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

08 Mar 2011   #1
XR4TI

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit

I know it has probably been covered multiple times and I'm sorry but I got tired of looking.

I recently upgraded to Window 7 32-bit from Vista 32-bit. I'm realizing now that I want to go with 64-bit instead. I tried booting from the 64-bit upgrade disc and it won't notice it. Then I made sure my drive works by trying to boot from the 32-bit disc and that worked.

My next thought was to go back to Vista 32-bit and then upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit. When I boot from Vista it get stuck on "please wait". I'm guessing I need to delete the partition and start over fresh with vista and then upgrade.

Will this work and how excatly should I go about it?


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08 Mar 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You do not require the installation of another windows to use the upgrade disc to install.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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08 Mar 2011   #3
gregrocker

 

You cannot run 64 bit from 32 bit OS.

You'll need to boot the 64 bit DVD: Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the 64 bit DVD yourself? If so, burn another with ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify.

Or install using bootable flash stick: Install Ultra ISO trial version, on File tab Open ISO, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB or HD's on One-time BIOS Boot Menu.

Confirm your ISO source file integrity.
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08 Mar 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You cannot UPGRADE to 64bit from 32bit. You must format and start over from scratch.
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08 Mar 2011   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

From Microsoft:


Quote:
Can I upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows?

No. If you are currently running a 32-bit version of Windows, you can only perform an upgrade to another 32-bit version of Windows. Similarly, if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, you can only perform an upgrade to another 64-bit version of Windows.
Source
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08 Mar 2011   #6
XR4TI

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
You do not require the installation of another windows to use the upgrade disc to install.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Thank You!
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08 Mar 2011   #7
XR4TI

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You cannot run 64 bit from 32 bit OS.

You'll need to boot the 64 bit DVD: Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the 64 bit DVD yourself? If so, burn another with ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify.

Or install using bootable flash stick: Install Ultra ISO trial version, on File tab Open ISO, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB or HD's on One-time BIOS Boot Menu.

Confirm your ISO source file integrity.
I have the actual DVD that came with the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade. I have a 4GB Flash drive. So you think that will work over the dvd-rom? I can hear it try to start reading and boot from dvd but it doesn't.
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08 Mar 2011   #8
XR4TI

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So do I have to delete the partition, reinstall Vista 32bit, and then restart and boot from Wondows 7 64bit DVD? Does that sound like it will work?
Can I delete the partition off the the Vista setup. I ask because I tried to boot from Vista and it hangs up right after I click install.
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08 Mar 2011   #9
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

So far as I know with win 7 the discs include both the 32 and 64 bit versions.
You should be able to follow the directions at the link I provided and do fine.

You do want to start completely from scratch though. Backup your docs first.
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08 Mar 2011   #10
XR4TI

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sweet I'll try it. I backed up everything.....I Hope. There is always that feeling like I forgot something.
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