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Windows 7: Was shipped 32bit Windows for my 64 bit Laptop

17 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Was shipped 32bit Windows for my 64 bit Laptop


Earlier this year I purchased an Asus F50S laptop. I love the laptop but I am a bit frustrated that they shipped a 32bit version of Windows with a 64 bit Laptop. I own my own business doing videography work - and I know I am not getting the full performance out of my laptop.

What are my options? Is there a way to upgrade to 64 bit Windows or do I have to buy it? I just think its a bit silly Asus would do this.

Thank you,

Dale W

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17 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

You can call the company ask for the DVD, may changre 10 bucks or so
Borrow it from a friend or enemy. The key is good for both 32 or 64. You just need the DVD.
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17 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Well, since this is OEM pre-installed, you have the following option:

1) Image your system using a program like Macrium Reflect, also make recovery disks using whatever inbuilt app Asus provides. Backup user data.

Now, call Asus and request them to provide a 64 bit disk. If that works, well and good, otherwise borrow a 64 bit disk from a friend and clean install Windows 7 64 bit. NO, you cant upgrade. After that you'll need to call MS and do a phone activation.

2) Since you have already paid for Windows 7, it doesnt make sense to pay once more.

3) How much memory does the system have, 64 bit basically enables use of >4gb ram, if you have less, stick to 32 bit.
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17 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Alright Thank you very much,

I should be able to get a disc somewhere. Good to know the key works for both.

The laptop has 4 gigs of ram. I would really care about the switch so much - its just I know programs like after effects and premier cs5 will no longer even run in a 32bit enviroment.
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 Was shipped 32bit Windows for my 64 bit Laptop

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