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Windows 7: Upgrading to 64bit

05 Oct 2009   #11

Win 7 Ultimate x64 & x86

That's one of those decisions you have to make. Would it be easier for me to do it right the first time, or have someone fark it up and then you spend 500% more time correcting the problem.

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05 Oct 2009   #12

Win 7 Ultimate x64 & x86

Update: I used the transfer wizard going from 32bit to 64bit and no problems. I thought it would also transfer all the programs too, but on the first try it did not. Going to go the custom route this time and see if transferring all program files and program data will do the trick. If not, it's no big deal, I only have Office, Photoshop, Firefox and a few other programs.
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05 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 x64 finally!

Perry, Easy Transfer will not transfer the programs. It can transfer settings that are in the User's profile (or Documents and Settings in XP), but you have to reinstall the programs themselves. So, I would do both what you did: run transfer wizard and reinstall the programs.
Good luck
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05 Oct 2009   #14

Win 7 Ultimate x64 & x86

Yep, that's what it looks like Wally. Oh well, at least it should retain some of my settings I hope.

I'm very grateful that going from 32bit to 64 bit you can use the transfer wizard as it will at lease "appear" the same to my lovely wife. Desktops, and the such seem to be the same, but the programs are missing.

I also seem to be missing the quick launch buttons, but I know that is hidden someplace and should be able to get it back.

Thanks to everyone for the help!
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