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OS Architecture (32 or 64 bit) using PowerShell

Today we are going to discuss about 4 ways to find OS architecture using PowerShell and check if it is 32 or 64 BIT operating system:

  1. Using Environment Variables: $Env or [System.Environment]

    First approach I’m going to demonstrate here is using the Environment variables, so

    OS Architecture using PowerShell

  2. Using Get-WMIObject or Get-CIMInstance cmdlets

    PowerShell can also be used to query this information from WMI or CIM classes like Win32_OperatingSystem , CIM_OperatingSystem , Win32_Processor

    OS Architecture using PowerShell

  3. Using Native CMD commands: wmic

    We can also use native commands in PowerShell like: wmic in the following example

    OS Architecture using PowerShell

  4. Using System.IntPtr type

    Finally, fourth and last approach is using .Net type System.IntPtr, which is an integer whose size is platform-specific. Either 4 or 8.
    That means, if we use [System.IntPtr]::Size it will then return platform architecture type in Bytes (1 Byte = 8 Bits) so 8 byte is equals to 8*8 = 64 Bits.

    OS Architecture using PowerShell

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