The basic idea is that to use a 64-bit version of Eclipse, you
must have a 64-bit JVM and an operating system that will support
64-bit applications. When in doubt, choose the 32-bit version
of Eclipse, it is more likely to work than the 64-bit
32-bit or 64-bit?
- Windows 8: Oddly, Microsoft does not appear to have instructions for how to determine
if Windows 8 is 32-bit. Instead, see
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/windows-8-64-bit-32-bit.htm for details
- Windows 7 or Vista: "Start", then right click on
"Computer", then click on "Properties". Under System, you
should see the system type. The 64-bit version of Windows 7 will
say "64-bit Operating System". See
- Windows XP: "Start", then right click on "My Computer",
and then click on "Properties". Under "System", if you see "x64
Edition", then you are running a 64-bit version of Windows. If "x64
Edition" is not listed, then you are running a 32-bit version of Windows.
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