How do I know if my computer can run 64 bit
Below is a simple way to check if your 32bit pc can run a 64bit.
To make sure you can successfully install 64 bit to your current 32bit pc, the first thing is to check the system type of your computer.
If the system type is x64-based PC, you can upgrade 32 bit to 64 bit, but If the system is x84-based PC, you cannot upgrade your 32bit.
To check this information just follow the below steps;
Step 1. Open the Start menu or Search depends on the windows you installed
Step 2. Search for System Information and press Enter.
Step 3. Look for System Type.
You can check the photos below;
To further verify your cpu also, just follow the guidline below;
To determine that you can upgrade 32 bit to 64 bit, you need to verify CPU compatibility and driver compatibility.
To check CPU compatibility, you can download Coreinfo from Microsoft, then see if the processor include Physical Address Extension (PAE), No-eXecute (NX), Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2), CMPXCHG16b (CX16).
The detailed steps are to open the command line, type coreinfo and press Enter, hit Ctrl + F and type PAE, NX, SSE2, CX16 one by one.
To check driver (eg: graphics and sound cards) compatibility, you can go to device manufacturer support website and see if you can find 64-bit versions of the drivers.