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Windows 7: Migrating from Windows 7 ultimate 32bit to 64bit help

20 Jul 2012   #1

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Migrating from Windows 7 ultimate 32bit to 64bit help

I've been a 32bit windows 7 user for quite long time and have a lot of softwares installed on my Lenovo g460 laptop. I'm planning to migrate to 64bit windows 7 ultimate OS.

The question is, can i copy/clone my Drive C (where my OS is installed) to my Samsung S2 Portable External Hard Drive to still use my laptop while wiping out my Internal Drive C for a clean install of the 64bit OS? Will there be a conflict on changing Device Drivers to 64bit if booting up using my external drive? is it really possible to still use my laptop while doing a lot of software re-installations.

Helpful and elaborate answers are best appreciated. Thank you.

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21 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16

You can`t use your laptop until your done installing Windows 7 64 bit. Make a disk image of Windows 7 32 bit on your external drive for safe keeping. Then install Windows 7 64 bit to your C: partition. Be sure to format it. Any more questions just ask.

Why would you think you couldn`t use your pc while your doing software installs ??
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