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Windows 7: Upgrading to 64bit version

29 Sep 2010   #1
Erich L

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Upgrading to 64bit version

I recently bought a laptop with 8 GB of Ram yet it came with the Windows 7 32bit version. I plan to install the 64 bit version yet since I have a SS want to know what its the best way to do this. Should I delete everything from my SSD first? If so how do I do this? Thanks in advance.

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29 Sep 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

You will need to backup any data you want saved and do a clean install, as you cannot upgrade from 32- to 64-bit. You don't need to delete the SSD. The install will do this for you.

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EDIT ***

Barefoot Kid suggests this first...

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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29 Sep 2010   #3
Erich L

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you Lemur.
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