Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Upgrade from Windows 7 32bit RC1 to Windows 7 64bit

14 Jul 2009   #31


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sirdizzle View Post
hmmm... my laptop didn't come with a CD... the hard drive was originally partitioned with recovery data on one partition. I also made "optional" recovery discs, just to be safe, so i'm pretty sure that the actual process is not going to be a problem.

The only thing i'm worried about is given my situation, if I would be able to do a clean install to a 64bit version using the upgrade disc that will come out in a few months.

Seems like you're saying that its definitely doable.

I have a Lenovo notebook that also did not come with an installation disk. However, even though people keep talking about needing the original installation disk to use the upgrade disk, I believe what you really will need is the original Vista or XP installation KEY, which you should have somewhere. Mine's on a sticker on the bottom of the notebook.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
The answer to this post was the very first answer..


yes, you can clean install from a UPGRADE DISK.

To find out if your system is x64 ready. run the Win7 Upgrade advisor or insert any x64 disk and see what it say..
Snuffy's right - you can install with the upgrade disk but will need to do a clean install.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2009   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

You can see if your computer supports x64 by looking in the Windows Experience Index details. There may be a field that says "64-bit capable" and a Yes/No beside it. I can't post a screenshot because I'm running x64 right now and that field won't be in the details.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2009   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by l337 View Post
I looked at the other thread what the hell is MS Doing, and I saw the link you posted. The guy says when you put the disc in while you are in vista or xp, but what I am saying is that you boot from the disc and do a clean install and upgrade that, that should work.
Why do you think that will work? Everything I keep reading and posting says that you have to "upgrade" an "activated" copy of a previous operating system. This would seem to indicate that you cannot do the double install trick without entering a key the first time....because without the key you cannot activate it. Unless you have the full install version of the disc, I think you are going to have to have an installed and activated OS on your computer in order to upgrade or do a custom "clean" install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Upgrade from Windows 7 32bit RC1 to Windows 7 64bit

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to upgrade from a 32bit to a 64bit?
I am already using windows 7 32bit but I want to upgrade to 64bit of windows 7 I have the disks but I am really stuck on how to do it. Any help would be much appreciated :)
Installation & Setup
have w7 32bit but want to upgrade to w7 ult 7 64bit- upgrade path?
Hi, I have w7 pro 32 bit but need to take advantage of more memory so want to upgrade to ultimate 64 bit. I'm a student and have seen that I can get an upgrade to ultimate 64bit but it says that I cannot do this from w7 at all but can do it from vista business - as per below link Windows 7...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 32bit installed from upgrade, want 64bit
I purchased Windows 7 for my Vista machine & installed the 32 bit version. I would like to install the 64bit version. Can this be done with the upgrade disks?
Windows Updates & Activation
Upgrade Windows 7 from 32bit to 64bit..How?
...hello all, is it possible to update Windows 7 32bit to 64bit without the clean installation? if so; - how to do it? - how reliable it is? ...reason is because I already have a lot of applications installed and configured in my machine and it will be time consuming to re-do the process...
Installation & Setup
Win7 Pro 64bit Upgrade Key w/ Prem 32bit Upgrade Disk
To avoid the Student Win 7 hassle (upgrading Vista 32 to Win 7 Pro 64 bit ISO burn, etc), can I simply use the Home Prem 32 Upgrade (for my other computer) arriving this afternoon with my 64bit Pro upgrade key & end up with the 64bit Pro installation? Thanks.
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:18.
Twitter Facebook Google+