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Windows 7: Win7-32bit to Win7-64Bit

22 Dec 2009   #1
Matt101905

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Win7-32bit to Win7-64Bit

I first had windows vista 64 bit that came pre installed on my gateway laptop I got in june. My college (Arkansas State University) put the 32 bit windows 7 enterprise on the school website for anyone who wanted to install it. Well I went to install it and it said it couldn't go from a 64 bit to 32 bit but my roomate told me to pick the custom install option and then it worked. Now I saw that they have the 64 bit version able to be installed. Would there be any reason why I should upgrade to the 64 bit version or would it just be pointless? Thanks!


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22 Dec 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt101905 View Post
I first had windows vista 64 bit that came pre installed on my gateway laptop I got in june. My college (Arkansas State University) put the 32 bit windows 7 enterprise on the school website for anyone who wanted to install it. Well I went to install it and it said it couldn't go from a 64 bit to 32 bit but my roomate told me to pick the custom install option and then it worked. Now I saw that they have the 64 bit version able to be installed. Would there be any reason why I should upgrade to the 64 bit version or would it just be pointless? Thanks!

matt if you have less that 4 gigs of ram pointless. It depends more on what you do with your computer than anything else

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22 Dec 2009   #3
gregrocker

 

Was that the 90 day free trial of Enterprise MS is offering? Or did you get it on a student deal? Is it activated?

You'll get more informed advice on your question if you fill out your system specs in bottom left corner of your post.

Did you notice any performance advantage with 64 bit Vista over 32 bit Win7? Probably not, since it's Vista.

You could install 64 bit to a second partition you create and format in Disk Management. The booted installer will configure a dual boot menu for you to compare the two OS's, then when you decide which one you want to remove we can help you do that here.
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22 Dec 2009   #4
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt101905 View Post
I first had windows vista 64 bit that came pre installed on my gateway laptop I got in june. My college (Arkansas State University) put the 32 bit windows 7 enterprise on the school website for anyone who wanted to install it. Well I went to install it and it said it couldn't go from a 64 bit to 32 bit but my roomate told me to pick the custom install option and then it worked. Now I saw that they have the 64 bit version able to be installed. Would there be any reason why I should upgrade to the 64 bit version or would it just be pointless? Thanks!
I'd call it pointless. Assuming that you have a problem free install of Win 7 32 and no driver or application issues, no reason to fix something that's not broke...
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