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Windows 7: Why "System Type" says 32 bit OS?

09 Aug 2009   #1
1gnition

Windows 7
 
 
Why "System Type" says 32 bit OS?

Hello,

I have a 64-bit processor and in "System" it says that the "System Type" is 32-bit Operating System.
How can I change the system to be 64-bit? Do I have to reinstall? I didn't have any choice between 32-bit and 64-bit during the installation.




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09 Aug 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You will have to reinstall the 64bit version..there is no option to select which version you want to install...it assumes that you already know this....
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09 Aug 2009   #3
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

That may be assuming a lot....
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09 Aug 2009   #4
1gnition

Windows 7
 
 

What does it mean the "64bit version"? The 64bit and 32bit are two separate different copies? I thought each copy can install the 32 bit or 64 bit according to the user's choice.

EDIT:
Is worthwhile to reinstall? or is it OK like that?
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09 Aug 2009   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

You have installed a 32-bit version of Windows 7. A 64-bit Windows 7 can legally be found here. As the image taken from that site here shows, you have to choose if you want to download a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7.

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You have to do a clean install, a 32-bit system can not be upgraded to a 64-bit system.

Kari

EDIT: Please remember that free downloads will only be available until August 20, 2009.


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09 Aug 2009   #6
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

First of all you have to download the 64 bit version of Windows 7 and then you have to perform clean Installation. You cant update a 32 bit OS to 64bit OS and vice versa.
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09 Aug 2009   #7
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome 1gnition to seven forums
You will need to download the 64 bit version of the win7 os. And then reinstall that. Good luck to you.
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09 Aug 2009   #8
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1gnition View Post
I thought each copy can install the 32 bit or 64 bit according to the user's choice.
You have to make that kind of DVD by your own.
here is a tutorial for that: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tml#post194511

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1gnition View Post
EDIT:
Is worthwhile to reinstall? or is it OK like that?
It is ok like that. And 32 bit version of the OS is more efficient.
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09 Aug 2009   #9
1gnition

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you all.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by septprince View Post
You have to make that kind of DVD by your own.
here is a tutorial for that: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tml#post194511

It is ok like that. And 32 bit version of the OS is more efficient.
You actually mean it is better to install the 32-bit even if this is a 64-bit processor? Why? Where can I read about that?
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09 Aug 2009   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1gnition View Post
Is worthwhile to reinstall? or is it OK like that?
You only have 1 gig RAM, I see. In my opinion it's definitely better you keep your 32-bit Win7.

Kari
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