Almost all of my latest Winaero apps have separate builds for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. There are several reasons to provide separate 32-bit and 64-bit builds but it's mainly due to Windows compatibility - many times a 32-bit app does not work correctly in 64-bit Windows.
Sometimes, users of my apps get confused which version they should use, because they can't tell if they are running 32-bit Windows or 64-bit. Actually, it is very easy to detect.
1. Open the File Explorer application.
Tip: You can use this tool to repair Windows problems and improve performance of the OS.
The "System" Control Panel will appear on the screen
Bonus tip: How to determine if you are running 32-bit Windows or 64-bit using the command prompt
There are two ways to determine it.
First, you can try the systeminfo command. You will see the required info in its output:
The second option is the output of the set command. Run it and look for (x86) variables like ProgramFiles(x86), CommonProgramFiles(x86) and so on. 32-bit Windows does not have them.
Note: You can see in various articles that authors refer to Windows x86 and Windows x64.
- Windows x86 stands for 32-bit Windows version.
- Windows x64 stands for 64-bit Windows version.
Don't be confused.