Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Tell if 32 or 64 bit from Win 7 Recovery Console?

Last response: in Windows 7
Share
October 26, 2012 1:55:54 AM

Hello,
Im working on a laptop that has a startup failure. Not my machine, so I don't know much about it. I've used Win 7 Recovery Console to copy the user's data to an external HD, but user supplied both 32 and 64 bit Win DVD's. How can I tell which to use given the resources available? I may not be able to ask the user, and he most likely does not know, anyway.

Best solution

a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
October 26, 2012 2:10:29 AM

The big give away would be the Program Files (X86) AND Program Files folders on the drive of a 64 bit install when the 32 bit JUST just has the Program Files folder.
Share
October 26, 2012 2:26:30 AM

If you try to install 64bit on a 32 bit system you will get an error upon starting the install.
m
0
l
Related resources
October 26, 2012 11:18:50 PM

nukemaster said:
The big give away would be the Program Files (X86) AND Program Files folders on the drive of a 64 bit install when the 32 bit JUST just has the Program Files folder.


Thank you. I did finally think of that, but still wanted confirmation.
m
0
l
October 26, 2012 11:18:51 PM

Best answer selected by Sk8dreams.
m
0
l
!