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Windows 7: Windows XP 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit

15 Feb 2010   #11

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

No, You will not be able to do an in place upgrade from 32 to will need to do a clean install..

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15 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

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I have Windows XP 32-bit and I want to perform clean install of Windows 7 64-bit. I have one hard drive with two partitions. If I install Windows 7 64-bit on one, am I going to lose data from another partition? Will changing from 32-bit OS to 64-bit OS affect on some files (Am I going to be able to open all my files, without any errors)?

Any help will be appreciated!!!
Do you have two partitions for one OS? Meaning are you installing os on one and have saved data on the other? And you are concerned that you will lose the data in the second partition. As long as you do not format the wrong partition you will not.
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15 Feb 2010   #13

Windows XP

Thanks a lot...
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16 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AIV View Post
I downloaded Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and checked compatibility with Windows 7 64-bit version and everything passed the test(everything has green colour). Does that mean that all of my drivers are 64-bit compatible?
No, it means you can run a 64 bit OS on your system . Drivers are more or less an
afterthought with the most important being your ethernet driver. If you can`t get to the net you can`t dload drivers. But you can still use your XP drive to do that but don`t fret too much, as mentioned, W7 does a great job.
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17 Feb 2010   #15

Windows 7

Only thing currently on the market that can handle a XP 32bit to Win7 64bit is Zinstall XP7.
It restores the XP stuff, apps included, after you install Win7 - so it works even if you discover the "all my apps are lost" part after the upgrade.
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