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Windows 7: How to change from 32 bit to 64 bit on win 7 when it is compatible

03 Sep 2011   #11
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

If windows was already preinstalled, it was already either 32 bit/64 bit so when and how did it give you the option to choose 32 bit/64 bit? Stop playing games, no OEM gives those kind of options. And if it is some unknown, boutique OEM, I'd like to know their name.

As far as installing 64 bit goes, locate a 64 bit disk, install the same edition that came preinstalled and activate with the sticker key. You'll have to install all drivers and apps afresh.


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03 Sep 2011   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Yes
You must make a clean install, with the DVD.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips
Agreed
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03 Sep 2011   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
And if it is some unknown, boutique OEM, I'd like to know their name.
For example.
Toshiba Notebook L450/L450D
Has 32 bit Windows 7 HP Pre-installed.
Toshiba Recovery Media Creator app will 32 bit.
The in box Recovery Disk is 64 bit.

Fujitsu P2560.
Has 32 bit Windows 7 Pro Pre-installed.
NO Recovery Media Creator app.
The in box Recovery Disks 32 bit, 64 bit Windows 7 Pro & 32 bit Win XP.
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03 Sep 2011   #14
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote:
And if it is some unknown, boutique OEM, I'd like to know their name.
For example.
Toshiba Notebook L450/L450D
Has 32 bit Windows 7 HP Pre-installed.
Toshiba Recovery Media Creator app will 32 bit.
The in box Recovery Disk is 64 bit.

Fujitsu P2560.
Has 32 bit Windows 7 Pro Pre-installed.
NO Recovery Media Creator app.
The in box Recovery Disks 32 bit, 64 bit Windows 7 Pro & 32 bit Win XP.
Ray, OP's talking about settings (read his first post), not disks.
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03 Sep 2011   #15
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote:
And if it is some unknown, boutique OEM, I'd like to know their name.
For example.
Toshiba Notebook L450/L450D
Has 32 bit Windows 7 HP Pre-installed.
Toshiba Recovery Media Creator app will 32 bit.
The in box Recovery Disk is 64 bit.

Fujitsu P2560.
Has 32 bit Windows 7 Pro Pre-installed.
NO Recovery Media Creator app.
The in box Recovery Disks 32 bit, 64 bit Windows 7 Pro & 32 bit Win XP.
Ray, OP's talking about settings (read his first post), not disks.
& the only way is to reinstall with 64 bit.

Quote:
I just got a new laptop and when i started there were a few settings. One of them asked a option to choose either 32 bit windows 7 or 64 bit windows 7.
Which is on the first startup boot install.
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03 Sep 2011   #16
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Startup boot install? On an OEM computer? Any of our cussed Dells, HPs ever given us that option?
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03 Sep 2011   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

We had one before some time ago, OEM manufacturer unknown.
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03 Sep 2011   #18
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
We had one before some time ago, OEM manufacturer unknown.
More likely a rogue whitebox seller. Thats why I asked the OP to tell us what OEM he's talking about.

And irrespective of the credentials of the maker, if he wants to switch to 64 bit, he has to reinstall- either the way the rest of the world does it or through some "custom" way provided by said maker.
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03 Sep 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello zabachi, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


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04 Sep 2011   #20
zabachi

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

When i started the computer for the first time windows started then the first etting was to choose windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit. My friends also said that they did not get such an option before. But my computer was given such an option and i didnt know and now around 5 gb of my ram is not being used. I appreciate all the help.
Thanks!
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