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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect: Restore Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit?


12 Jul 2011   #1

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Macrium Reflect: Restore Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit?

Just wondering if it would be possible to backup a Windows 7 32bit system, install a Windows 7 64bit system then restore the 32bit to the 64bit system?

Simon

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12 Jul 2011   #2

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

NO -- a clean install is required to move from one to the other. IF you restore an MR backup over an install, it replaces the entire contents of the partition. So basically, you would be going back to the version that you saved to backup.
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12 Jul 2011   #3

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

IF your backup contained only data files, then yes, you could restore those files. You would not be able to restore any system files or any installed apps. However, I believe MR only makes image backups so you wouldn't be able to do it, you would need a backup program that can do individual folders/files.
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12 Jul 2011   #4

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Shame

Pretty much what I thought but still a pity. Thought I'd found an easy way to migrate from 32 bit to 64.

Thanks all.
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