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Windows 7: 32-bit to 64-bit conversion


08 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
32-bit to 64-bit conversion

Hello, i have universal win 7 dvd with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of system, but i installed first 32-bit because i thought there will be no such much difference between 3 and 4 gb ram, but i readed somewhere that with this one more gb pc will be running better, games too So i need to make my 32-bit win 7 a 64-bit win 7 :P I won't reinstall it because i customized it much, and i don't wan't to do everything again...


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08 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

A clean install is required
Windows 7 32-bit cannot be upgraded to 64-bit
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08 Jan 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

There is no possible way to "convert" a 32bit system to a 64bit system.. You will need to do a "clean" install...
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08 Jan 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

The only thing that you have to do over again is reinstall your programs. If you use Windows Easy Transfer, every thing else will be transferred. Desktop, icons, favorites, cookies, settings,mail, everything. Just have to reinstall your programs. If you want 64bit platform, I (a man who actually used Windows Easy Trasfer) suggest that you give it a go. I have provided the link for Easy Transfer, which is probably not even required as it is part of Windows 7.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-easy-transfer
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08 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for tips, but i won't install everything again... I think i'll just stay with those 3gb...
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15 Apr 2012   #6

Wnidows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Actually i m too using Windows 7 32- bit ram
I can play games upto NfS Most wanted but cant play Fifa 10
RAm-2.00
How can i upgrade
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15 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akshay062 View Post
Actually i m too using Windows 7 32- bit ram
I can play games upto NfS Most wanted but cant play Fifa 10
RAm-2.00
How can i upgrade
To repeat an earlier comment in this thread, you cannot upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version.

It has to be a clean install followed by a re-installation of all your applications.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...sked-questions
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15 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akshay062 View Post
Actually i m too using Windows 7 32- bit ram
I can play games upto NfS Most wanted but cant play Fifa 10
RAm-2.00
How can i upgrade
You should have begun a new thread rather than appending to one that's more than 2 years old.

As far as I know, no games require a 64 bit version of Windows.

I doubt that there would be any advantage in switching to 64 bit. Also, as Seavixen remarked, you'd have to do a clean install.

Maybe re-installing everything would fix your problem, but you may as well stay with the 32 bit version of Windows.
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24 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home 32bit
 
 
convertin 32 bit to 64

convertin 32 bit to 64
cmd
takeown /f C:\Windows\system32 taking owner of system 32
enter
icacls C:\windows\system32 /grant userhere:f making u able to change filenames
enter
close cmd
go to system32 folder and copy these two files to the same folder
kernel32.dll and user32.dll
change the names of the copied files to
copy kernel32.dll to kernel64.dll and copy user32.dll to user64.dll
restart the computer
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24 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aomi2005 View Post
convertin 32 bit to 64
cmd
takeown /f C:\Windows\system32 taking owner of system 32
enter
icacls C:\windows\system32 /grant userhere:f making u able to change filenames
enter
close cmd
go to system32 folder and copy these two files to the same folder
kernel32.dll and user32.dll
change the names of the copied files to
copy kernel32.dll to kernel64.dll and copy user32.dll to user64.dll
restart the computer
So... what will this accomplish ? Surely not what the posters are asking.
If so, you are a genius.
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