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Windows 7: Moving .ini files from Windows Seven 32-bit to 64-bit

04 Mar 2013   #1
hamneggs

win 7
 
 
Moving .ini files from Windows Seven 32-bit to 64-bit



1. I have a Windows Seven 32-bit system.

2. I am getting a Windows Seven 64-bit system.

3. What's the best way to move/copy program .ini/setup files from the 32-bit system to the 64-bit system?

4. ....or will the .ini files on the 32-bit system work on the 64-bit system?


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04 Mar 2013   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Hamneggs, Most installations create their own 32/64 bit .ini files when they are installed. My experience is that copying the .ini files is not a good idea. Just let the install routines for your programs create the .ini files, most .inf files are used by the install routines to setup the installation for your computer.

Moving to a 64 bit system requires a full install. It is not just a conversion from 32 to 64

My bottom line is don't worry about the .ini files, you will have to install your programs again as your disk will be wiped when you partition and install your windows 7 64bit.

Rich
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05 Mar 2013   #3
hamneggs

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Hamneggs, Most installations create their own 32/64 bit .ini files when they are installed. My experience is that copying the .ini files is not a good idea. Just let the install routines for your programs create the .ini files, most .inf files are used by the install routines to setup the installation for your computer.

Moving to a 64 bit system requires a full install. It is not just a conversion from 32 to 64

My bottom line is don't worry about the .ini files, you will have to install your programs again as your disk will be wiped when you partition and install your windows 7 64bit.

Rich
Thanks for the reply. Excellent points.
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