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Windows 7: W7 32 bit to 64bit?

10 Feb 2010   #1
odahumanity

W7
 
 
W7 32 bit to 64bit?

Hiya folks,

I just did a clean install of the 32bit version of W7 home. I am regretful, because my hardware is fairly new and I see no reason not to go straight to 64bit.

My questions are

#1) Is it possible to migrate to 64 bit... or will I have to do a clean install AGAIN?
#2) is it worth it? will I notice a difference? I mostly game/watch movies/use writing programs....




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10 Feb 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by odahumanity View Post
Hiya folks,

I just did a clean install of the 32bit version of W7 home. I am regretful, because my hardware is fairly new and I see no reason not to go straight to 64bit.

My questions are

#1) Is it possible to migrate to 64 bit... or will I have to do a clean install AGAIN?
#2) is it worth it? will I notice a difference? I mostly game/watch movies/use writing programs....

1. A clean install is required
2. It's only worth if you have 3.5GB+ of RAM
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10 Feb 2010   #3
odahumanity

W7
 
 

I am experiencing a problem. When I insert the DVD (an ORIGINAL "upgrade" dvd) for W7 Home 64Bit, it tells me that "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers".

This occurs after I select "Start installation"

please let me know what to do!!!
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10 Feb 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You have to ensure that you have 64-bit drivers for all of your hardware that you have in your computer to properly use a 64-bit operating system. While a 64-bit system can run 32-bit software...it cannot use 32-bit drivers.

If you have 4GB of RAM or more..you need 64-bit to access all of it. From a performance perspective, unless you are using native 64-bit software applications...the likihood of seeing really noticeable differences is pretty slim.

At work, I run 32-bit on my laptop with 4GB of RAM...as I rely on the Checkpoint VPN client to remotely connect to our VPN server at work and that client doesn't support 64-bit. On my work desktop, I also have 4GB of RAM and run 64-bit there since I don't have to VPN in from that machine. Neither machine for the most part perform better or worse then the other.
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10 Feb 2010   #5
xhellionx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

did you make sure that your processor can support 64-bit? some do and some do not...
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