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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   #1
zabachi

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

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. I didnt knw if my computer was compatible with 64 bit so i decided to use 32 bit. Later i found out that my computer was compatible withe 64 bit and when i checked the sytem i saw that of my 8gb ram only 2.66gb was usable. Now i want to change to 64 bit. Is it possible. Thanks in advance to all help and i appreciate your efforts!


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03 Sep 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Yes
You must make a clean install, with the DVD.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips
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03 Sep 2011   #3
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.

& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Can you make 32 & 64 bit disks with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk app?
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03 Sep 2011   #4
zabachi

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Sorry the windows 7 was already pre installed and not on a DVD.
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03 Sep 2011   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You can get the CD for cost (or maybe free) if you call the computer manufacturer.
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03 Sep 2011   #6
zabachi

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

is there any other way other than getting cd? all i have to do is reinstall windows 7 right? thx for ur help!
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03 Sep 2011   #7
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.


& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Can you make 32 & 64 bit disks with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk app?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zabachi View Post
Sorry the windows 7 was already pre installed and not on a DVD.
Open the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk app, & to see if you have the option.
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03 Sep 2011   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I can just tell you with my Dell, what you buy is what you keep. I had 64 bit Vista and had to stay with it. I bought the Seven DVD ( 64 and 32 bit was included in 2 cd's) so now I have the option
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03 Sep 2011   #9
zabachi

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.



& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Can you make 32 & 64 bit disks with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk app?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zabachi View Post
Sorry the windows 7 was already pre installed and not on a DVD.
Open the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk app, & to see if you have the option.
there is a "recovery media creator" program on my laptop. And it allows me to create recovery media. is that what you are talking about?
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03 Sep 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If the Recovery Media Creator has the option to make 64 bit, you could reinstall with 64 bit.
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