Checking Windows Versions
Supported Windows Versions
You will need to be running either one of the following version of Windows to follow along :
Your installed Windows can be a 32-bit or 64-bit CPU architecture. You will need to download the right version of the JDK for your Windows computer.
Check if your computer is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows?
Windows 7 and 8
- Open System by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.
- Under System, you can view the system type.
More information on 32-bit vs 64-bit
More information regarding the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit can be found on the [Microsoft website ](http://windows.microsoft.com/en-za/windows/32-bit-and-64-bit-windows#1TC=windows-7.