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ms essentials install 32 or 64 bit on XP Pro?

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AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+.  I am installing MS Essentials and not sure whether to use 32 or 64 bit.  How can I tell if the OS is 32 or 64?
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by:Crower
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go to Start-Accessories-System Tools-System Information. there you will see if your operating system is 64 or 32
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or you can just right-click on My Computer, select properties, and look in the General Tab.
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C:\\WINDOWS\system32 means 32 bit?
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no... just do as I stated. If you are unsure, grab a screen capture of the properties page of My Computer and post it.
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x86.
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yeah... easy peasy

32-bit installed
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your windows version is 32 bits (x86).

regardless of whether your processor is 64 bits, if the operating system is 32 you can only install software 32.

i hope i help you
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Did not mean to upset with the point award.

I was asked to explain the award. I gave it to flubbster cuz that was the instruction I ended up using and his answer "32 bit" was the one that helped me understand the answer.  I didn't get that x86 meant 32 bit.
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