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Moving windows 7 from 32-bit to 64-bit hardware

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August 11, 2011 6:17:48 PM

Hello,
I'm upgrading my system (replacing everything but the Antec 900 chassis and a SATA secondary hard drive) from an old P4?800VM with a Pentium 4 processor to an ASUS P8Z68 with an i7-2600k processor. The old system ran 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate and I plan to do a clean 64-bit install and transfer the license. My question is whether there is any information I need to pull off of the older system before I shut it down in order to make activating the new OS easier.
TIA.

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August 11, 2011 6:34:49 PM

the main thing you should check is that any peripherals such as printers scanners etc have 64bit drivers available as you cant use a 32bit driver on a 64bit operating system--so some older peripherals could become unusable
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August 17, 2011 6:03:19 PM

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August 17, 2011 6:11:21 PM

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