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Switching a 32bit drive to 64bit

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October 29, 2012 11:16:31 PM

Hello,
I want to put a 64bit motherboard in my machine and more memory for gaming but am running 32 bit XP right now and do not want to lose all the items on my hard drive. Can i save the files or are they lost. Going to go to Windows 5 64
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October 30, 2012 4:38:29 PM

You can save data files, like word processing documents, but there's no way to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit, you have to do a clean install of Windows and that will mean reinstalling all programs.

Also, Windows 5 was Windows 2000, so presumably you meant something else, although there were 64-bit versions of Windows 2000. :) 
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October 30, 2012 5:39:09 PM

lowman01 said:
Hello,
I want to put a 64bit motherboard in my machine and more memory for gaming but am running 32 bit XP right now and do not want to lose all the items on my hard drive. Can i save the files or are they lost. Going to go to Windows 7 64

Mostly want to save my outlook email and itunes items.
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