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Windows 7: Can I install 64bit Win7?

07 Oct 2013   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Can I install 64bit Win7?

I have subscribed to a poll-thread Windows 7: 64 Bit Versus 32 Bit
Of 1500+ views only 52 have voted (3.4%) so is hardly a survey, only those who are fans (maybe) of x64 bit)

Using Alexander Nolan's "SysSpec" I think my Toshiba laptop might be suited to x64 bit ?

Can I install 64bit Win7?-x_cpu-info.png

Toshiba Satellite C665
  • OS:= Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 7601) OEM factory installed
  • Total Memory:= 4GB (Usable:= 2.74 GB)
  • CPU Info:= Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
  • Motherboard:= TOSHIBA Portable PC
  • BIOS:= InsydeH2O Version
  • SM BIOS:= 1.20
  • Hard drive:= TOSHIBA MK6475GSX ... 585.4 GB
  • Display Adapters:= NVIDIA GeForce 315M | NVIDIA GeForce 315M | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder
  • Sound Card:= (1) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Conexant SmartAudio HD (4) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (5) NVIDIA High Definition Audio Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
  • Video Card:= NVIDIA GeForce 315M
From posts in the poll I suspect I can upgrade from x32 OS to x64 OS (maybe?)
. . . I am currently downgrading a Dell laptop from Win8 x64 bit to Win7 x64

If my Toshiba specs are designed for 64-bit would upgrading (clean install) current Win7 32-bit to 64-bit improve performance?
(Business use only, no gamers, web browsing, email, downloads, printing x2 each week)

I would appreciate any feedback :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Russell,

Yes, your i5-2410M CPU supports 64-bit.

If you like, you will be able to do a clean install of 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium using the same product key.

As for performance, I don't think you'll notice any or much difference for how you use your PC.

Hope this helps. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2013   #3

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

For your use, the main reason to upgrade to 64-bit would be to be able to access more than 4GB of RAM. Do you plan to install more RAM?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Oct 2013   #4

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Thanks Brink for your concise answer.

A pleasure doing business with you ! :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Russell. Glad we could help. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2013   #6

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Hi strollin ... from another old guy :)

Do you plan to install more RAM?
I don't know if this beast will take any more RAM
For the first time in my I have lifted the "hood" on my PCs.
Tempted to add mag wheels, turbo charger, padded steering wheel ... all to give me the illusion of speed or cool

Laptop is only used for simple things. No Office apps (of any brand)
Most files are text or PDF.
Downloads are virus + malware checked before moving via thumb drive to other PCs.
All third party apps are 32-bit.
Mostly I am exporting files (AutoCad) to clients via thumb-drives on this web-only laptop

Users are too ancient for games. And we have a life. I am still working even though officially past my use-by-date.

Thanks for your contribution :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sure the computer clearly supports x64 OS, but given the usage pattern you're describing, I would not bother with a reformat just for the sake of upgrading to 64 bits, your programs most likely will not profit too much and since you're not planning to have more memory, there won't be much gain at all.
If Windows crashed badly so that it needs reinstalling, that would be a nice chance to upgrade, but I'm not sure if it's worth otherwise.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2013   #8

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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