Although I'm presently running with Win 7 32bit I want to move to Win 7 64bit. I have the upgrade disks (both 32 & 64 bit) I purchased to upgrade from Vista. I now realise I'll have to re-install Vista before I can then try the Win 7 64bit upgrade.
So far I've tried booting my machine with the Vista recovery disk I have from the OEM, and at the point of "install" (when it came to the point of re-installing Vista)swapped it for the Win 7 64bit. I then hit the buffers with the install procedure not recognizing the drivers for the CD/DVD drive ........ which I found has an enormous thread all by itself on this site.
I do have 2 other external drives (J: and L: ) and a partition on the disk K:, for users and data; will I need to copy the contents of the disk to one of these ??
- Has anyone any experience of using upgrade disks to move from Vista 32bit to Win 7 64bit?
- Will this difficulty with the unrecognized CD/DVD drive be a showstopper ?
- Can the upgrade from Vista 32bit to Win 7 64bit actually be done?
- Is there a tutorial for this type of upgrade?