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[Solved] Windows 7 convert to 32 from 64bit and save existing 32-bit files

Last response: in Windows 7
April 18, 2012 7:06:55 PM

answer thread question please.
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April 18, 2012 7:19:10 PM

Why, it is solved.
April 18, 2012 7:20:21 PM

32 and 64-bit refer to the operating system, not the file system. Files are not 32-bit and 64-bit. That said, backup your files BEFORE you upgrade. And do an in place upgrade as you will have to restore after the installation. See this note from MS website:

"If you want to move from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or vice versa, you'll need to back up your files and choose the Custom option during Windows 7 installation. Then, you'll need to restore your files and reinstall your programs. For more information about performing a custom installation, see Installing and reinstalling Windows 7‍."