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Windows 7: Updating changeover?

11 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Updating changeover?

I just bought Win 7 Premium and now herein lies the ?
Did a thorough scan and clean of my OEM Vista Home Premium 32 bit system plus a backup.
Did the Windows 7 compabality test to see if I could run Win 7 and what I needed to upgrade old programs. Found I could upgrade to Win 7 32bit but could also go 64 bit.
Win 7 home premium came with a 32 bit and 64 bit disks. I tried 64 bit first and wouldn't upgrade but 32 did. But would like to go 64 bit so my question is why can't I go with 64 bit upgrade? Does it have anything to do with my old OEM Vista Home Premium 32 bit system?
If you look at my system specs the Intel 2 quad processor should handle it and 3 GB ram are enough to go Win 7. What am I missing? TIA


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11 Apr 2010   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version follow this tutorial and you will be able to install 64bit
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11 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by born2golf View Post
I just bought Win 7 Premium and now herein lies the ?
Did a thorough scan and clean of my OEM Vista Home Premium 32 bit system plus a backup.
Did the Windows 7 compabality test to see if I could run Win 7 and what I needed to upgrade old programs. Found I could upgrade to Win 7 32bit but could also go 64 bit.
Win 7 home premium came with a 32 bit and 64 bit disks. I tried 64 bit first and wouldn't upgrade but 32 did. But would like to go 64 bit so my question is why can't I go with 64 bit upgrade? Does it have anything to do with my old OEM Vista Home Premium 32 bit system?
If you look at my system specs the Intel 2 quad processor should handle it and 3 GB ram are enough to go Win 7. What am I missing? TIA
If the 64-bit disc did not work, but the 32-bit disc did, that means that your Vista installation was the 32-bit and you would need to do the clean install as pebbly indicated.
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11 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

You can't do an inplace upgrade install from 32 to 64 bit. It must be a clean install.
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11 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version follow this tutorial and you will be able to install 64bit
Which option is the easiest?
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11 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnorris View Post
You can't do an inplace upgrade install from 32 to 64 bit. It must be a clean install.
This looks very time consuming.
Is it worth the trouble to do a clean install just to get 64bit when it appears the 32 bit is running ok?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #7

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by born2golf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version follow this tutorial and you will be able to install 64bit
Which option is the easiest?
sorry missed your post , go for option 1 that is the easiest for you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #8

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by born2golf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnorris View Post
You can't do an inplace upgrade install from 32 to 64 bit. It must be a clean install.
This looks very time consuming.
Is it worth the trouble to do a clean install just to get 64bit when it appears the 32 bit is running ok?
if i was you i would stick with 32 bit , you will not feel the benefit of 64bit with only 3gb ram
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by born2golf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnorris View Post
You can't do an inplace upgrade install from 32 to 64 bit. It must be a clean install.
This looks very time consuming.
Is it worth the trouble to do a clean install just to get 64bit when it appears the 32 bit is running ok?
if i was you i would stick with 32 bit , you will not feel the benefit of 64bit with only 3gb ram
How much more ram would make it worth it using DDR2 ram now?
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11 Apr 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

A clean install is always best as it doesn't import corruption from Vista.

Make your Vista recovery disks if avail, back up your files externally or to a secondary drive, gather your program installers.

Boot the DVD, select Custom install, use Drive Tools to delete all, create new partition(s) as you wish, then format before installing to first partition.

The installer is driver complete, with newer being quickly delivered by Windows Update. Any missing drivers or favorite apps can be found on the maker's Support Downloads webpage for your model computer, Adobe (Reader, flash) and Java (runtime, free Ofc suite) sites.

Take your time to install programs to check performance after each. Don't let them Startup with computer (in msconfig>Startup) unless they absolutely need to be running when the computer starts - most don't, only AV and perhaps gadgets or IM.

When you have it setup the way you want and it's running great, save a Windows 7 backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD (or replacement) in 15 minutes using DVD or Repair CD.
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