line “System type”




Next we will cover how to determine whether your Linux system is running 32-bit or 64-bit.


To determine whether your Linux server has a 32-bit or 64-bit CPU and to see what version of Linux is installed, Following the following steps,


Step 1: Connect to your server using from your pc using a terminal. From the terminal command line run the command “ssh user@yourserverIP


Step 2: Once connected via the command “ssh user@yourserverIP” you will be at your servers command line. From here type in the command “lscpu” you will see an output listing details about your cpu in coordination with your OS. The main line to look for is the “Architecture:” which will list the type of OS your server is currently running.