Need to know the OS is 64bit edition or not

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Ranjith Prakash, May 28, 2008.

  1. I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
    Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,

    version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)

    Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?

    Thanks in advance
    Ranjith
     
    Ranjith Prakash, May 28, 2008
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  2. My version is 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2gdr.070321-2337 : Service Pack 2)
    I have XP x64. Doesn´t your winver also show x64 edition? Mine does.
    Also check Control Panel -> System -> General.
    Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Systen Information.
    You should see x64.
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    "Ranjith Prakash" wrote:

    > I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
    > Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,
    >
    > version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)
    >
    > Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Ranjith
     
    Maratonmannen, May 28, 2008
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  3. Thanks for helping me.

    In the screens you specified, i did not find X64. The operating system that
    is available is windows server 2003.

    Is it safe to assume, it is 32 bit operating system?
    I dont know why it is not explitly saying it is 32 bit.

    Thanks,
    Ranjith

    "Maratonmannen" wrote:

    > My version is 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2gdr.070321-2337 : Service Pack 2)
    > I have XP x64. Doesn´t your winver also show x64 edition? Mine does.
    > Also check Control Panel -> System -> General.
    > Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Systen Information.
    > You should see x64.
    > --
    > Asus P5WDG2 WS Pro
    > Coreâ„¢ 2 Extreme X6800
    > RAPTOR 2x150 GB RAID 0
    > 4GB DDR2 800MHz
    > GeForce 8800GTX
    > Eizo 30"
    > Enermax 1000W 75A@+12V
    > LAN 100/100
    > XP x64 SP2 dualboot Vista x64 SP1 (slipstreamed)
    >
    >
    > "Ranjith Prakash" wrote:
    >
    > > I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
    > > Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,
    > >
    > > version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)
    > >
    > > Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance
    > > Ranjith
     
    Ranjith Prakash, May 28, 2008
    #3
  4. Ranjith Prakash

    S.SubZero Guest

    On May 28, 8:33 am, Ranjith Prakash
    <> wrote:
    > Is it safe to assume, it is 32 bit operating system?
    > I dont know why it is not explitly saying it is 32 bit.


    It doesn't explicitly say it since it came out in 2003 and there was
    no 64-bit Server 2003 at the time. 32-bit was all they had, no need
    to differentiate.

    They never changed this. Server 2003 32-bit is the "regular" edition
    whereas Server 2003 64-bit is the "different" one.
     
    S.SubZero, May 28, 2008
    #4
  5. I'm not at all sure that it says 64-bit in Winver regardless. BUT, if you go
    to Control Panel, System, you'll see 64-bit there if it is. (Or right click
    My Computer and select Properties - same dialog.)

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


    "S.SubZero" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    On May 28, 8:33 am, Ranjith Prakash
    <> wrote:
    > Is it safe to assume, it is 32 bit operating system?
    > I dont know why it is not explitly saying it is 32 bit.


    It doesn't explicitly say it since it came out in 2003 and there was
    no 64-bit Server 2003 at the time. 32-bit was all they had, no need
    to differentiate.

    They never changed this. Server 2003 32-bit is the "regular" edition
    whereas Server 2003 64-bit is the "different" one.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 28, 2008
    #5
  6. Lots of ways to confirm it. Presence of Program Files (x86) directory, for
    example. Or various registry keys. Or Control Panel, System and it will say
    64-bit there. But Winver is not a reliable way to tell.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


    "Ranjith Prakash" <> wrote in
    message news:...
    >I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
    > Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,
    >
    > version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)
    >
    > Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Ranjith
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 28, 2008
    #6
  7. He's running server so it could be 32bit.

    "Maratonmannen" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My version is 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2gdr.070321-2337 : Service Pack 2)
    > I have XP x64. Doesn´t your winver also show x64 edition? Mine does.
    > Also check Control Panel -> System -> General.
    > Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Systen
    > Information.
    > You should see x64.
    > --
    > Asus P5WDG2 WS Pro
    > Coreâ„¢ 2 Extreme X6800
    > RAPTOR 2x150 GB RAID 0
    > 4GB DDR2 800MHz
    > GeForce 8800GTX
    > Eizo 30"
    > Enermax 1000W 75A@+12V
    > LAN 100/100
    > XP x64 SP2 dualboot Vista x64 SP1 (slipstreamed)
    >
    >
    > "Ranjith Prakash" wrote:
    >
    >> I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
    >> Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,
    >>
    >> version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)
    >>
    >> Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance
    >> Ranjith
     
    Colin Barnhorst, May 28, 2008
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  8. It appears WINVER never reports if the OS is a 32-bit or 64-bit version.

    This should be obvious in the System Control Panel as other's have noted.

    You can also type 'set' in a command prompt and look for the
    PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE variable. It shows "AMD64" if it's an X64 system.

    --
    Chuck Walbourn
    SDE, XNA Developer Connection

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Chuck Walbourn [MSFT], May 28, 2008
    #8
  9. Yup, Winver has become essentially useless as a tool, since it doesn't give
    you critical information.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


    "Chuck Walbourn [MSFT]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > It appears WINVER never reports if the OS is a 32-bit or 64-bit version.
    >
    > This should be obvious in the System Control Panel as other's have noted.
    >
    > You can also type 'set' in a command prompt and look for the
    > PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE variable. It shows "AMD64" if it's an X64 system.
    >
    > --
    > Chuck Walbourn
    > SDE, XNA Developer Connection
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights.
    >
    >
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 29, 2008
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  10. Ranjith Prakash

    Bender Guest

    If you had a 64 bit executable you could try running it and see if it runs.

    "Ranjith Prakash" <> wrote in
    message news:...
    > I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
    > Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,
    >
    > version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)
    >
    > Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Ranjith
     
    Bender, May 29, 2008
    #10
  11. Ranjith Prakash

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Ranjith.

    In addition to all the other tips you've received, MY favorite way is
    simply: <Win>+<Break>

    That is, hold the Windows logo key (now called the Start key on some
    keyboards) while pressing the Pause/Break key, in the upper right of most
    keyboards. The System Properties page should pop up in your face. I've
    never run any server, but this has worked for every Windows version since
    Win9x, I think.

    In the middle of that System screen, my Vista X64 says:
    System type: 64-bit Operating System

    RC
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    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)

    "Ranjith Prakash" <> wrote in
    message news:...
    > I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
    > Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,
    >
    > version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)
    >
    > Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Ranjith
     
    R. C. White, Jun 2, 2008
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