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upgrade 32 bit to 64 bit windows 7

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May 25, 2013 3:03:53 AM

Hi, im trying to upgrade my current windows 7 32bit setup to 64 bit.

I have tried booting from DVD and I keep getting the following error right before installation.

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Have tried burning the ISO file at slow speed on IMGBURN and still won't work.

Help please!!!
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May 25, 2013 3:16:45 AM

Windows is saying that it can't find a driver for your DVD drive(probably a 64-bit driver). Check the manufacturer's website to see if they supply a 64 bit driver. If not, you may have to get a new DVD drive.
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May 25, 2013 3:51:58 AM

Hi

I believe you will need to backup all data
during install go to advanced and format C: destroying all data on C: before changing from 32 bit to 64 bit Windows

It is not a simple upgrade like going from Vista to 7 (both 32 bit)

Unless you have more than 3 GB of RAM (or want to add extra RAM) or are going from Home to Pro or Ultimate is the upgrade worth it.

Legacy drivers for old equipment such as printers / scanners/ multifunction devices are harder to find for 64bit Windows 7 but Vista 32 bit drivers often work with 32bit Windows 7

regards
Mike Barnes

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