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Windows 7: i need help


25 Apr 2010   #1

window 7
 
 
i need help

right i just bought a laptop that came with win 7 upgrade disk, i up graded to win 7 32bit, can i upgrade to win 7 64 bit?? when i put the disk in it says "This installation disc isn't compatible with your version of Windows. To upgrade, you need the correct installation disc. For more information, check your computer's system information. To install a new copy of windows, restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc, and then select Custom (advanced)."

thanks

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25 Apr 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You will have to do a clean install ... you can not do an in-place upgrade from 32 to 64bit...

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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25 Apr 2010   #3

window 7
 
 

what things will i lose? will i lose stuff that was installed when i got the laptop eg stuff acer put on? thanks for the responce
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25 Apr 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes, you will lose these... be sure to create your system recovery discs before you upgrade... just in case...
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25 Apr 2010   #5

window 7
 
 

so i need to do a A Normal Clean Install? sorry i ant to make sure im doing the right thing thanks :P
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25 Apr 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Follow the tutorial that I linked to ...
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25 Apr 2010   #7

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Follow Tews's good advice.

Why do you what to upgrage to 64bit?
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25 Apr 2010   #8

window 7
 
 

dont know really its better right?
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25 Apr 2010   #9

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by partypooper View Post
dont know really its better right?
you cant upgrade 32bit>64bit you willhave to do a clean install
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25 Apr 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Acer normally provides a Drivers&Apps CD with their Upgrade kits? Do you have this? If so then you have on there the programs that are preinstalled on 32 bit Acer which you cannot carry over with a 64 bit install.

Make your Recovery Disks first so you have a path back to factory condition, then back up your files and boot the 64 bit DVD, select Custom install, Delete all partitions, create New partition(s) as you wish, format before install. Clean Install Windows 7

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer drivers arriving quickly in Optional Windows Updates. If any drivers are then missing in Device Manager, suggest you find the latest ones on the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model. Make sure your wireless driver is on CD or load it to flashstick beforehand in case you need it to get online.

After you have it setup as you wish, make a Windows 7 backup image so you never have to reinstall, just reimage the HD or a replacement in 20 minutes.

If you only want to try and compare 64 bit, you can shrink the existing Windows 7 in Disk Management to install it to the new space. Windows will configure a dual boot menu to choose which one you want to boot. Partition or Volume - Shrink
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