Sometimes I have to ask aboutits version of the operating system. Most often, we encounter this during the installation of a program just after it "does not want to work." How to learn the version of Windows, and even more - its bit depth and patching? About everything in order.

The size of Windows systems

More information on digits and their distinctive features can be found in this article: What is 32 different from 64 bits.

We will limit ourselves to knowing that there are twoacceptable bits, this is 32 and 64-bit. The first bit capacity (32 bits) is inherent in the x86 architecture, the second with x64. Funny coincidence, is not it?

It would be insulting to buy a program, that is, to give awayIts money for a product that does not fit. Yes, that's right, because the programs built for 64-bit systems will not be launched on 32-bit systems. There is a backward support of 32-bit programs by 64-bit operating systems, but this does not mean that 64-bit OS is a panacea. Why is that? The reason here is the instability of the work of programs or their incorrect execution, which happens less often, a complete rejection of "understanding."

Find out the version of Windows

How to find out the version of Windows, XP or 7 - whatHave you been installed? First of all, in addition to the bit capacity, which can coincide (both XP and Seven have 32/64 bit assemblies), we are interested in some other aspects. Important aspects, such as algorithms for performing the same tasks, which differ in different OS. More meticulous even I tell you that there are different sets of commands that the processor is directly working with, that's why some "stones" behave badly under the same XP, when under 7 are ideal and unbearable.

So, the most important thing. How do I find out the version of Windows 7 or XP?

The algorithm for your actions is simple:

  1. Press the Win + R combination
  2. Type "winver" without quotes, press Enter.

Done! Your version of Windows will be displayed on the screen. Also, you will see the build number and the installed Windows service pack, if any.

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