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Windows 7: Upgrading from win 7 32 bit to 64 bit

02 Sep 2013   #1
Jayjay291077

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Upgrading from win 7 32 bit to 64 bit

hi folks wondering if you can help me, having a slight issue, just purchased rome total war 2 and decided that i need to pop some more ram into my pc, already have 4g of ram, but as i only have a 32bit install of windows it wont reckonised anymore than 4g

so if i want to put more ram in then will need to upgrade to a 64bit verison, thinking of the best way to do this. as from what ive read i will need to do a clean install of windows. so it will wipe my c drive.

my thinking and please correct me if im wrong is why not buy either a small HDD just for windows, say 50g or something, install 64 on there and then delete the 32 bit version. but i think that this would throw out everything saved on my current c drive such as games etc? or buy a ssd just for windows install

i have 2 1tb drives c & d drives. and would hate to have to do a clean install of my c drive as it would be a nightmare having to reinstall everything

grrrrr

any suggestion or work around on this


many thanks


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02 Sep 2013   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Why would it be a nightmare to reinstall everything? It gives you the chance to get a perfect
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

During such an install after all rounds of Windows Updates are complete with reboots, there is no hurry to reinstall programs. You actually want time in between each to see how it affects performance.

I always take a baseline image after reinstall and Updates, then fall back to a Restore Point if necessary if any performance issues arise after installing each program.

If you stick with the steps in the tutorial (same for retail) you will end up with a perfect install backed up by an image you can use in place of ever having to reinstall again.
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