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Win7 professional 32 to 64 upgrade

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I have just got new computer with win7 professional 32 bit. It is capable of supporting 64 bit. What options do I have to upgrade to win7 64 bit. Many thanks for any advice
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    preemo said:
    Hi

    I have just got new computer with win7 professional 32 bit. It is capable of supporting 64 bit. What options do I have to upgrade to win7 64 bit. Many thanks for any advice


    You have to do a fresh install from scratch using the provided 64bit disc. If you don't have the disc just call Microsoft and they can mail you one. You have the license you're just buying the disc. There is no other way.
  2. I would advise against installing Windows 7 64 bit unless you have 4 Gig of memory or more.
  3. Hi Everyone

    Thank you for the advice. My computer had 8g RAM and it came with 2nd 64 bit disc. I'll try to boot up with the 64 bit and reinstall.

    Preemo
  4. If you motherboard will support more than 4 gigs of ram it is well worth the change to 64 bit!
  5. 32-bit OSes are limited to 4GB in theory, in reality more like 3.25GB system RAM. You're definitely limiting yourself with a 32-bit OS. I've been using 64-bit myself for a while now, at first with 4GB RAM, now 8GB, and there are no compatibility issues.
  6. I find it strange that any computer manufacturer would supply a computer with 8 Gig of memory and only install a 32 bit operating system. Furthermore most computers you buy in computer stores and by mail order have all got Windows 7 64 bit installed on them regardless of the amount of memory installed. Are you sure that you are running 32 bit Windows 7? To check simply do properties of “Computer” on the start menu.
  7. I agree even most computers shipped with 4 gigs have the 64 bit OS!
  8. Or 2GB for that matter.
  9. Best answer selected by preemo.
  10. Thanks evryone for your help. I did a clean install fo the 64 bit version and all is good so far. The compter automatically saved the 32 bit files under old computer. So far no isses with any drivers.

    Cheers

    P
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