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[Tutorial] How To Identify If Windows Application Is Running In 32 Or 64 Bits

Starting from Windows XP and now with latest Windows 8, Microsoft offers two types of Windows, one that works on 32 bits and another one that works on 64 bit version. In one of our TheTechJournal articles we did explained you how to find out if your PC is running the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows so please read that how to tutorial too by clicking here. Same as Windows it is possible for the user to know which application is run in 32 bit or 64 bit mode. This procedure is nothing too complicated and in this tutorial I will show you how to do that.


Step 1: Click Start menu, inside search file type Resource Monitor ad press Enter on your keyboard.
Step 2: In the new window that opens, in the Overview tab, right click on the line of columns (PID, description, status,…) and from context menu , select Select Columns…

Step 3: From there, just check the box next to the heading “Platform” and confirm by clicking OK.

Step 4: A new column “Platform” has appeared in the Overview tab as an indication with the operating mode of the application.

You can also have this type of information in the Task Manager. For that follow steps below:
Step 1: Open Task Manager by clicking on your keyboard Ctrl+Alt+Delete Step 2: Click Start Task Manager
Step 3: From Task Manager top navigation choose View and from dropdown menu click Select Columns
Step 4: Check the field Process and click OK Step 5: Now when you go back to Task Manager main page and if you see *32 printed next to the processes, then its running in 32-bit mode. Those beside which nothing is displayed correspond to applications running 64-bit mode.

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