MS Windows:- Is an executable 32 or 64 bit

Background

Overnight received an issue from GitHub.

 

Issue

Here is the issue.

Textual

Hi. Can you please make EXE file? And write if this is 32-bit or 64-bit utility. Thank you.

 

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Response

Outline

Here are the tools we can use to review a file and determine its bitness.

  1. Marc Ochsenmeier
    • pestudio
  2. SysInternals
    • sigcheck

Marc Ochsenmeier

pestudio

Artifacts

pestudio is available at https://www.winitor.com/download.

Extract

The file is availed as a zip file.

Please extract the file.

Usage

We do not have to install the file, just run it.

Usage – timeWindows – 32-bit
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Explanation
  1. cpu:- 32 bit

 

Usage – timeWindows – 64 -bit
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Explanation
  1. cpu:- 64 bit

 

SysInternals

sigcheck

Artifacts

SysInternal’s sigcheck is available at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sigcheck.

Extract

The file is availed as a zip file.

Please extract the file.

Usage

No need for an install, please go ahead and run.

Usage – timeWindows – 32 bit
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Explanation
  1. MachineType:- 32 bit

 

Usage – timeWindows – 64 bit
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Explanation
  1. MachineType:- 64 bit

 

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