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Windows 7: 64-bit


16 Jun 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
64-bit

Hello!

Okay, so for about a few months ago, I had bad memory, and got several of BSODs trying to get 64-bit. Now I have good RAM!

So is there anything special to do before I change from 32-bit to 64-bit?
I'm going to install it on a Solid State Drive.
Oh, and, on my HDD, I have World of Warcraft, will I need to reinstall this? My friends say I do not have to.

Cheers,
FredeGail

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16 Jun 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Hello!

Okay, so for about a few months ago, I had bad memory, and got several of BSODs trying to get 64-bit. Now I have good RAM!

So is there anything special to do before I change from 32-bit to 64-bit?
I'm going to install it on a Solid State Drive.
Oh, and, on my HDD, I have World of Warcraft, will I need to reinstall this? My friends say I do not have to.

Cheers,
FredeGail
When changing from 32bit>>>64bit you must do a clean install and re-install the apps.
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16 Jun 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

A clean install is just a delete of the partitions & format the drive you want Windows on, right?

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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16 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Plenty of information here:

32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

When you've installed the 64-bit version of Windows you'll find you have two Programs folders:

1. Program Files, which is the default location for any 64-bit software you install.

2. Program Files (x86), which is the default location for any 32-bit software you install.

You will also find you have two versions of Internet Explorer: a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version.
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16 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
A clean install is just a delete of the partitions & format the drive you want Windows on, right?

Best Regards,
FredeGail
Use Windows to delete your old partitions and create new ones. Windows will automatically format the partition you install it to, other partitions will need a quick format before you can use them.
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16 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Can't tell if you have 32-bit currently installed on your SSD now or going to install it on a new SSD. So, if you haven't already done so, be sure & change in BIOS from IDE to AHCI for your SSD.
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17 Jun 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
Answering questions

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Plenty of information here:

32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

When you've installed the 64-bit version of Windows you'll find you have two Programs folders:

1. Program Files, which is the default location for any 64-bit software you install.

2. Program Files (x86), which is the default location for any 32-bit software you install.

You will also find you have two versions of Internet Explorer: a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version.
Will that make me able to install 32-bit applications?
If I delete both my disks, could I just take a backup of my HDD and then copy over again after the installation?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
A clean install is just a delete of the partitions & format the drive you want Windows on, right?

Best Regards,
FredeGail
Use Windows to delete your old partitions and create new ones. Windows will automatically format the partition you install it to, other partitions will need a quick format before you can use them.
Also my HDD? My HDD is the disk I do not want to install Windows on. All it contains is a game

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GARoss View Post
Can't tell if you have 32-bit currently installed on your SSD now or going to install it on a new SSD. So, if you haven't already done so, be sure & change in BIOS from IDE to AHCI for your SSD.
I want to install it on the same SSD. Why set to ACHI if I may ask? My brother has IDE on his SSD, and he is running 64-bit

All cool responds! Keep 'em coming!
Cheers,
FredeGail
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17 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Plenty of information here:

32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

When you've installed the 64-bit version of Windows you'll find you have two Programs folders:

1. Program Files, which is the default location for any 64-bit software you install.

2. Program Files (x86), which is the default location for any 32-bit software you install.

You will also find you have two versions of Internet Explorer: a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version.
Will that make me able to install 32-bit applications?
If I delete both my disks, could I just take a backup of my HDD and then copy over again after the installation?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post

Use Windows to delete your old partitions and create new ones. Windows will automatically format the partition you install it to, other partitions will need a quick format before you can use them.
Also my HDD? My HDD is the disk I do not want to install Windows on. All it contains is a game

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GARoss View Post
Can't tell if you have 32-bit currently installed on your SSD now or going to install it on a new SSD. So, if you haven't already done so, be sure & change in BIOS from IDE to AHCI for your SSD.
I want to install it on the same SSD. Why set to ACHI if I may ask? My brother has IDE on his SSD, and he is running 64-bit

All cool responds! Keep 'em coming!
Cheers,
FredeGail
1. Yes, you will be able to run 32-bits application just fine.
2. The hard drive that contains WoW, you don't need to format it but be aware that if you are running from that HDD right now and then install Windows on the SSD, while the current HDD is plugged, you will create a dual-boot. This is not dangerous. You can use EasyBCD to remove the entry and put the x64 Windows 7 the main Windows to boot to.
3. ACHI gives off better performance when running on a SSD.
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17 Jun 2011   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You received an excellent link and excellent advice from SeaVixen.

this is not meant to reflect negatively upon others, but rather as a strong second to SeaVixen's advice
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17 Jun 2011   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Installed 64-bit!
It's working great!

A bit buggy in the very first boot, but I installed all the performance updates, and seems to run greatly.

Reputation for all of you posting in my topic!,
FredeGail
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