A Windows Process generally runs In the background, performing tasks dedicated to the objective of the program or service that's responsible for It's execution. Each Process Is assigned a unique PID (Process ID), that can help with debugging and troubleshooting purposes, and operates In either a 32-bit or 64-bit environment. It's Important to Identify It's architecture, so In this tutorial, I will show you how to check If a Process Is running as a 32 or 64-bit.
Before I begin, this Is on the grounds that you have the 64-bit architecture of Windows Installed- as this supports both 32-bit & 64-bit applications/processes, hence either of the two could be running In the background. A 32-bit version of Windows, can only run 32-bit processes, thus there's no point In checking.
So what's the purpose of Identifying the process architecture? Well, perhaps you're planning to upgrade a particular Installed application, or wish to download one that's similar In nature. If the application Is running at It's optimal state without loss of functionality, sticking to the current architecture, makes perfect sense.
As such, I will demonstrate how to check your running processes, by using the good old Windows Task Manager. It's a very straightforward procedure, yet a few parts are unbeknownst to some advanced users. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.