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Software reinstallation on upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit

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December 27, 2012 3:11:43 PM

Hello,
Do i need to re-install softwares(read autocad,adobe CS5 etc.) if I am upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit?

Thanks
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a b $ Windows 7
December 27, 2012 3:18:12 PM

You HAVE to do a clean install of Windows 64 bit on a fomatted drive, so, yes, you'll need to re-install your programmes.
a b $ Windows 7
December 27, 2012 3:18:12 PM

Yes. There is no direct upgrade path from 32-bit to 64-bit, it's a wipe and clean install.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 27, 2012 3:18:53 PM

Yes. There is no OS upgrade from 32 but to 64 bit. You will have to do a new installation meaning all your data and apps will be gone. backup your files first.
a b $ Windows 7
December 27, 2012 3:28:04 PM

Hi :) 

ALSO some of those will NEED the 64 bit version to install...

All the best Brett :) 
December 27, 2012 3:57:19 PM

Thanks a lot!
I guess they need to improve the upgrade process..
!