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Is my computer preinstalled with 64-bit or 32-bit Vista?

by tlbrewer5 / June 29, 2008 6:09 AM PDT

When I first turned it on I am certain it asked me to choose from 32-bit or 64-bit, lacking in knowledge at the time I chose 32-bit. I've tried numerous times since to get back to that and cannot. Is this really a 64-bit?

Processor AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-50, 1600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

It's an HP Pavillion dv9208nr Notebook


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Likely 32-bit....
by John.Wilkinson / June 29, 2008 9:23 AM PDT

It's rare to see a computer come preinstalled with a 64-bit edition unless it's customized by the customer or a high-performance model with more than 4GB of RAM. The easiest way of finding out is to press Windows + R and type in winver before pressing Enter. Unless x64 is included in the version listed it is a 32-bit edition.


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I tried that on my 64-bit
by Sovereign Forum moderator / June 30, 2008 7:46 AM PDT
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but it doesn't say anything about 32-bit or 64-bit, but you can right-click on MY COMPUTER, select PROPERTIES und check under SYSTEM TYPE... it will say 32 or 64.


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follow up
by tlbrewer5 / July 6, 2008 6:36 AM PDT

I know it is 32-bit now, I set it that way on initial turnon. My question is, did I determine my own setting at initial turnon, can I go back to the original point when it asked me to choose and then took 3 hours or so to set up the computer before I could even us it the first time.

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When you purchased
by Sovereign Forum moderator / July 7, 2008 6:40 AM PDT
In reply to: follow up

the laptop, did it come with 32-bit or did it come with both. Usually there is only one, I've never heard of having an option unless someone specifically added that to it.


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