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Windows 7: 32 bit upgrade to 64 bit

24 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
32 bit upgrade to 64 bit

Basically, how do I update my computer from Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit to Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit using my current license (and yes my computer is capable of 64 bit architecture).
Scott Mac

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24 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You will need to clean install with a 64-bit version of Windows 7.

32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

If you have an OEM product key, check here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you have a retail product key, check here: Clean Install Windows 7
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24 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Before updating from 32-bit to 64-bit, I must ask: why did you have 32-bit installed originally? Do you have the amount of RAM necessary for 64-bit Windows 7?

The minimum requirements for 64-bit are 2 GB, but I would recommend at least 4 GB if you plan on running 64-bit with any intensive applications or games.
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25 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
.........You will need to clean install with a 64-bit version of Windows 7............

If you have an OEM product key, check here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 ..............
You ( I mean the OP :) ) may also check " Microsoft Answers " here How can I change from Windows 7 64bit to 32bit - Microsoft Answers

Please note the last line "( 64 bit to 32 bit or reverse doesn’t matter)".
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