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Windows 7: Stupid question time


16 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Stupid question time

Can you upgrade from 32bit to 64bit windows 7 system ?
ie build x86 7264 to 7600 16384 090710-1945 x64fre client en-us Retail Ultimate
Or does it have to be clean install ?

was wondering as i've never run a x64 bit system before and wanted to have a go at it.

Andy


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16 Jul 2009   #2

Windows Seven 7264 x64
 
 

No. Only clean installation from x32 to x64.
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16 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Andy,

The only way to go from 32-bit to 64-bit (or vice-versa) is with a clean install.
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16 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks guys, I thought that TBH just wanted a second opinion before I cocked it up

Andy
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16 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome, Andy.
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16 Jul 2009   #6

 

But you can always use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer your files and settings just not your programs. Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
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16 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ricky View Post
No. Only clean installation from x32 to x64.
i even have had to burn an iso to dvd in order to install bcuz x64 iso were unpacking to my hard disk wit' errors always on x86 windows (i wanted to run setup from another partition)
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16 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
But you can always use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer your files and settings just not your programs. Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
Ah Yes! forgot about doing that think thats what i'll do.
another question now is there as much support out there for x64 bit as there is for x32 bit ?

MrAleX: Think i'll do that too just in case!!

Andy
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