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Windows 7: Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit, different hdds

07 Mar 2010   #1
DrScruggs

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit, different hdds

Hello, I've had Windows 7 UE on my new system for about a month now. I'm slowly replacing all of my components and up next is replacing my old 160gb IDE HDD with my secondary 250gb SATA HDD and replacing my secondary with a new 1TB SATA HDD (Just getting rid of IDE). What I'm curious is about is, when I was installing 7, I know one of the options was to Upgrade, meaning it would save all of my installs and files. Backing up files is easy, external 1TB, but after I chose the type of install it asked what drive to install to. Would it be possible to install Windows 7 64-bit running on my 160gb IDE and select my secondary 250gb to install it to and have it automatically move all of my files to that HDD? I'm just trying to avoid the hassle of reinstalling everything (WoW, Photoshop, Illustrator, big stuff). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Just for reference, in case anyone needs it, here's my specs:
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE 3.2ghz
G.Skill 2x2gb DDR3 1600
WD Caviar Black 1TB


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07 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrScruggs View Post
Hello, I've had Windows 7 UE on my new system for about a month now. I'm slowly replacing all of my components and up next is replacing my old 160gb IDE HDD with my secondary 250gb SATA HDD and replacing my secondary with a new 1TB SATA HDD (Just getting rid of IDE). What I'm curious is about is, when I was installing 7, I know one of the options was to Upgrade, meaning it would save all of my installs and files. Backing up files is easy, external 1TB, but after I chose the type of install it asked what drive to install to. Would it be possible to install Windows 7 64-bit running on my 160gb IDE and select my secondary 250gb to install it to and have it automatically move all of my files to that HDD? I'm just trying to avoid the hassle of reinstalling everything (WoW, Photoshop, Illustrator, big stuff). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Just for reference, in case anyone needs it, here's my specs:
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE 3.2ghz
G.Skill 2x2gb DDR3 1600
WD Caviar Black 1TB
Yes the reinstall is a PITA but unfortunately when going from 32 bit to 64 you must.
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07 Mar 2010   #3
DrScruggs

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

If I stuck with 32 would it be the same deal?
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