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Windows 7: Upgrade Build 7057 32 Bit to 64 Bit ?


25 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7077
 
 
Upgrade Build 7057 32 Bit to 64 Bit ?

Is it possible to upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit, I reckon the answer is no, due to the architecture change ?

Also if I was to change from 32 bit to 64 bit, what - In laymans terms - would I notice different?

All my hardware is fine, and I have 4gb RAM.



1. Is it Possible
2. Whats the Main Difference I will see.



Cheers

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25 Mar 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello UKForce,

Sorry, but you can only do a clean install when going from 32-bit to 64-bit, or the other way around.

The main thing is to make sure that you have 64-bit drivers available for all of your devices, and that your 32-bit programs will support and run in 64-bit Vista. Most do, but some utility or system type programs may not.

This link below can help explain the main differences between a 32-bit and 64-bit OS though.

64-bit: More than just the RAM - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Build 7077
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply, and yes as I thought, oh well will wait until my next "clean up"

Cheers
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26 Mar 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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10 May 2009   #5

windows 7 rc 64 bit
 
 

Did you say that i can't change from windows 7 64 bit to 32 bit without doing a clean install? Because I upgraded from vista to 7 64 bit and some programs I use (frostwire, firefox, google chrome) will not run they just say that they cannot connect to a server and i thought that if i redid the install in 32 bit they may begin to work again or i could atleast download the flash plugin to make them work.
If you could help i would greatly appreciate it and if you need anymore information about my system that might help ill gladly give it to you
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11 May 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello A3R0 760, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can't change from windows 7 64 bit to 32 bit without doing a clean install.

If Vista was a 64-bit Vista, then you could upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit.

For your other problem, that would need to be posted as a new thread since it is not the same subject as what is in this thread.

Shawn
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