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Windows 7: Switching from 32 bit to 64 bit how?

15 Apr 2010   #1
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Switching from 32 bit to 64 bit how?

I have Windows 7 64 bit but I am currently running on 32 bit mode. How do I switch it to 64 bit mode?


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15 Apr 2010   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Bring up the System control panel.

What does it report for your system type?

(There is no mode switch in Win7 X64. It can run most 32 bit applications, though.)
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15 Apr 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
I have Windows 7 64 bit but I am currently running on 32 bit mode. How do I switch it to 64 bit mode?
You clean re-install win 7. when switching from 32 to 64, or 64 to 32, It must be a clean install. Are you sure your hardware can run 64bit?

I dont know what you mean 64 bit running on 32 bit. care to explain?

Ken
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15 Apr 2010   #4
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

My computer is 64 bit. I bought an entire new computer, not just the stuff you need to install. The resolution of the computer says it is at 1024x768 32 bit. I think there is some way that I can change it to 1024x768 64 bit as I do know my computer supports it. So how do I do this?
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15 Apr 2010   #5
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

for display's 32 bit is what it should be set to, 32 bit is "true colour" it has nothing to do with the OS, hope that makes sense
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15 Apr 2010   #6
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Err... That's color depth of your display, the deepest currently is 40 bits, there's no 64 bits yet... Windows officially support 8/16/32 bits color depth. You can't change it to 1024x768@64bit, there's no such thing...

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15 Apr 2010   #7
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Are you saying that it can still run things in 64 bit even though the settings is at 32 bit?

Here is something that I would like to add. I figured out that is was on 32 bit when I checked the dxdiag file.

Here is some system information that showed up:

Time of this report: 4/15/2010, 23:21:08
Machine name: OWNER-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire M3203
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 425 Processor (3 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2800MB RAM
Page File: 1821MB used, 3776MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

Now here is some display information that showed up:

Card name: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9610)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9610&SUBSYS_031F1025&REV_00
Display Memory: 1397 MB
Dedicated Memory: 253 MB
Shared Memory: 1143 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: Q71-9
Monitor Id: VSC8E19
Native Mode: 1024 x 768(p) (84.997Hz)
Output Type: HD15

I hope this information helps.
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15 Apr 2010   #8
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
Are you saying that it can still run things in 64 bit even though the settings is at 32 bit?


Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
i assume this is what you are referring to, the 32 bit in this case, is colour depth in your monitor, the 64 bit in your windows version refers to your processor, which will run 64 bit applications in 64 bit and is obviously a 64 bit processor, or your windows would not be allowed to run on it

they are completely seperate entities, and 32 bit is the correct setting for this particular parameter
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15 Apr 2010   #9
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

64 bits in display color is not the same as 64 bits in Windows version. The one in display affects how you see images on your monitor, the other one affects what program can run in your PC, it also signify that your processor is 64bit capable. Both shows "bits" but have no relation whatsoever.

zzz2496
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15 Apr 2010   #10
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Easy answer to the original question. You are running Widows 7 64bit. Your display is OK (you can't "switch it to 64 bit mode")
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