How do I know if my computer can run the 64-bit version of NVivo?

To install the 64-bit version of NVivo, you must have a 64-bit version of Microsoft's Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system.

What’s the difference between a 32-bit and a 64-bit version of NVivo? 

Newer computers often have 64-bit processors (CPUs), which allow software to access larger amounts of memory (RAM) than older 32-bit processors.

The 64-bit version of NVivo can utilize this extra memory, allowing more effective use of your computer’s resources when memory demand is high. The 64-bit version of NVivo requires the 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.

The 32-bit version of NVivo can operate on a wider range of operating systems (including 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 and 64-bit Windows 10).

To find out if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system:

Windows 10

  1. Click on the Windows Start menu and type System.
  2. Click ‘System Control Panel’ in the search results displayed.

Basic information about your computer will be displayed.
Under the System section of the screen you will find the System Type.

Windows 8

  1. Click on the Windows Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Security
  4. Click System. Basic information about your computer will be displayed.

Under the System section of the screen you will find the System Type.

Windows 7

  1. Click on the Windows Start button.
  2. Click Computer.
  3. Click on System Properties in the Menu bar at the top left hand side of the current screen. Basic information about your computer will be displayed.

Under the System section of the screen you will find the System Type.

Note: If you’re currently using a 32-bit version of NVivo, and you choose to install the 64-bit version, you must deactivate and uninstall NVivo prior to installing the new version. 64-bit version, you must deactivate and uninstall NVivo prior to installing the new version.  

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