Where in XP control panel or the F keys do we find out if we have XP 32 bit or 64 bit?

Where in XP control panel or F keys do we find out if we have XP 32 bit or 64 bit?
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Right-click my computer and select properties.  It will not boldy state 32 bit like windows 7 or vista does but it will just say xp professional.  It if is x64 it will state windows xp professional x64

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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
Right click on My Computer and click on properties. That would show you if you have 64 bit or 32bit.

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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
You may also try the following command from the command prompt:

wmic os get OSArchitecture

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R. Andrew KoffronownerCommented:
in XP it's in the "System" part of the control panel.

 as NRhode pointed out, XP is 32 by default so only says 64 if it's not default.
nickg5Author Commented:
Well we need to know whether it is 32 or 64 bit because the download page for IE 8.0 is asking for the version of XP we have.
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
I'm surprised the IE8 download page is asking that -- it normally simply downloads the version appropriate for your OS.

But as noted above, if you right-click on "My Computer" and select Properties, it will show the edition (Home, Professional, Media Center, etc.) and IF it's the 64-bit version will state "Professional x64 Edition" on the 2nd line under "System".

If you want explicit confirmation of the "bitness", go to Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools  and click on "System Information".    Then look at the line labeled "System Type"

A 32-bit version of XP will show "X86-based PC"
The 64-bit version will show "x64-based PC"
nickg5Author Commented:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-8

Above you see it ask for the version.
Also the "command" did not work.
We tried:
wmic os get OSArchitecture
wmicosgetOSArchitecture
wmic

and none worked.

Right click on My Computer and properties gave us the system specs but we did not see 32 or 64 bit. We did see "system32" and assumed that he had 32 bit.
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
If you right-clicked on My Computer and did NOT see the line "Professional x64 Edition" then you have a 32-bit version (as I noted above).

Also, did you miss what I said above r.e. System Info?    You simply need to go to Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Information.

Then look at the line labeled "System Type"

A 32-bit version of XP will show "X86-based PC"
The 64-bit version will show "x64-based PC"
nickg5Author Commented:
Also, did you miss what I said above r.e. System Info?    You simply need to go to Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Information.
...............We did go there but did not notice system type. We'll try again but we already downloaded XP service pack 3 for XP 32 bit, as well as IE 8.0 for XP 32 bit.
Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
Xp64 is pretty rare, and using the 64-bit version of IE is rare too, even on w7, as many add-ins are 32 bit only.  Just go with 32 bit, you'll be fine....
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