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May 26, 2011 12:57:34 AM

id it possible to convert windows 7 ultimate 64 bit to 32 bit?

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a b $ Windows 7
May 26, 2011 8:44:58 AM

If you have the 32 bit disk, save all your files to a backup. Reformat the drive and load 32 if that's what you are after. Sure you can change it, but you have to do a fresh install, not an upgrade.
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May 26, 2011 9:25:10 AM

michael wright said:
id it possible to convert windows 7 ultimate 64 bit to 32 bit?


My first question in this scenario is always: Why? If there are legitimate reasons, sure, but 64bit has more benefits than drawbacks. Do have a clear understanding of why you want to go to 32bit?
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a c 243 $ Windows 7
May 26, 2011 3:41:50 PM

Can you convert/upgrade from 32-bit Windows to 64-bit Windows? The answer is NO. You can only perform and clean/custom installation of 64-bit (full install).
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May 26, 2011 5:32:40 PM

if you have perform a clean install...
reinstall the windows 32 bt

if you are having some problems with some programs running on windows 7 64 bit
you can try running a virtualized windows 7 32 bit or any other 32 bit os
this way you can still use windows 7 64 bit and use your programs in the virtualized os
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May 27, 2011 1:25:12 PM

If you plan on using more than four gigs of ram then I would recommend upgrading to the 64bit version of windows. No, you can't just upgrade, however, you can save your user profile, pictures, settings, and everything else using the microsoft user state migration tool found here: (Its free)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?Fami...

Once you back up your data to and external drive using this tool, do a fresh install of microsoft windows 64bit. Install all your programs that you had from your old computer, then install the User State Migration Tool and select new computer to import all the settings. It sounds harder than it really is, but there is no need for the 32 bit windows anymore.
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June 3, 2011 3:19:28 PM

Best answer selected by michael wright.
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June 3, 2011 3:19:47 PM

Thanks for the information. I appreciate your help.
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