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Check if 32 bit or 64 bit processor from command line

How to check processor architecture whether its 32bit or 64bit?
One method is to query the registry from the command line.
Here’s a one liner command line that will check whether the PC processor is 32bit or 64bit.
reg query "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment" | find “ARCHITECTURE”
If the output is something like this:

Then it’s a 64bit, if it shows x86 then it’s a 32 bit.
reg query "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment" | find “IDENTIFIER”
Above query can also identify, the output shows Intel64 for 64bit.
Sample Output: PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIERREG_SZIntel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 10, GenuineIntel

Omitting the find option from the “reg query” command will show quite a few information.
reg query "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment"
This query command works in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. I believe this will also work in Windows s…

Command line query service status

How to query windows service status using command line?
Sc.exe a command line tool for Windows operating system that every Windows admin should know. The Sys Admin is able to query, list, start or stop Windows services using this tool.

Sc.exe command line tool will help to query service status on local computer, remote computers or servers.
Example below shows the command line to query or list the services state that are running.
Query running services:
sc query | findstr /c:" RUNNING"  /c:"SERVICE_NAME"
Sample output:
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING SERVICE_NAME: AntiVirSchedulerService
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING SERVICE_NAME: AntiVirService
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING SERVICE_NAME: AppHostSvc
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING SERVICE_NAME: Appinfo
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING SERVICE_NAME: AudioEndpointBuilder
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING SERVICE_NAME: Audiosrv