Can I install the 64 bit verison of Windows 7 professional on my 32 bit computer?

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  1. OhSoJohnny

    OhSoJohnny New Member

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    Hello, my name is Johnny.

    I currently have the win7 32 bit installed... However I would like to switch to the 64 bit setup due to the fact that i'm only using 3 out of 8 gigs of ram.

    So would it be safe to reinstall Win7 but in 64 bit?
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    You'll want to take the steps necessary to backup all your critical data (images, music, email, documents, etc.,) as you will have to perform a custom (clean) install as an upgrade is not possible. And of course you will have to have a processor cable of supporting a 64bit install but since you have 8 gigs of ram I'm guessing that you've already made sure of that.
    Good luck, keep us posted and welcome to the forums.
    Regards
    Randy
     

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