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Windows 7: win 7 installation query

20 Mar 2012   #1
vawii

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
win 7 installation query

just want to ask ...
i know i can install win 7 32 bit on 64 bit operating system ..but can i install win 7 64 bit on 32 bit operatiing system ???? if no then whats the reason ?????


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20 Mar 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Nope, you cant. The hardware isnt designed for it.
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20 Mar 2012   #3
vawii

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Nope, you cant. The hardware isnt designed for it.
hardware isnt designed for what is i have 32 bit operating system with 4 gb of ram then ??????
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20 Mar 2012   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vawii View Post
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Nope, you cant. The hardware isnt designed for it.
hardware isnt designed for what is i have 32 bit operating system with 4 gb of ram then ??????
The path the data takes is not capable of carrying 64 bits, Doesn't matter how much ram you have (in fact 32 bit can only manage ~3.25 while 64 bit can manage up to 192 GB) Read here


32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions
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20 Mar 2012   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vawii View Post
just want to ask ...
i know i can install win 7 32 bit on 64 bit operating system ..but can i install win 7 64 bit on 32 bit operatiing system ???? if no then whats the reason ?????
Is the PC you are asking about a 32 bit PC?
Or is it a PC that currently has a 32 bit operating system?
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20 Mar 2012   #6
vawii

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vawii View Post
just want to ask ...
i know i can install win 7 32 bit on 64 bit operating system ..but can i install win 7 64 bit on 32 bit operatiing system ???? if no then whats the reason ?????
Is the PC you are asking about a 32 bit PC?
Or is it a PC that currently has a 32 bit operating system?
32 bit PC sir....
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20 Mar 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

All 64-bit hardware requires 64-bit drivers, which you cannot install on a 32-bit system.

32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...sked-questions

However, you can install 32-bit software on a 64-bit operating system.

32-bit software will default to Program Files (x86) whilst 64-bit software will default to Program files.

If you want the full benefit of 4GB of RAM you need to install a 64-bit operating system.

A computer with a 64-bit processor can run either a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...64-bit-windows

If you want to run older programs and 16-bit software on a 64-bit system you can use emulation software such as Virtual PC and XP Mode providing you have the Professional version of Windows and upwards.
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20 Mar 2012   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vawii View Post
just want to ask ...
i know i can install win 7 32 bit on 64 bit operating system ..but can i install win 7 64 bit on 32 bit operatiing system ???? if no then whats the reason ?????
You need a 64 Bit capable CPU ( central processing unit ) to run a 64 Bit Operating System.
A CPU commonly referred to as a dual core, quad core etc.

What is your computer model ?
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20 Mar 2012   #9
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vawii View Post
just want to ask ...
i know i can install win 7 32 bit on 64 bit operating system ..but can i install win 7 64 bit on 32 bit operating system ???? if no then whats the reason ?????
I'm not sure what your asking there? If you are talking about switching from 32 bit to 64 bit or vice versa you have to do a clean install. If you are talking about installing the 64 bit version of Windows on hardware that only supports 32 bit then no. Just to clarify that, if the processor is only a 32 bit processor 64 windows will not install. Now if you are just going by the minimum system requirements then maybe it will work. If you have a 64 bit processor but a low amount of RAM and or a small hard drive the installer might refuse to install. You won't know until you try. Even if it works it might be so slow you will wish you hadn't tried it. My old Acer Aspire 5920 only has 3 gigs of RAM and a 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. I'm running 64 bit on it. Its slow compared to my desktop but not painfully so.
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20 Mar 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

You're confusing the OS you have installed with what your processor can run. Most all modern processors are 64 bit which can run either 32- or 64-bit.

What is the make/model of your computer? You can google the specs to see or we will do it for you.
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