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X86-based PC ?

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Can someone please tell me how to find out if my PC is 64 bit compatible?  In "system type" (in system information) all it says is X86-based PC.  The research I've done on the web indicates I should be able to tell if it's 32 or 64 bit by finding the "system type".


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  • Post your Dell model number and we can most of the time tell you. Most systems built within the last 3 yrs are 64 bit capable.

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  • It is a Inspiron DCSLF.  Purchased in '08.

    I wanted to upgrade to Win 7 and when I put the 64 bit disc in, it said something about not being compatible.

    Thank you.

  • Have you tried running the Microsoft  Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor? -> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15&displaylang=en      That should give you some insight.




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  • Thanks, but this didn't seem to help, it dealt more with upgrades and such.


    I went ahead and proceeded with the 32 bit installation disc since I'd been waiting to do this for a while and this weekend I finally had time.  But I'd still like to know if I'm missing out on 64 bit if my PC can handle it.


    I would still like an answer to my original question though if anyone can help me find it.



  •   ddrumin

    The DCSLF/530s does support 64-bit operating systems, for this model Dell supports Vista 64-bit, but has no drivers, or support available for Windows 7.

    See HERE and more info, HERE <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>



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