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Windows 7: Upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit problem

29 Jul 2011   #11
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The key will work on both 32 and 64 bit installs.


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29 Jul 2011   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

I would not use Windows Easy Transfer for several reasons:

1) We see regular cases where it fails, leaving files inaccessible or messed up.
2) It imports settings via hidden AppData folders, which is a corruption path into a clean reinstall that partially defeats the purpose.
3) It is nearly as easy to drag your active User account folder, or active User sub-folders to external, stick or DVD. Then Organize>Select All drag each folder's contents as a group to the corresponding folder in the left-hand Explorer tree to repopulate those folders in the new install. Takes minutes to do, only wait is for large batches to copy while you do something else.
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31 Jul 2011   #13
steevilweevil

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
The key will work on both 32 and 64 bit installs.
Thanks. Is there anywhere to download an ISO of the 64 version then? When I downloaded it originally I had the option to download one or the other, rather than both as you would get with the DVD version, and looking around I can only see places to buy it now...
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31 Jul 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello steevilweevil, welcome to Seven Forums!


It is against forum rules to post download links to MS software, though Google is your friend!
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31 Jul 2011   #15
steevilweevil

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

That's what I thought, was wondering if there was a legal place to download it direct from microsoft...I see where it's going though...Cheers!
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31 Jul 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Cheers mate.
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31 Jul 2011   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You should be able to go back to Digital River to download a 64 bit installer with your purchase receipt. If not there are links on the web to "Official Win7 ISO Downloads" which will take you to their site's download links.

Burn to DVD or write to flash stick using this tool: Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool

Here are tips to get a perfect reinstall - use the ones which apply: Reinstalling Windows 7
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08 May 2012   #18
sweetnightmare

win7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

hi guys, info query,

i have a win7 home premium 32bit?

so, therefore, i cant upgrade to win7 ultimate 64bit? right?

thanks
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08 May 2012   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can change to Ultimate, but it would have to be a clean install since you are changing from 32 to 64.
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03 Dec 2012   #20
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

daamn,, all software gone then..
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