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Windows 7: Windows XP 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit

15 Feb 2010   #1
AIV

Windows XP
 
 
Windows XP 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit

I have Windows XP 32-bit and I want to perform clean install of Windows 7 64-bit. I have one hard drive with two partitions. If I install Windows 7 64-bit on one, am I going to lose data from another partition? Will changing from 32-bit OS to 64-bit OS affect on some files (Am I going to be able to open all my files, without any errors)?

Any help will be appreciated!!!


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15 Feb 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

if you install the 64bit version, you will need to get the 64bit drivers for all of your devices... you will also need to reinstall your programs... Hope this helps...

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15 Feb 2010   #3
AIV

Windows XP
 
 

Do I have to have 64-bit drivers CD? Can I download them from internet?
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15 Feb 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

you will need to download them from the devices respective home page.. Windows 7 will have most of the needed drivers, but there may be a few that you will need to supply...
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15 Feb 2010   #5
AIV

Windows XP
 
 

I downloaded Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and checked compatibility with Windows 7 64-bit version and everything passed the test(everything has green colour). Does that mean that all of my drivers are 64-bit compatible?
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15 Feb 2010   #6
foresttodd

windows 7
 
 
32 bit 64

hi there

I' ve vist 32 bit system, I'd like to upgrade to windows 64 bit system so that I can increase my ram to 6gigs, do you know were I can get the drivers to do this? Thanks
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15 Feb 2010   #7
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AIV View Post
I have Windows XP 32-bit and I want to perform clean install of Windows 7 64-bit. I have one hard drive with two partitions. If I install Windows 7 64-bit on one, am I going to lose data from another partition? Will changing from 32-bit OS to 64-bit OS affect on some files (Am I going to be able to open all my files, without any errors)?

Any help will be appreciated!!!
Your system specs shows a Pentium machine with 2 gigs of RAM. With those specs it would be better to install a 32-bit Seven.

Kari
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15 Feb 2010   #8
AIV

Windows XP
 
 

How do you know I have 2 Gigs of ram?
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15 Feb 2010   #9
AIV

Windows XP
 
 

I downloaded Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and checked compatibility with Windows 7 64-bit version and everything passed the test(everything has green colour). Does that mean that all of my drivers are 64-bit compatible?
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15 Feb 2010   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AIV View Post
How do you know I have 2 Gigs of ram?
I just clicked My System Specs link in your post. System specs exists precisely for this reason: it's easier to assist in hardware related questions and issues when we know what kind of hardware you have.

Kari


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