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Windows 7: 64 to 32 bit downgrade

14 Sep 2009   #1
roosterman

vista
 
 
64 to 32 bit downgrade

I currently have vista ultimate 64 bit, and I own a windows 7 professional 32 bit thanks to my university.

can I install the 32 bit version of windows 7 over my current 64 bit version of windows ultimate? will I need to do a clean install or will it just upgrade?

also just checking that downgrading from vista x64 to win7 x86 is possible before I try anything.

thanks.


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14 Sep 2009   #2
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

A clean install , we will also need to see your System Specs, Thanks.
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14 Sep 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

As jfar stated, you will need to do a clean install, unless you can obtain a copy of the 64bit version from your school.
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14 Sep 2009   #4
roosterman

vista
 
 

250gb hdd
2.2 Ghz
2 gb ram

using a HP pavilion dv6500

does windows 7 run good on HP laptops?
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14 Sep 2009   #5
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

it runs good everywhere... even in an 8 year old celeron 512mb pc lol

but its really offtopic now lol!
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14 Sep 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you plan on using the 64bit version you will want to upgrade your ram to 4gb, but other than that it will run just fine..
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14 Sep 2009   #7
roosterman

vista
 
 

yeah, well the reason I chose 32bit is because I only have 2gb ram and 64 bit wont work with my schools wireless network.
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14 Sep 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Then your OK with what you have... and Welcome to the Forums....
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14 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

Quote:
64 bit wont work with my schools wireless network.
It is probably best to leave this alone, but resistance is futile.
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14 Sep 2009   #10
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote:
64 bit wont work with my schools wireless network.
It is probably best to leave this alone, but resistance is futile.
Restraint is admirable.
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