Finding your version of Windows
The easiest way to find out what you have is to look at the Windows Start Button in lower left-hand side of your computer screen
- If your Windows Start button is round and blue with a Windows flag in it, you have MS Vista or Windows 7. See instructions below on how to find out if you have 64 bit or 62 bit Vista/Windows 7.
- If your Start button is rectangular, green and the word Start is white then you have MS XP.
- If your Start button is rectangular, gray and the word Start is black then you have MS 2000, ME or 98 (doesn't matter which one you have).
Finding out if you have 32bit or 64bit Vista/Windows 7
- Click on the Start Button (big round thing in the lower left corner).
- Click on Control Panel, usually on the right hand side and third menu item from the bottom.
- Click on Classic View in the upper left Hand Corner once you're in Control Panel.
- Look for an icon called System on the right hand side of Control Panel and double click on it .
- Read down the System Page until you see System Type.