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I am trying to debug a problem with biber not being available. I know it's not in 64bit. So I need to find out what the machine's installation of MiKTeX has.

  • Well, great! I just found out that it's 64bit. It seems ProTeXT in all it's wisdom installs 64bit version of MiKTeX!!! That's the last time I'm using that – Andriy Drozdyuk Feb 21 '14 at 19:15
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    One option: if the miktex path is C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9 then it's 32-bit and if its C:\Program Files\miktex 2.9 then it's 64-bit miktex. Related How can one install biber on miktex 64-bit? and MikTeX x86 vs MikTeX x86_64 – texenthusiast Feb 21 '14 at 19:46
  • Thanks, you should make this into an answer. It is indeed true, that paths are different and reflect the architecture type. – Andriy Drozdyuk Feb 21 '14 at 19:52
  • Please self answer (as its acceptable) since you already found the answer first and add some of my details if you wish. – texenthusiast Feb 21 '14 at 19:54
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Few notes here:

  1. If the miktex path is C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9 then it's 32-bit and if its C:\Program Files\miktex 2.9 then it's 64-bit miktex
  2. ProTeXt, at present, installs 64bit version of MikTeX. (The version of MiKTeX being installed is visible during the setup procedure). So I suggest not using it if you need specific version of MiKTeX. Instead go directly to http://www.miktex.org/

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