How to: Identify which package is 64-bit vs. 32-bit when downloading software for Windows


When downloading software, you can normally determine which package is 64-bit and which is 32-bit by looking at the file name or designation. If it references "x64", it is for 64-bit systems. If it references "x86", the file is for 32-bit systems.

EXAMPLE: In the sample screenshot below, the top item is for 64-bit systems and the bottom item is for 32-bit systems.

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