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Windows 7: How do I switch from x32 to x64?

23 Dec 2011   #1
Praize

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I switch from x32 to x64?

Thats my computer settings. Currently my computer is running win7 x86? How to I change it back to x64? Please and thank you!




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23 Dec 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Where is it showing as running 32-bit as opposed to 64-bit, which is what shows in your snip?
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23 Dec 2011   #3
Praize

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not sure. Its just that it won't let me install skyrim. It says I need 64bit So I'm assuming that my computer must be set to 32bit by default?
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23 Dec 2011   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Praize View Post
I'm not sure. Its just that it won't let me install skyrim. It says I need 64bit So I'm assuming that my computer must be set to 32bit by default?
That's not the way it works. The 64 bit version of Windows is entirely different from the 32 bit version. You can't switch between them; a clean install is required.

Open your System control panel. If you have the 64 bit version of Win7 installed, it'll say so.

I can't check the system requirements for Skyrim from work, but I find it hard to believe that it would require a 64 bit OS.
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23 Dec 2011   #5
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It doesn't, in fact it's a 32 bit game. Will install on 32 or 64 bit windows.

Praize, can you be more specific about exactly where during install is gives the error and exactly what it says?
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23 Dec 2011   #6
Praize

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

'The version of the file is not compatible with version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program and contact the software publisher.'

Thats what I get when I try to install it.
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26 Dec 2011   #7
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Sounds like the file you have is corrupted or something.

Are you installing it from the DVD or from steam?
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26 Dec 2011   #8
Praize

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Sounds like the file you have is corrupted or something.

Are you installing it from the DVD or from steam?
WOW!! Thanks, I didn't think of that. The file was corrupt. I re-downloaded it after I read what you said. And it worked! Thanks a bunch!
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26 Dec 2011   #9
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Whew! Now the awesome can start!
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30 Jan 2012   #10
bagoez

windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 

when trying to switch from x86 to x64, you said that we need to install fresh copy of it..
my question is, 32 bit or 64 bit windows 7 is on different installation disc or included in one installation disc? how to choose to install 64 bit on my laptop? thx
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