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How to go from a 32bit to 64bit?

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January 2, 2012 1:58:36 AM

My computer has 32bit windows 7 because my cpu couldn't handle a 64bit at the time. I recently upgraded it so my comp can now handle a 64bit. I've tried reading up on this but can't figure out how to uninstall and reinstall. I don't mind if i lose all my info as long as i can have a 64bit os.

Thanks,
Austin

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January 2, 2012 2:48:39 AM

@Knight Format. Reload. ? Can you be a little more specific please. I don't know how to even start.

@Nikorr. thanks, i know i can follow instructions easily but how do i even get to that first picture? When i put in the cd and reboot it just starts up my old 32bit windows.

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January 2, 2012 2:50:42 AM

Set the boot order to start up from the CDrom/USB first. In the BIOS.
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January 2, 2012 2:52:52 AM

Looks like that...
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January 2, 2012 3:26:15 AM

Thanks so much, i set my boot order for CDR and its running my 64Bit windows cd now. So will it overwrite my 32 bit or will that version still be on my hard drive. I've read about windows .old or some type of folder like that?
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January 2, 2012 3:29:44 AM

another question, after this is installed will i have to re install my new MB,CPU, and GC drivers?
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January 2, 2012 3:44:08 AM

I know i ask alot. But when im at the screen "where do you want to install windows?" i chose the HD that says system and i get an error saying "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."
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January 2, 2012 4:17:08 AM

thesenses said:
Thanks so much, i set my boot order for CDR and its running my 64Bit windows cd now. So will it overwrite my 32 bit or will that version still be on my hard drive. I've read about windows .old or some type of folder like that?

Yes, it will give u option to erase the current partition, do it.
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January 2, 2012 4:19:50 AM

thesenses said:
another question, after this is installed will i have to re install my new MB,CPU, and GC drivers?

Yes, everything will be erased.

I personally download the latest drivers from the mobo makers website before install.
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January 2, 2012 4:28:22 AM

thesenses said:
I know i ask alot. But when im at the screen "where do you want to install windows?" i chose the HD that says system and i get an error saying "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."

Set your mobo before install to the AHCI.
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January 2, 2012 4:31:01 AM

Are u using the Custom (Advanced)? Use it!

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January 2, 2012 4:37:52 AM

Dang, i read your last post before i already started. I didn't switch to AHCI before i started. I looked up the error and they told me to unplug all my other HD's except the one i wanted to use. I did that and the installation is working now. What is the difference between AHCI and IDE i think it is?
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January 2, 2012 4:44:11 AM

Advantage of AHCI

Hot-Plugging (will not cover here as it will not affect computer performance)
Native Command Queuing (might improve computer/system/hard disk responsiveness, espcially in multi-tasking environment

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