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Windows 7: 32 bit to 64 bit.

20 Dec 2014   #1

32 bit to 64 bit.

Hello i want to upgrade my 32 bit pc to 64 bit pc.And is it possible to back up everything on disk C?.I have 4.00gb ram and 3.25 is usable and yes i check if my pc is compabalitable with 64 bit and says yes PC SPECS:

Processor:Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6300 @ 2.80GHz

Memory: (RAM) 4,00 GB

graphics card:NVIDIA GeForce G210

Graphics for gaming 1919 megabytes total available graphics memory
Primary 36 gigabytes of free hard drive (286 gigabytes total)
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20 Dec 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Welcome to the forum.

You can, and should, backup your data. But you would need to do a clean install of the OS and all applications. You cannot backup and restore applications to another OS.
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20 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

You cannot backup and restore applications to another OS.
The issue there is that Windows-based programs need to be install from disc or download so as to create Registry entries [so Windows knows how to run them], create Start Menu items and install support files to the proper place in addition to installing the program files in either C:\Program Files for 64-bit programs or C:\Program Files (x86) for 32-bit programs.
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20 Dec 2014   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

You won't see any more useable memory with 64 bit so really no point to doing this unless you intend to increase the memory amount, then it makes sense to do this.
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20 Dec 2014   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64

What is your purpose for installing 64 bit now ?
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21 Dec 2014   #6


most of games today are made on 64 bit
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21 Dec 2014   #7
Microsoft MVP


If you want to install 64 bit for 4gb RAM then that is a perfectly good decision. Please let us know how performance compares.

But first look over the steps for getting and keeping a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 and ask back any questions you have. The 64 bit installer for your licensed version is provided along with everything that needs to be remembered to back up, and the steps, tools and methods that assure you'll have a perfect install as long as you follow them.
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30 Dec 2014   #8


My brother wont let me do it so ill just wait
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