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Windows 7: can i upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit??


04 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
can i upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit??

can my computer handle 64 bit version of windows 7?

Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz 4.7 4.7 Determined by lowest subscore Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB 5.3 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 6.3 Gaming graphics 2303 MB Total available graphics memory 6.3 Primary hard disk 255GB Free (363GB Total) 5.5 Windows 7 Ultimate
System Manufacturer Gateway Model GT5622 Total amount of system memory 3.00 GB RAM System type 32-bit operating system Number of processor cores 2 64-bit capable Yes Storage Total size of hard disk(s) 363 GB Disk partition (C 255 GB Free (363 GB Total) Media drive (D CD/DVD Graphics Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 Total available graphics memory 2303 MB Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB Dedicated system memory 0 MB Shared system memory 1279 MB Display adapter driver version 8.17.11.9562 Primary monitor resolution 1440x900 DirectX version DirectX 10


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04 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

I'd upgrade to 4 gb RAM minimum for 64 bit.

Did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor on the p.c.?

You can run either/or with same license if you want to try 32 bit first with existing RAM.
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05 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ArtG818 View Post
can my computer handle 64 bit version of windows 7?

Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz 4.7 4.7 Determined by lowest subscore Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB 5.3 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 6.3 Gaming graphics 2303 MB Total available graphics memory 6.3 Primary hard disk 255GB Free (363GB Total) 5.5 Windows 7 Ultimate
System Manufacturer Gateway Model GT5622 Total amount of system memory 3.00 GB RAM System type 32-bit operating system Number of processor cores 2 64-bit capable Yes Storage Total size of hard disk(s) 363 GB Disk partition (C 255 GB Free (363 GB Total) Media drive (D CD/DVD Graphics Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 Total available graphics memory 2303 MB Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB Dedicated system memory 0 MB Shared system memory 1279 MB Display adapter driver version 8.17.11.9562 Primary monitor resolution 1440x900 DirectX version DirectX 10
Look at the text i highlighted

Where did you get the second paragraph of info?
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05 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd upgrade to 4 gb RAM minimum for 64 bit.
Im using 64bit with 3GB of ram with no issues whatsoever.
It is only temporary though,i plan on using 8GB,soon ill be spending alot of time on the PC and will be using big programs simultaneousy
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05 Jan 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Here is the link for the upgrade advisor
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/win...e-advisor.aspx

I suggest that you give it a try. It will not only tell you if your computer can handle the Windows 7, but also which programs have to be removed or updated. I rceived only one warning when I used it, I had to remove a program before installing, which actually was not really necessary becuase I did a clean install.

As Greg has mentioned you should have at least 4 gb of Ram to make the transition to 64 bit, although the minimum requirement is less.

I hope that you enjoy the new OS, I know I do.
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