Can you change a 34 bit system in a pc to a 64 bit? Tags: Laptops Windows 7 Last response: November 2, 2012 9:18 AM in Windows 7 Share auditime4 November 2, 2012 6:21:21 AM How can I change my daughters 34 bit OS in her laptop to a 64 bit OS? More about : change bit system bit solar1992 November 2, 2012 7:21:45 AM You can change the 32bit OS to a 64bit OS only by completing a full re-install. This will require all your programs to be installed again as well as your data being put back. This may be hard to achieve if you don't have a disk/license and can be hard to get back again to 32bit if you find that the drivers don't work in 64bit manofchalk a b D Laptop a b $ Windows 7 November 2, 2012 8:31:20 AM You need a completely new OS install to get 64bit. As Solar pointed out, this will wipe everything from the HDD. So back up anything you want to an external drive. Related resources AMD Athlon 64 bit 3.4 or a Intel 3.4 - Forum How to change system type from 32 bit to 64 bit - Forum Win7 64-bit on Pentium D 945 3.4 ? - Forum 64-bit P4s on sale, HP : 3.4 and 3.6Ghz models - Forum Vista 64Bit Full System Freeze Up - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rene13cross November 2, 2012 8:41:17 AM Also note that it must have 64bit capability. If its a very old laptop it might not in which case you won't be able to use a 64bit OS Major_Trouble November 2, 2012 9:04:39 AM If the laptop has less than 4gb of RAM there is little point going to a 64bit os for the sake of it. It will be no faster other than the clean install. zyky November 2, 2012 9:18:02 AM Switching from 32bit to 64bit kernels is pretty painless in everything but Windows. But for your typical case of using Windows, you'll want to reinstall the OS. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWindows 64 bit to 34 bit Forum64 to 34 bit ForumWindows 7 64 bit freezes randomly - NO BSOD ForumNew build 64 bit problems Forum64bit problem ForumHow to change 64 bit windows 7 to 32 bit ? ForumNeed to change Windows 7 from 32 bit to 64bit ForumASUS Sabertooth X79 -- can't install Windows 7 64-bit onto Crucial SSD ForumHow to change 32- bit system in to 64-bit system in windows7 ForumWindows 7 64 bit Freezing. ForumUpgraded to 64-bit Windows 7 and now 2007 Excel runs extremely slow ForumKeeping 64 bit but downloading 34 bit Forum[Solved] [Solved] Windows 7 ultimate product key free download ForumEnlarge system tray icons ForumCan i run 64-bit versions of windows? More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !