Wednesday, June 13, 2007

How to find my Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit?

How to find my Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit? To find the answer to this question, follow this link http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/supportissue/fsis2007/before_install_q07.shtml How to find the OS block size of my Windows OS? Microsoft defines Cluster as “In data storage, the smallest amount of disk space that can be allocated to hold a file. All file systems used by Windows organize hard disks based on clusters, which consist of one or more contiguous sectors.” To find the OS block size: Right Click on “My Computer” icon on the desktop Click on “Manage” Expand “Storage” and select “Disk Defragmenter” Press the “Analyze” button Once your windows completes the analysis, it presents you with a report. Press “View Report” button The block size is indicated by “Cluster Size”. In my case it’s 4K. How to set the OS block size on my Windows OS? Open the Windows Explorer. Right Click on your “C drive” and click on “Format”. A window is presented with couple of options. The OS block size is displayed by a drop-down list labeled “Allocation unit size”.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

just check on my drive under format and it said "default size". what is the default size.

- Jimmy Crack Corn (and i don't care)

El Rider said...

Thanks for the tip, I had assumed that my versions of xp were 32 bit but I had to make sure - the link that you posted was very helpful. Thanks again

Shwetha said...

Thanks.The link was helpful.

Shikha said...

thanx....the link was really helpful...
now i now that my window xp is 32 bit

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I think you can get OS block size by using "chkdsk" too ?

There is a line like this (in french) :
...
4096 octets dans chaque unité d'allocation.
...
which i think correspond too the allocation unit size ????

Billboard vagabond said...

Don't know about the link but the instructions still didn't help me find the BIT size ....Thanks for posting your thoughts though...

Billboard vagabond said...

Still didn't answer the question....Thanks for posting your thoughts though.....cheers