Is a 64 bit upgrade transferable between computers?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Jess, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Jess

    Jess New Member

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    Hi,

    I have 32 bit windows 7 installed on my PC but I'm unable to run some games I want to play. Someone has suggested I upgrade to 64 bit and then, if it doesn't help, I can buy a new computer and install the 64 bit version on there because I'll need it either way.

    Is this correct?

    Thanks,
    Jess
     
  2. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    1. I am not sure that the problem of not being able to play certain games is because of the " bit version " ( 32-bit vs 64-bit ).
    I think it has more to do with your RAM capacity and your graphic card capable to play the games.
    But, I m not a gamer at all.

    2. If you want to install 64-bit version over the current 32-bit, you can do so by ..............
    a.) download a 64-bit version of Win 7 ISO
    http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/
    b.) burn the ISO into a bootable DVD using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
    c.) do a clean install.
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html
    d.) use your current product key.

    3. You will have to look real hard if you want to look for a computer running Windows 7.
    Since the Windows 8 and 8.1 introduction, computer manufacturers are not making Windows 7 computers anymore. You will have to search around for a retail store which still has Win 7 computers in stock.
     
    #2 davidhk129, Dec 11, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2013

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