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Windows 7: HP Upgrade 32bit and 64bit

18 Nov 2009   #1
Kennedy

Windows 7 x64 HP
 
 
HP Upgrade 32bit and 64bit

Hey.

I hear the Home premium upgrade comes with 32bit and 64bit, is this right. and does its come on seperate discs?

also will upgrade still keep my games my videos and music etc with just simply installing it.


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18 Nov 2009   #2
Goldlexus

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

yes to both ?'s
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18 Nov 2009   #3
skippyhdog

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Rule #1 when trying to upgrade OS, even with an awesome OS like Windows 7.
BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP
Better to be safe than sorry
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18 Nov 2009   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi Kennedy, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Normally a retail version of Windows includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. You can choose which one you install and activate, you can not use both. The activation key included is the same for both versions. The 64-bit can only be installed if your system supports it.

If you are currently running XP, you have to do a clean install and reinstall all your software. You can use windows Easy Transfer to copy your personal files and folders from XP to Seven.

If you are running Vista, you can also do an upgrade install. It updates your Vista system, keeping your software, files and folders intact. You can upgrade a 32-bit Vista only with a 32-bit Seven and a 64-bit only with 64-bit.

Kari
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18 Nov 2009   #5
Kennedy

Windows 7 x64 HP
 
 

Thanks
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19 Nov 2009   #6
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kennedy View Post
Hey.

I hear the Home premium upgrade comes with 32bit and 64bit, is this right. and does its come on seperate discs?

also will upgrade still keep my games my videos and music etc with just simply installing it.
First question: Yes
Second question: It depends....
If you are using 32 bit and want to stay 32 bit or you use 64 bit and want to stay 64 bit then the answer is yes.

If you are using 32 bit and want to upgrade to 64 bit then no....to upgrade from x86(32 bit) to x64(64 bit) (or visa versa) requires a clean install. choose custom and then clean install. You must re-install your programs and games although you can use Windows Easy Transfer to move your configuration files, documents, and music so you just have to do a default install of your programs. You can also find your documents, files, music and pictures in the Windows.old directory after the install.

x64 is rock solid and these forums will assist you with any issues after you upgrade. I would make sure your machine is x64 compatible and check in the gaming threads for game issues prior to upgrade but it is worth it if you plan to do any video/audio editing. x64 is the future and it never hurts to be prepared.
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02 Jan 2010   #7
Deano1903

Windows 7
 
 

[QUOTE=bobtran;390424]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kennedy View Post

If you are using 32 bit and want to upgrade to 64 bit then no....to upgrade from x86(32 bit) to x64(64 bit) (or visa versa) requires a clean install. choose custom and then clean install.
Hi bob,

fist time poster here, and i am after some help in possible please. I have just installed Windows 7 Home Premium. I was running Vista 32 bit and wanted to change to Windows 7 64 bit.

So, when it came to install, i selected custom. But after that i didn't have a choice if to install 32 or 64 bit. I know my system can take 64 bit as i have checked.

What happens is.......

I insert disk, windows 7 Install now. So i click that......

it goes through a few other little things (license agreement, etc)

then, it asks me where i want to install Windows.....

I choose C drive then it says windows is installing.

Nothing about choosing 32 or 64 bit.

Can you help please, the only reason i got W7 is to change to 64 bit.
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02 Jan 2010   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What does your Windows 7 Install Disc say on it?
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02 Jan 2010   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

32-bit and 64-bit versions come on separate DVD's. If you start installation from a 32-bit disk, it installs a 32-bit Windows.

To install a 64-bit version you have to install it from 64-bit disk.

Kari
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02 Jan 2010   #10
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
32-bit and 64-bit versions come on separate DVD's. If you start installation from a 32-bit disk, it installs a 32-bit Windows.

To install a 64-bit version you have to install it from 64-bit disk.

Kari
Actually it depends on who it comes from. We got our free Windows 7 Upgrade Disk from Toshiba and it has both 32bit and 64bit on the same DVD.


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