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08 May 2010   #1

vista home basic and windows 7 ultimate

Helo der,
i'm planning to upgrade from vista home basic 32-bit to win7 ultimate. wud u advise me to upgrade to which vesion, 32-bit or 64-bit? the other thing i wanna know is whether i have to make a fresh instalation or it make an upgrade.

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08 May 2010   #2

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Clean install is always best.

Check with the Upgrade Advisor:

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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08 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Theog is spot on. Clean install lends itself to fewer problems down the road, and the Upgrade Avisor is also highly recommended.
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08 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Make that three votes for a clean install after running upgrade advisor.
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08 May 2010   #5

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Hello Thebza, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can not in-place upgrade a 32-bit operating system to a 64-bit, so if you want to use 64-bit Win7, you need to do a clean install.

Clean install is always faster and easier, but not necessary the better alternative (yes, I know: I belong to the minority here!), although it quite often is that. If you even consider to do an in-place upgrade, read this first: A simple guide to a successful in-place upgrade

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