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Windows 7: Moving Windows 7 32 to 64 Q?

27 Dec 2009   #1

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Moving Windows 7 32 to 64 Q?

My machine is dual boot with Vista Ultimate 32 and Windows 7 Pro 32, Upgrade.
CPU is AMD 64 Athlon X2, mobo is a Asus M3A. Both qualified to run 64 bit.
I had purchased the 7 from MS and have both 32 and 64 Backup DVD's.
I want to do an upgrade of the 7 from the 32 bit version to the 64 to utilize more memory.

Is there anything I need to know other than a custom install is required?

Pete

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27 Dec 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cfourkays View Post
My machine is dual boot with Vista Ultimate 32 and Windows 7 Pro 32, Upgrade.
CPU is AMD 64 Athlon X2, mobo is a Asus M3A. Both qualified to run 64 bit.
I had purchased the 7 from MS and have both 32 and 64 Backup DVD's.
I want to do an upgrade of the 7 from the 32 bit version to the 64 to utilize more memory.

Is there anything I need to know other than a custom install is required?

Pete

sorry but you cant. 32>>> 64 clean only
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27 Dec 2009   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cfourkays View Post
My machine is dual boot with Vista Ultimate 32 and Windows 7 Pro 32, Upgrade.
CPU is AMD 64 Athlon X2, mobo is a Asus M3A. Both qualified to run 64 bit.
I had purchased the 7 from MS and have both 32 and 64 Backup DVD's.
I want to do an upgrade of the 7 from the 32 bit version to the 64 to utilize more memory.

Is there anything I need to know other than a custom install is required?

Pete

sorry but you cant. 32>>> 64 clean only
sorry to say,Ken is right, CLEAN INSTALL ONLY.

ray
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27 Dec 2009   #4

 

His question was is there anything else that he needs to know, other than a clean install. Nope thats it, just grab all the 64bit vista/Windows 7 drivers before you start the upgrade process. Also unplug the other hard drive before you start it, just to be sure you dont nuke the wrong drive.
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27 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Actually, I had originally said "clean" and then edited it to "custom".

I want to add memory and will probably do my Vista after this.
Can't really call it an upgrade, can I.

Thanks for the reassurence.

Pete
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27 Dec 2009   #6
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When you boot the DVD, the installer will see the other OS on the HD to allow Upgrade key, even if you then format the Windows 7 32 partition.
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