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Is it possible to upgrade an Acer Aspire 5535 from 32 to 64 bit

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March 29, 2009 5:31:01 PM

Hi there

I purchased an Acer Aspite 5535 which has 3GB RAM and 32 bit operating system. However, i find when trying to load some games that they will not run because they are gfor 64 bit operating system.

Is it easy or even possible to upgrade the laptop from 32 bit operating system to a 64 bit operating system or am I going to have to live with the fact thaty I have obviously bought the wrong model for my needs?

If anyone could help without being too technical that would be fantastic.

Many thanks.

a b D Laptop
March 29, 2009 5:43:39 PM

The AMD CPU in your laptop supports 64-bit technology, so yes it is possible. You'll just need to drop the $100 bucks on a 64 bit copy of windows.
March 30, 2009 5:34:52 PM

lostandwandering said:
The AMD CPU in your laptop supports 64-bit technology, so yes it is possible. You'll just need to drop the $100 bucks on a 64 bit copy of windows.



Many thanks for your assistance.

When you say a I need to buy a 64 bit copy of Windows I am not actually sure what sure what it is I need to buy. Is this something i can buy online or should I be going to a PC store and do you know of any links where I could see what I am looking for?
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March 30, 2009 5:45:16 PM

Just go to Newegg and check out the Operating Systems section. Copies of Vista should be labeled 32 bit or 64 bit.

On another note... what game are you trying to play that only works on 64 bit OS's? I don't think any exist that are like that...
March 30, 2009 7:29:57 PM

lostandwandering said:
The AMD CPU in your laptop supports 64-bit technology, so yes it is possible. You'll just need to drop the $100 bucks on a 64 bit copy of windows.



Many thanks for your assistance.

When you say a I need to buy a 64 bit copy of Windows I am not actually sure what sure what it is I need to buy. Is this something i can buy online or should I be going to a PC store and do you know of any links where I could see what I am looking for?
March 30, 2009 7:32:01 PM

EQPlayer said:
Just go to Newegg and check out the Operating Systems section. Copies of Vista should be labeled 32 bit or 64 bit.

On another note... what game are you trying to play that only works on 64 bit OS's? I don't think any exist that are like that...



Thank you for your assistance. The game is a Sims triple edition and I tried to install it on the new laptop but it would not run, says it needs 64 bit operating system so i just wondered if it was easy to upgrade to 64 bit instead of 32 bit.
March 30, 2009 7:32:29 PM

EQPlayer said:
Just go to Newegg and check out the Operating Systems section. Copies of Vista should be labeled 32 bit or 64 bit.

On another note... what game are you trying to play that only works on 64 bit OS's? I don't think any exist that are like that...



Thank you for your assistance. The game is a Sims triple edition and I tried to install it on the new laptop but it would not run, says it needs 64 bit operating system so i just wondered if it was easy to upgrade to 64 bit instead of 32 bit.
March 30, 2009 8:26:23 PM

Pretty much anywhere you can buy an OS, if they sell Vista, they'll sell both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions. However, I wouldn't go to a store to buy it, as they won't have the System Builder's version, they'll have the retail version, which is obscenely expensive.
March 31, 2009 6:20:03 PM

lostandwandering said:
This is what you will need to get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Installing the new operating system will wipe all of your data. Back your important files up on an exteranl HDD or USB memory stick.

Pop the disk in the drive and follow the directions. It's pretty easy to follow.


Many thanks for your assistance with this. I did try to respond yesterday but had trouble with the broadband connection.
March 31, 2009 6:21:17 PM

lostandwandering said:
This is what you will need to get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Installing the new operating system will wipe all of your data. Back your important files up on an exteranl HDD or USB memory stick.

Pop the disk in the drive and follow the directions. It's pretty easy to follow.


Many thanks for your assistance with this. I did try to respond yesterday but had trouble with the broadband connection.
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a b D Laptop
April 3, 2010 11:07:31 PM

yes while you can upgrade to 64 bt O/S i did it on my aspire 5535 i found it difficult to get drivers also there are a few software isues although most 32 bit programmes will run note (MOST) the 64 bit os has inbuilt 32 bit compatability mode it wiil place all 32 bit software into a X86 programes file on your C: drive
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