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November 27, 2012 1:12:32 PM

Hey guys, I'm currently using a 32-bit Windows 7 computer, and I want to upgrade to a 64-bit version of Windows 7. I'm running an Athlon II x4 processor, so I know that it's capable of it. I also only have 4 GB of RAM installed, but I want to be able to use all of it, instead of just 3.1 GB. Is it possible to do this and keep all of my files/programs on the same drive? If so, how could I?

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November 27, 2012 1:21:48 PM

Your going to need to do a clean install.
Back up everything you need, do your clean install and then move everything back.
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November 27, 2012 2:23:06 PM

unoriginal1 said:
Your going to need to do a clean install.
Back up everything you need, do your clean install and then move everything back.

Alright, so should I just back up my data then format the drive for the 32-bit or is there any certain process for changing to a 64-bit system?
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November 27, 2012 2:30:15 PM

Talking Tubby said:
Alright, so should I just back up my data then format the drive for the 32-bit or is there any certain process for changing to a 64-bit system?

No process, you just need to do exactly as you said.
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November 27, 2012 2:31:22 PM

Best answer selected by Talking Tubby.
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