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How can I tell if a system is 64-bit capable?

by Disneyfan / November 16, 2011 3:22 AM PST

I just took ownership of an old desktop computer that a friend was throwing out. I was hoping to recondition it to use for a Windows Home Server. The system does not have a hard drive. How can I tell if it is 64-bit capable or not? Windows Home Server requires a 64-bit system.

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Not yet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2011 6:55 AM PST

You'll need to know more about this machine than what was supplied here.

Any make or model on the beast?

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Compaq Presario SR5450F...
by Disneyfan / November 16, 2011 9:14 AM PST
In reply to: Not yet.

...with a Pentium Dual-Core E2180

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Intel support
by Willy / November 16, 2011 6:06 PM PST

If you have the stock# or as you have the model#, Intel supplies such info. It will be listed as 64-bit capable. Just goto the Intel support website and locate your cpu specs.

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Has 64 bit instructions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2011 6:26 AM PST
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Does it work?
by Willy / November 18, 2011 12:24 AM PST

Bob, the poster offered the model# in the heading string: Compaq SR5450F

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Missed that!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2011 12:29 AM PST
In reply to: Does it work?
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