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Windows 7: Saving data to upgrade to Windows 7 ultimate 64bit


10 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Saving data to upgrade to Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Hi,

I am thinking about upgrading from Windows 7 home Premium 32bit to Windows 7 Ulimate 64 bit so I can free up the unuseable ram on my pc.

As far as I know this would have to be a clean install please correct me if I'm wrong. The problem I have is saving all my data, programs and settings. Could someone please let me know what would be the best way of doing this. Can I just make a full backup on to an external hard drive with windows back up and then restore from the external hard drive after the upgade to windows 7 64 bit is complete or is there a better way that this can be done?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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10 Mar 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fwells View Post
Hi,

I am thinking about upgrading from Windows 7 home Premium 32bit to Windows 7 Ulimate 64 bit so I can free up the unuseable ram on my pc.

As far as I know this would have to be a clean install please correct me if I'm wrong. The problem I have is saving all my data, programs and settings. Could someone please let me know what would be the best way of doing this. Can I just make a full backup on to an external hard drive with windows back up and then restore from the external hard drive after the upgade to windows 7 64 bit is complete or is there a better way that this can be done?

Thanks in advance for any help.
Got some bad news. I am fairly sure, you must due a clean install only when going from 32 b it to 64. You cant restore the backup for you would end up back on 32bit.
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10 Mar 2010   #3

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your answer. Is there no other software out there that could save all my settings, programs and data for this upgrade?
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