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Windows 7: Went from Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit.

27 Aug 2011   #1
the prestige

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Went from Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit.

With no real issues.

Will I have any issues if I upgrade to Windows 7 64?

My computer came with Vista 32bit


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27 Aug 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It more than likely can do x64 without knowing something about your hardware no one can be certain. Most chips made since the introduction of vista do support 64 bit though. The only real question is if your cpu runs 64 bit instructions or not.
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28 Aug 2011   #3
Jerryw

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit
 
 

Hi
You can download CPU-Z from here CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting it will tell you if it is 32 bit or 64 bit
in the instructions line if it has EM64T it is a 64 BIT CPU intel ,if its an amd chip it will have somthing like 32_64 bit it will be a 64 bit chip.
Its hard to remember the right numbers for the Amd chip if you do not see 64 it is not a 64 bit chip
Good Luck
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28 Aug 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the prestige View Post
With no real issues.

Will I have any issues if I upgrade to Windows 7 64?

My computer came with Vista 32bit
WIN + PAUSE/BREAK keycombo | System section (main pane)


WIN is the key with the wavy microsoft flag on top.
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28 Aug 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the prestige View Post
With no real issues.

Will I have any issues if I upgrade to Windows 7 64?

My computer came with Vista 32bit
How do I tell if my computer can run a 64-bit version of Windows?

To run a 64-bit version of Windows, your computer must have a 64-bit-capable processor. To find out if your processor is 64-bit-capable in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, do the following:
  1. Open Performance Information and Tools by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type Performance Information and Tools, and then, in the list of results, click Performance Information and Tools.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • In Windows 7, click View and print detailed performance and system information.
    • In Windows Vista, click View and print details.
  3. In the System section, you can see what type of operating system you're currently running under System type, and whether or not you can run a 64-bit version of Windows under 64-bit capable. (If your computer is already running a 64-bit version of Windows, you won't see the 64-bit capable listing.)
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28 Aug 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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28 Aug 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello the prestige, welcome to Seven Forums!



There is no upgrade path from 32-bit to 64-bit Windows, it will have to be a clean install and the best way forward, after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, is to do a wipe secure erase of the entire Hard Disk Drive and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

You will have to reinstall all the programs/apps that you use as they integrate themselves into the Windows registry and are not moveable from one Windows installation to another so be sure to save the program installers and the product activation keys where applicable.
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30 Aug 2011   #9
the prestige

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

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30 Aug 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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