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Can you change a 34 bit system in a pc to a 64 bit?

Last response: in Windows 7
November 2, 2012 6:21:21 AM

How can I change my daughters 34 bit OS in her laptop to a 64 bit OS?

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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
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.
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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
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.
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.