Discord’s website may download the 32-bit app by default. Here's how to get the 64-bit version

You shouldn't be using incompatible 32-bit Discord App on Windows 11

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Discord users, if you are downloading the app from the official website, please keep in mind. While Discord itself supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions, the website might be offering the 32-bit version by default. This can cause issues if you’re running a 64-bit system, which is most common on modern computers.

Discord website defaults to downloading a 32-bit app for Windows

If you visit the Discord website and try to download the client for Windows, you’ll get the 32-bit version. You can check this by opening the Task Manager after installing Discord.

But, by now, most users will be using 64-bit Windows rather than 32-bit Windows. The 32-bit version of Discord won’t function optimally on a 64-bit Windows system. You might experience performance issues and instability, or the app might not work at all.

How to download the 64-bit version of Discord for Windows 10/11

First, ensure you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. To do this, right-click on ‘This PC’ and select ‘Properties’. Under ‘Device Specifications’, check the ‘System type’

Note: Windows 10 is the last version to support a 32-bit processor. Windows 11 does not support 32-bit systems.

After confirming that you have 64-bit Windows, note that while the Discord website may default to the 32-bit version, it actually offers both versions. Here is the official link to download the 64-bit version of Discord for Windows 10/11.


If you have mistakenly downloaded the 32-bit version, you can simply uninstall it and then download and install the correct 64-bit version from the link provided above.

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