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Windows 7: upgrade from win7 32bit to Win7 64bit

02 Apr 2014   #1
dswaff

Win7 home prem 64bit
 
 
upgrade from win7 32bit to Win7 64bit

I am trying to upgrade from Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit. A tech? instalked a new HDD for me and put Win7 64bit on it. I have another drive that has Win7 32bit on it that I would like to put Win7 64bit on. I have the new 64bit cd and can read directions, I just have no directions to tell me how to do it. The HDD I want to install on has been formatted Win7 32bit, however there is nothing on it of value now so I am ready to do this thing. I have read the directions on how to do a clean install but have no way to know if this would be classed as a clean install. I may not be the brightest bulb on the tree but I am very careful. It's been a few years since I've had the hood up on a computer but I do know my way around inside, even know what some of those things are in there. If there is some one out there that can set me on the right road to do this thing I will certainly appreciate it. Thanks DonS


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02 Apr 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Don, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this going to be installed in another computer, or are you having both hard drives in your current computer to dual boot?

Do you have separate product key number for the second installation?

If it's going to be installed on a separate computer and you have a second key to activate with, then yeah you could do a clean install with it like in the tutorial below.

Clean Install Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Apr 2014   #3
dswaff

Win7 home prem 64bit
 
 
Upgrade

Shawn it;s the same computer and I do have both labels for the 32bit and 64bit,. Two HDD same computer. I'm not sure the tech? I rented was much brighter than I. At this time one drive is formated 32bit (orignal) and one is formatted 64bit (new drive) I want to fornat orignal drive to 64bit. Both drives are in the same case. DonS
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03 Apr 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you will be basically dual booting both Windows 7s.

It's pretty much the same steps to clean install, but leave both hard drives connected, and do the clean install on the hard drive you wanted to replace with 64-bit.
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03 Apr 2014   #5
dswaff

Win7 home prem 64bit
 
 
Thanks

I really appreciate your help that cleared up all my doubts. Thanks so much. DonS
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03 Apr 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Don.
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