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Windows 7: Win 7 32-bit installed before 64-bit, mistake

03 Feb 2014   #1
dustymars

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Win 7 32-bit installed before 64-bit, mistake

Well, last year I installed the Upgrade version of Windows 7 and lollygagging along without thinking I put the 32-bit in. Now, after several attempts to update my IE10 to IE11 it occurred to me that either something got mangled up with the install or it wants the 64-bit version, so I want to install the 64-bit disk. After reading the bad news for this herein hopefully it is not all that much of a problem and I can recover the stuff already on the drive using the "custom" install. Am I right?

Jeff

P.S., it is my Dell 1545 that had that weird 32-bit Vista on it before making it WIn 7


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03 Feb 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

I always use 32-bit on 4gb of less RAM for better performance. What IE issue concerns you?

However compare the install you did to the one compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
to see how close you came to getting it perfect. You may want to do it over if it can stand a better install. But unless you want to upgrade RAM from 4gb I would still use 32 bit.
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03 Feb 2014   #3
dustymars

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I always use 32-bit on 4gb of less RAM for better performance. What IE issue concerns you?

However compare the install you did to the one compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
to see how close you came to getting it perfect. You may want to do it over if it can stand a better install. But unless you want to upgrade RAM from 4gb I would still use 32 bit.

Not sure but I think it has 4gb, but it is out of sight and out of mind now Will follow your advice later, thanks. The IE problem is simple; the IE 11 Update will not finish, or fails, with some gibberish on the screen, so I figured it was the initial Win 7 setup and not worried since IE10 runs good. Will try a clean reinstall later, yard work beckons After 54 years in the "computer" business stuff like this bores me to tears, so yawing I leave it to the modern gurus for advice.
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03 Feb 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

I avoid IE11 until bugs are worked out. It inteferes with Win7 gadgets which millions rely upon.
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03 Feb 2014   #5
dustymars

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I avoid IE11 until bugs are worked out. It inteferes with Win7 gadgets which millions rely upon.
Wilco.....Tanks
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