I want to upgrade the RAM on my dell 11z from 2 to 8 gigabits. I was informed that I would need to upgrade my operating system to a 64 bit operating system. Is this something I can do or do I need to have a technician perform the task?
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Upgrading your OS from 32bit to 64bit is as easy as installing the Operating System. You will need to buy a 64bit version of your operating system, then I advise making complete a full backup of all your data (images, music, downloads, etc) and then perform a fresh install of the new 64bit OS.
Please be aware that some program manufacturers DON'T offer 64bit versions of there software, 99.9% do but please be aware of this.
Unfortionatly the only way to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit, is a fresh install of Windows.