Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: win7 32 bit trying to go to win7 pro 64 bit

2 Weeks Ago   #1

windows7 home premium 32 bit
win7 32 bit trying to go to win7 pro 64 bit

ok,I've neglected u guys long enough. I've tried for too long to
resolve this and u've always had the answer. I'm running win7 32
bit trying to go to win7 pro 64 bit I bought w/ product key. I have
that on flash drive and burned the image to DVD.
Ok so far now I'm lost

My research says that I should clean install w/BIOS, not EFI.

Will someone, in plain English, walk me thru this. Thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi 12Strings,

As i dont know what model you have can only provide limited info

First i'll start with a warning
The W7 pro you purchased is likely non-genuine - and
More significantly you might NOT actually have needed to buy it.
IF your laptop come pre-installed with W7 PRO ??

OK back to subject
2 things for Bios
Change the boot order so it reads the Cd/DVD >>first<< before your HDD/SSD

Now insert CD/DVD shutdown then reboot it should, if the Bios settings are correct, start setting up

My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #3

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86

You may already understand, or maybe not, that the OS you want to install is a completely NEW OS to your computer.
And as such needs to be installed as if there were NO OS already on your PC.

I applaud your choice of a new OS, I just hope that your laptop has a 64 bit capable CPU, and that you've got 4GB of ram memory, or more if possible. Since your new OS will be considerably larger and require more service from your PC, you may expect a performance decrease.

Replacing your HD with an SSD would be a really good move, if you can afford it.

That's what I did on this little Toshiba laptop that I'm on now. I put in an SSD and max'ed out the RAM. Considering the little PC's natural, built in handicap of it's slow data bus, I installed Windows-7/Pro/x86 (32 bit). Now this little (OLD) PC runs better than it did when it was first released with Windows Vista on it.

First thing you must do is backup any and all date files that you may have on the PC. Making a total backup of your C: drive would be a good hedge against the possibility of a total Install failure of your new OS. I mention that, because I've seen it happen.

Once you have all your backups made, you should be able to install the new OS from either the Flash Drive or CD, whichever your PC prefers. Installing from a Flash Drive is much faster, by the way.
I'd love to help you with that install, if you lived closer.
Good Luck, and God Bless,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

2 Weeks Ago   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

What are the specs of this computer? Techno has spoken wisely! Many here can help you prep the computer by knowing the specs. Piriform Speccy is one very good frrebie that put the info on your desktop. Others here can tell what and how post the involved specs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #5

windows7 home premium 32 bit

what specs are u referring to? The machine is Acer aspire 6930 and has had 64 bit Ultimate on it (originally had Vista). what is Piriform Speccy? Best way to back up? Simple please! Bought win7 pro w/product key(I have the # from email confirmation). Downloaded to flash. Burned to DVD. Also downloaded win7 pro 32 bit. Yeah, I'm losing it! I'm retired, $$$ is tight and I need to keep busy.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #6

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi 12Strings,

Just passed that same exact Lappy to "She Who Must Be Obeyed"

mine was the 6930G,
All you need to do is change the boot order, as i said slam the DVD in the tray - reboot (then follow the on screen instructions)
Forget about EUFI its not available on our comp.

BACK UP your data first, copy your documents/photos to a USB, make sure its big enough
As for programs If you have anything that requires a Key you will need to "find" them thats where programs like speccy come in handy, i prefer Belarc (free) run and PRINT the output
Products: Belarc Advisor

note max ram for this model is 4gb, it will actually run better with the 32bit version.

Clean Install Windows 7

take note #9 when the green line is COMPLETE the system will reboot EJECT the DVD NOW
otherwise it will start the set up again.

As W7 is coming to End of Life, MS will no longer be updating certain features.
So time to install a new Browser and AV

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 win7 32 bit trying to go to win7 pro 64 bit

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to recover Win7 Pro upgrade from Win7 Home Premium post HDD crash
Greetings - This is my first time here and am very thankful for this great collection of forums and this community. I am trying to recover from a VAIO laptop HDD crash to Win7 Professional upgrade. I had finished working, shutdown Win7 Pro. cleanly. Drove home, attempted to launch Windows...
General Discussion
Dual-Boot Win7/Win7 restore points - Any special considerations?
I see Win7/XP dual-boot can have restore points issues so have to ask about best practices for Win7/Win7. Since my drive is partitioned for Win7/Win7/Data is it simply a matter of setting restore points On/Off/Off while in respective OS's?
Backup and Restore
Win7 32bit Home Premium to Win7 64bit Ultimate: Possible without Clean
I just bought a ThinkPad T400, and 8GB DDR3 upgrade kit. After first log on, I realized the Windows 7 is 32bit. How can I upgrade to Ultimate x64 instead? Thanks for your help.
Installation & Setup
dual boot win7 & winxp separate drives OR upgrade to win7 professional
I've researched for awhile now & can't seem to find which is the best way to add winxp functionality to my laptop. I have office xp professional, painter7 & photopaint8 software that worked fine on winxp 32 bit thru sp3. New laptop is win7 home premium 64bit. Two 500gb hard drives. Which is...
A fresh win7 install over a win7/vista dual boot system ?
Hello all, I have a vaio laptop with a dual boot win7/vista setup. I simply want to format the whole drive back to one large c:\drive, then reinstall windows 7. I have heard horror stories of people saying their boot manager becomes corrupted. or goes missing. I enclose a snapshot of my hard...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:34.
Twitter Facebook