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February 5, 2011 2:48:25 PM

Hello, I want to upgrade to 64 bit Win7 and need to know if the xps-720 w/q6600 CPU will accept and run the 64 bit version. I don't want to strip the HDD if I do not have to, as it is already running 32 bit Win7 and the upgrade process requires clean install.

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a c 416 $ Windows 7
February 5, 2011 5:16:27 PM

yes it will with no issues!
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a c 416 $ Windows 7
February 5, 2011 5:19:30 PM

you need to reformat and do a clean install then use the 64 bit drivers that are not loaded during install.The vista 64 bit drivers on the dell site will work!
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February 5, 2011 5:51:55 PM

If you're looking Windows 7 64-bit drivers for the nForce 680i SLI chipset you can go directly to the nVIDIA website and get the latest.
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February 5, 2011 6:22:22 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
you need to reformat and do a clean install then use the 64 bit drivers that are not loaded during install.The vista 64 bit drivers on the dell site will work!


Thanks, Area 51.....

You've confirmed my cause of apprehension. When I finish "Re-Backing" all my non-system folders and files, I'll visit the Dell site for the most up-to-date drivers supporting the new installation. Any advice, or anything out of the ordinary I should be alert for in the area of Bios update?

Thanks, also, for recognizing what I neglected to include in my request: the fact that I was seeking info/help for a Dell XPS.


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February 5, 2011 6:26:04 PM

ko888 said:
If you're looking Windows 7 64-bit drivers for the nForce 680i SLI chipset you can go directly to the nVIDIA website and get the latest.



Thanks, KO.

I haven't, yet, checked to determine if the 680i chipset is what's mounted on the board. But if it is, I'll now know what to do - what may have gotten overlooked without advice.

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a b $ Windows 7
February 5, 2011 6:40:11 PM

bonk1954 said:
Thanks, KO.

I haven't, yet, checked to determine if the 680i chipset is what's mounted on the board. But if it is, I'll now know what to do - what may have gotten overlooked without advice.

bonk1954

You can download and run the freeware CPU-Z application. Click on the Mainboard tab and it will give you information about your motherboard, BIOS and graphics interface.
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a c 416 $ Windows 7
February 5, 2011 6:56:08 PM

The vista 64 bit updates on the dell site will work for you,any questions i'll be glad to help!
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