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Windows 7: 32 bit to 64 bit

16 Dec 2013   #1

windows 7
 
 
32 bit to 64 bit

I've always use 32 bit Windows system and 4g of memory , Can I switch over to a 64 bit ?
I have the full ver. of Windows 7

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, 3000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1009, 4/9/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.25 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.68 GB
Total Virtual Memory 6.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.66 GB
Page File Space 3.25 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

My mother board is able to run both 32 or 64 bit , Do I just wipe the drive out ? Can I keep anything I have now like my EI 10,Firefox and any programs? I just want to be able to go over the 4g memory max .
I can go more with 4 slots.


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16 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You need to do a Clean Install, no upgrade possible.

Make sure you save your data first, then: How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
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16 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The difference between a 32 bit and 64 bit OS is much more than just 32 bits. Internally they are really very different, so different that Microsoft deemed an upgrade as impractical. A clean install of the OS and all applications is necessary.
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16 Dec 2013   #4
whs

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I don't think that you will a get a lot more out of the 64bit. With 4GBs it is no worth the hassle - I think. I ran both.
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16 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

The last line of inkslingers post has this:

I just want to be able to go over the 4g memory max .
I can go more with 4 slots.

That is why he wants to move to 64 bit.

Could he do a parallel install that would put the 32 bit install in windows.old? That makes it real easy to access personal data, favorites, etc after the install of 64 bit.
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16 Dec 2013   #6
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

He could also make an image of his current system and mount that in the new system. Easiest with the wbadmin command.

WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:F: -include:C:

Where F is the external disk to which the image is written.
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19 Dec 2013   #7

windows 7
 
 

Will I installed Windows Ultimate 7 64 bit over 32 bit runs find ! Going over my old window folders to see what I can transfer over and deleting the ones I can't , now I'm picking my full 4 gb and will add another 4 later {befor 32 bit will only use 3.95 gb} and add a 1 tar bite drive.
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