All Modern applications and Windows installations are using a 64-bit system. But you can still have both 32-bit and 64-bit applications in Windows. Windows manages both programs separately in different folders.

In this tutorial, we learn how to check program is 32-bit or 64-bit in Windows 10/11.

1. Check Running Program 32-bit or 64-bit

Using Task Manager we can check the running program is 32-bit or 64-bit.

  • Right-click over the taskbar, and click Task Manager to launch task manager. Or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
Open Task Manager
  • Click on More details to expand your task manager view.
Task Manager - More details
  • Select Details on the menu bar to see the details of each program.
Program details in Task manager
  • Right-click on any of the column headers and click Select Columns.
Add column option in task manager
  • Search and check the Platform option, then click OK.
Select Platform from task manager

2. Check Installed Program 32-bit or 64-bit

On a 64-bit Computer, the 64-bit programs keep their files in C:\Program Files and system-wide libraries in C:\Windows\System32 whereas 32-bit programs keep their files in C:\Program Files (x86), and the system-wide folder is C:\Windows\SysWOW64.

Program files for installed programs

3. Check Binary/EXE or DLL file 32-bit or 64-bit

The Sigcheck tool is a Microsoft Windows SysInternals product. This tool is a command-line utility used to check the file version number, digital signature details, timestamp information, and bitness of a program.

  • Download Sigcheck and extract the file to the folder.
Sigcheck folder
  • Open the extracted folder and enter cmd in the file location section, then press Enter. The command prompt window will then pop up.
open sigcheck
  • In the command prompt interface, type sigcheck.exe and the location of the program you want to check, then press enter.
Sigcheck.exe C:\Windows\Notepad.exe
sigcheck output

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we learned how to check program is 32-bit or 64-bit in Windows 10/11. Thanks for reading, please provide your feedback and suggestions in the comment section.