Quote: Originally Posted by FreddyC
if I do decide to upgrade from Windows 7 32 to 64, is it just a simple upgrade or would I have to/should really do a fresh install?
Would running x64 on a VM first help at all to determine whether its right for the laptop?
First thing is first:
System requirements are irrelevant. It's the exact same as the x86 version of the operating systems, if not less. All you need to know is whether your CPU supports the x64 instruction set (which is often referred to as AMD64, EMT64, x64-86 and less often INTEL64). And then fresh install
the 64-bit OS over.
You'll never go back!