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Upgrading Win7 (32-Bit) to Win8 (64-Bit) OS

Hello Buddies!

I have an issue with the installation and wanna clear some f my doubts regarding installation of the OS.

** I have a Win 7 Ultimate OS(32-Bit) and a 64-bit Compatible Motherboard.
I also have Win 8 (64bit) Installation Disk .
When I am Trying To run the installation, it throws an error like "This verison of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) verion of the program, and then contact the software publisher"

So, What should I do to install the OS with 64 bit n my currently using Win7 32 Bit and why does it throws this kind of error.?

Help me with this issue and Thanks!
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  1. Best answer
    You can't perform an "in place" upgrade of 32-bit Windows to 64-bit Windows.

    You first have to remove the 32-bit version from the hard drive by formatting the partition it's on. You can do that by booting from the 64-bit installation disc and following the on-screen prompts.

    When the partition has been formatted you can then proceed to install 64-bit Windows on it.
  2. ...and I'd go to 10 instead of 8.
  3. Phillip Corcoran said:
    You can't perform an "in place" upgrade of 32-bit Windows to 64-bit Windows.

    You first have to remove the 32-bit version from the hard drive by formatting the partition it's on. You can do that by booting from the 64-bit installation disc and following the on-screen prompts.

    When the partition has been formatted you can then proceed to install 64-bit Windows on it.





    I have 2 Questions as far now buddy.
    1. How to make partitions in the Windows And does it Erases all My Hard Disk Entirely.?
    2. Does The partition requires the Driver Installation CD , and I don't have the Driver installation CD Also.. So, How can I make effective?
  4. 1. Boot with install DVD or Flash (ISO). What we are telling you is, INSTALL FROM SCRATCH, like in a new PC.

    2. Windows drivers are included in the installation disk, and after Windows is installed, you should install additional drivers from the Mobo's vendor which can simply be downloaded ahead of time.
  5. dudeman509 said:
    ...and I'd go to 10 instead of 8.
    I have tried windows 10 on my PC but it sucks and the system hangs many times! So, I think it needs some powerful processor :P
  6. I doubt it. Probably a driver issue. If 7 runs on your computer, 8 and 10 will run better. Heck, it runs fine on my 1.6 Ghz Core 2 Duo, a terribly slow computer.
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