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My pc upgrade and data transfer

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Last response: in Systems
August 5, 2012 2:20:48 AM

Hey there, I just need some answers about how info on my old pc will work on a new pc a plan to buy quite soon.

Old pc -
w7 32 bt
intel core 2 duo e7500
4gb ddr2 ram

new pc -
no os
intel 2500k 3.3ghz
8gb ddr3

i know about a program which clones drives so hopefully that should not be any kind of problem, although if anyone can give me some pointers on these types of transfers it would be helpful.

So i plan to transfer my w7 key 32 bit onto the 64 bit new pc i plan to buy, will there be any problems i could face through doing this, ie reinstalling w7?


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a b å Intel
August 5, 2012 3:13:29 AM

If you have an oem version of windows you cant transfer it or install it on to another computer

If its a retail version yes you can , but you shouldnt because its 32 bit , and most of your RAM will be completely wasted . Buy a 64 bit oem copy of 7 or 8 which should start shipping in a few weeks

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a b å Intel
August 5, 2012 3:22:00 AM

the easy route with less pain would be to contact ms and for a small fee get the 64 bit cd sent to you. your better off backing your personal data off onto a usb stick or two and then wiping the drive and doing a clean install if your going to reuse the 500g drive. if your going to reuse the drive you have to boot into safe mode remove all of the old drivers before you make the image.