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Windows 7: How to upgrade my windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit?


27 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
How to upgrade my windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit?

I have a laptop that is perfectly compatible with 64-bit (I've verified it and I am very sure). I have installed a 32 bit version of windows 7. Now how to upgrade to 64-bit...? Remember, my installation dvd has no installation files for 64-bit. Please help.. thanks in advance


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27 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

You can`t upgrade to 64 bit. You have to reinstall with a 64 bit installer. Do you have a windows key ?
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27 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

You can't do an upgrade-in-place from any 32 bit version of Windows to a 64 bit version. You'd have to do a clean install.

The main downside to that is whether you have any pre-installed software that you'd like to keep. There would be no practical way to transfer that to the new Windows installation.

You may find this of interest:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

It's aimed at getting a bloatware-free version of Windows, but it will serve in changing to 64 bit.
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