Curious about what 32-bit and 64-bit means when it comes to Windows?
Let Microsoft help you out with a series of frequently asked questions about the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows:
What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows?
The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer’s processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system.