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Windows 7: Installing 64 bit to New Hard Drive from upgrade disk


12 Feb 2012   #1

 
 
Installing 64 bit to New Hard Drive from upgrade disk

I currently have Win 7 Home 32 bit installed. I will be upgrading my system and using a new Sata hard drive.
I would like to install my Win 7 retail upgrade disk [ the 64 bit version ] on the new drive.
Can I do this? If so what would be the easiest way to retain all information from my current 32 bit drive?


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12 Feb 2012   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrgooch View Post
I currently have Win 7 Home 32 bit installed. I will be upgrading my system and using a new Sata hard drive.
I would like to install my Win 7 upgrade disk [ the 64 bit version ] on the new drive.
Can I do this? If so what would be the easiest way to retain all information from my current 32 bit drive?
When changing from 32 bit to 64 you MUST do a clean install and therefor have to re-install the apps.

Upgrade disk? Not full redial, or OEM?
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12 Feb 2012   #3

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Yes, you can do it.

"Information". What "information"???

The Windows "information" will be wiped out, bye bye.

Your personal files "information" needs to be backed up before you begin.
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12 Feb 2012   #4

 
 

I have the retail disks 32 and 64 bit. I upgraded from Win XP.
I will be redoing my entire computer,motherboard,cpu,memory hard drive DVD drive.
My current Hard drive is IDE.
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12 Feb 2012   #5

 
 

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12 Feb 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrgooch View Post
I have the retail disks 32 and 64 bit. I upgraded from Win XP.
I will be redoing my entire computer,motherboard,cpu,memory hard drive DVD drive.
My current Hard drive is IDE.
Great so You are going to do a clean install to an empty drive. My concern is stil what version of win 7 you have. (full retail, oem, upgrade.)
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12 Feb 2012   #7

 
 

I tried doing a clean install of my current hard drive and I was not able to see the option to Format so I cancelled the install. Why no format option?
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12 Feb 2012   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrgooch View Post
I have the retail disks 32 and 64 bit. I upgraded from Win XP.
I will be redoing my entire computer,motherboard,cpu,memory hard drive DVD drive.
My current Hard drive is IDE.
Great so You are going to do a clean install to an empty drive. My concern is stil what version of win 7 you have. (full retail, oem, upgrade.)
Retail UPGRADE
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12 Feb 2012   #9

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Retail Upgrade is what you need. Good.

You won't see a "format" option per se. Just create the partitions midway into the install. Formatting will be done automatically.
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12 Feb 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mrgooch View Post
I tried doing a clean install of my current hard drive and I was not able to see the option to Format so I cancelled the install. Why no format option?
If you click drive options, format should show up.
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