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Windows 7: upgrading to 64


14 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7 7600 x64
 
 
upgrading to 64

hi , i don't know if this is a silly question
> is it possible to "upgrade" win 7 from 32 to 64 ?! can i do this in anyway but without formatting my system ..!!


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14 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No. You cannot upgrade any 32 bit system to a 64 bit system. That move requires a clean install.
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14 Sep 2009   #3

windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
No. You cannot upgrade any 32 bit system to a 64 bit system. That move requires a clean install.
thank you for your time and help
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15 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

However, I believe you can do easy transfer to back up data and settings, to save you from reconfiguring your apps again.
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15 Sep 2009   #5

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikkeli View Post
However, I believe you can do easy transfer to back up data and settings, to save you from reconfiguring your apps again.
Yes, I've done it several times and it works.

Ken
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15 Sep 2009   #6

windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikkeli View Post
However, I believe you can do easy transfer to back up data and settings, to save you from reconfiguring your apps again.
Hmm. Interesting ,
can you or anyone else
talk a little bit about this point and how to achieve it ..
pls , even in tiny steeps

thanks again
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15 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ether View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikkeli View Post
However, I believe you can do easy transfer to back up data and settings, to save you from reconfiguring your apps again.
Hmm. Interesting ,
can you or anyone else
talk a little bit about this point and how to achieve it ..
pls , even in tiny steeps

thanks again
What I have done is move all my files and folders to the desktop prior to the upgrade, Then do the New clean upgrade, then look for windows.old in the C: directory tree and find you files and folders where you put them before the upgrade usually users-your_user_name-desktop, now move them where you want them to be and reinstall your applications. I also export all favorites, bookmarks, contacts, and emails before the upgrade and place them on the desktop. I haven't had any luck getting my pictures,music, etc back after the upgrade if they are left in the "My Music, My Pictures, My Documents, etc" which is why I recommend moving them to the desktop and not using the system default folders. Best of luck, I have been much happier on x64 and I have found all the drivers required to run my peripherals.
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15 Sep 2009   #8

windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ether View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikkeli View Post
However, I believe you can do easy transfer to back up data and settings, to save you from reconfiguring your apps again.
Hmm. Interesting ,
can you or anyone else
talk a little bit about this point and how to achieve it ..
pls , even in tiny steeps

thanks again
What I have done is move all my files and folders to the desktop prior to the upgrade, Then do the New clean upgrade, then look for windows.old in the C: directory tree and find you files and folders where you put them before the upgrade usually users-your_user_name-desktop, now move them where you want them to be and reinstall your applications. I also export all favorites, bookmarks, contacts, and emails before the upgrade and place them on the desktop. I haven't had any luck getting my pictures,music, etc back after the upgrade if they are left in the "My Music, My Pictures, My Documents, etc" which is why I recommend moving them to the desktop and not using the system default folders. Best of luck, I have been much happier on x64 and I have found all the drivers required to run my peripherals.
i can see clearly now
thank you for your help and support
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15 Sep 2009   #9

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Ether, check out the tutoual on Windows Easy Transfer on this site. covers it pretty well.

Ken
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16 Sep 2009   #10

windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
Ether, check out the tutoual on Windows Easy Transfer on this site. covers it pretty well.

Ken
thank you ken ,, i'll check it now
btw i can do it easily with the previous posts ,but first i have to buy win x64
or do s.t about it to get it

thanx again mR.kEn and all good ppl here ..
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