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Windows 7: How to change from 32 bit to 64 bit on win 7 when it is compatible

04 Sep 2011   #21
zabachi

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Maybe the reason why the option came is because when we bought the laptop we got a free upgrade to 8gb ram from 4gb ram. I' not sure but hope this piece of info helps. Thanks!


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04 Sep 2011   #22
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Why do you refuse to tell us the OEM manufacturer?

For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.
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04 Sep 2011   #23
zabachi

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Sorry but i don't know what a OEM is. Could you tell me. Sorry for the trouble.
Thanks!
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04 Sep 2011   #24
zabachi

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Its intel core i7. 2.70ghz. 8gb ram(2.66gb uable). windows 7 professional 32 bit.
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04 Sep 2011   #25
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zabachi View Post
Sorry but i don't know what a OEM is. Could you tell me. Sorry for the trouble.
Thanks!
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04 Sep 2011   #26
zabachi

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Then should it be Toshiba? My laptop is a toshiba but I'm not sure how to find out what is the original manufacturer.
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04 Sep 2011   #27
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zabachi View Post
Then should it be Toshiba? My laptop is a toshiba but I'm not sure how to find out what is the original manufacturer.
Toshiba is the OEM. I did some R&D and indeed some Toshiba notebooks ship with the option to choose 32 bit or 64 bit. Whats probably happening is that the system launches a full out of the box recovery at first boot (did you see the Recovery wizard?) and installs the bit you selected. Instead of having windows already installed in either bit. This is somewhat strange but whatever.

I stand corrected.

If that is the case, the recovery partition is capable of "recovering" to 64 bit, so try launching the Recovery wizard (whatever its called) manually and see if it offers the 64 bit option. Best to backup your data first.
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04 Sep 2011   #28
theog

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.




& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Can you make 32 & 64 bit disks with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk app?
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Sorry the windows 7 was already pre installed and not on a DVD.
Open the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk app, & to see if you have the option.
there is a "recovery media creator" program on my laptop. And it allows me to create recovery media. is that what you are talking about?
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04 Sep 2011   #29
gregrocker

 

Run the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

Or find a 64 bit Win7 installation DVD for your version and clean reinstall with the Product Key on COA sticker following these steps for Reinstalling Windows 7
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04 Sep 2011   #30
zabachi

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Run the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

Or find a 64 bit Win7 installation DVD for your version and clean reinstall with the Product Key on COA sticker following these steps for Reinstalling Windows 7
Wow! A lot of useful information on that page! thx!! btw if I choose to do a "Restore original factory image", will it delete all programs that I had preinstalled with the laptop? thx for ur help!
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