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Windows 7: Upgrade x32 to x64?


24 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 x32
 
 
Upgrade x32 to x64?

Is there any upgrade of 32-bit 7 to 64-bit 7? I've been able to boot from an x64 vhd so I know my machine can handle it, but I notice the 64-bit installer won't run as an upgrade on my 32-bit system - but is there a way to accomplish an upgrade?

Also, anyone know of a plan for a simple upgrade path? I remember upgrading to Windows 95 back in the day and not even contemplating that it should have been difficult to move from a 16-bit to a 32-bit OS. I'd like to take advantage of the memory offered by a 64-bit OS, but I don't relish the thought of a fresh install.

Btw, I'm up for creative solutions like running my current OS in a virtual machine - if there's a way to get that done.

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24 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

No, you can't upgrade 32-bit to 64-bit
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24 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 rtm
 
 

no you can not use 64 bit programs on a 32 bit os
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24 Jan 2009   #4

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdiddy View Post
Is there any upgrade of 32-bit 7 to 64-bit 7? I've been able to boot from an x64 vhd so I know my machine can handle it, but I notice the 64-bit installer won't run as an upgrade on my 32-bit system - but is there a way to accomplish an upgrade?

Also, anyone know of a plan for a simple upgrade path? I remember upgrading to Windows 95 back in the day and not even contemplating that it should have been difficult to move from a 16-bit to a 32-bit OS. I'd like to take advantage of the memory offered by a 64-bit OS, but I don't relish the thought of a fresh install.

Btw, I'm up for creative solutions like running my current OS in a virtual machine - if there's a way to get that done.
You could try this....http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ws-7-beta.html
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24 Jan 2009   #5

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello jdiddy,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

As hethoofd said. You cannot upgrade install any 32 bit windows to 64 bit windows. It requires a clean install.

Gary
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