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Windows 7: Upgrade windows 7 32 bit to 64bit without format?

23 Sep 2015   #11


I'm in a similar situation. I've been running my laptop with Win7 32bit for a few years but now Adobe has dropped the 32bit version of Lightroom and the upgrade will only install on a 64bit OS, which is no problem for my main desktop system. As it happens I have got a second HDD in my laptop (in the DVD slot) and could perhaps follow BlackOwl's suggestion, but actually I think I'm blocked by the video adapter in my Lenovo T60p which I'm told only operates on a 32bit system. Any comments please? OK, maybe it means I have to buy a new laptop :-(

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23 Sep 2015   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Double check on the video drivers at Lenovo.
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24 Sep 2015   #13


Yes AddRAM I'm a D S 'cos I have been limping along with an ancient video driver, probably for years.
Now I have updated it I can even watch moovies without them being jerky.
I set up my alternative HD and installed Win7-64 on it, then the latest driver (actually a few years old), and wondrously it all seemed to work - at least as far as the display is concerned; I will return to normal working while I plan the upgrade properly. I still need to try out Sygnus21's method for getting my revered Nikon film scanner to play ball on 64bit.
Thanks for your help anyway.
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