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: How to View 32bit Hard Drive on 64bit System?

11 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
[Solved] How to View 32bit Hard Drive on 64bit System?

Hello This is CrazyKilla

I am here with another porblem,

I recently got a new custom pc, i have a 300Gb 32bit hard drive, stupid me forgot to save my files from the 32 bit hard drive, onto a usb, now i have a 64bit system, and a 64bit hard drive, i want to get my files back from the 32bit HD but i dont know how, if i try to use the 32bit HD it just gives me blue screen, right now im using 64 bit hard drive (130gb), help please!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

leave your "64bit Hard Drive" plugged in to SATA port 1, plug your "32bit hard drive" into sata port 2. Reboot, go into BIOS, ensure that the primary boot device is set to your "64bit Hard Drive". Save and exit. Login to Windows, Windows Explorer, navigate to the "32bit Hard Drive" , open the folders you want to get files from and then drag them to a newly created folder in your "64bit Hard Drive". You WILL NOT be able to run programs that are on your "32bit Hard Drive". You will only be able to rescue files, such as documents, pictures, music, movies, etc. After you're done with the files on the "32bit Hard Drive", you should reformat it and use it for backups.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Problem solved?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Yes my Problem is now solved, ill now change title to solved, the forums helped me alot!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2012   #5

win7 home prem
Old 32 bit hdd will not run on 64 bit laptop

I have some old files I need to transfer from a 32 bit win 7 hard drive to my 64 bit laptop. I've tried to remove the write protection but I do not get the recommended registry entries to alter. I do not wish to use this drive except to remove the old documents. I get an error "write protected" when I try to run the old drive from my hard drive enclosure. PLEASE HELP, important medical records are on this drive that I need desperately.
Thanks AFTommy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Do you still have your pc? You could transfer files from pc to laptop using internet, but overall i dont knownhow to help, the only advise i acn give you is to make a new post because no one will look here becase it says [Solved] in the title
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 How to View 32bit Hard Drive on 64bit System?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to View 32bit Hard Drive on 64bit System
I'm trying to check a HD that's might have 'died' with an external adapter, but the subject is 32 bit and the only machines available to me are 64 bit. Any ideas please?
Hardware & Devices
32bit drivers for 64bit system work around
Hello, I have installed vista 32 bit on a partitioned drive of my vaio laptop which cam with windows 7 64 bit. I have numbed myself to some of the issues i have with seven, but i can not use it for my music (WMP12 stinks, library issues). I have vista up and running, but when the intel...
Migrate system from 32bit to 64bit
I did ask a question about this some time ago and discovered that there was no easy way to do it (I'd thought to use Macrium Reflect). I recently saw that there is now a facility within Macrium Reflect - Redeploy - that reads as if it could be used. Does anyone know whether this would be...
Installation & Setup
Installing 32bit IE9 on a 64bit system
It has been said that the 32bit IE9 is a lot faster than it's 64bit sibling. But the installation of the 32bit version on a 64bit system is a bit confusing. This article helps. More...
Browsers & Mail
How can i setup a software(for 32bit) in a 64bit system
HI, I have a 64bit win7 system, and I also have a sofeware that can work well in a 32 bit system, But it can not be setup in a 64 bit system,How can i make that work in my 64 bit system? I have update the windows to latest. Thanks very much.
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 04:42.
Twitter Facebook Google+