OS upgrade

#1
I thinking about upgrading my current 32 bit Vista Home Premium to 64 bit Vista Ultimate. Is this possible to go form 32 to 64 bit.
 


#2
I ran the MS Vista upgrade advisor and all passed. It doesnt tell me whether I can go form 32 bit to 64 bit. It just tells me my system will take the upgrade.
 


Celestra

Former Moderator
#3

Usually it says something on the computer. I'm says AMD Turion 64 X2......Maybe something is on the bottom of your computer???
 


#4
I know my cpu is an AMD Athlon 64 X 2 (dual core). Which can handle the 64 bit system. I was wanting to knwo if I can go from a 32 bit system and upgrade (upgrade or full version) to 64 bit system OS. Or am I stuck with just upgrading to Vista Ultimate 32 bit OS. Next question, what are the main benifits in going to a 64 bit over the 32 bit?
 


Celestra

Former Moderator
#5
It is not allowed to upgrade Windows Vista directly from a 32 bit to a 64 bit. You are required to clean install along with all your applications. If you want to go from a 32 bit to a 64 bit, back up all your applications. It is recommended to use the Windows Easy Transfer method. Perform a custom installation of your 64 bit Vista O/S. Your Antivirus and some Hardware Drivers may not work. If you are using a 32 bit Printer, you may want to check with Windows Vista Compatibility Center. Advantages: You can run two different O/S comfortably. Expanded Office perhaps, or run a complex game.

(Pardon me, I didn't see your computer spec's)
 


kemical

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#6
I know my cpu is an AMD Athlon 64 X 2 (dual core). Which can handle the 64 bit system. I was wanting to knwo if I can go from a 32 bit system and upgrade (upgrade or full version) to 64 bit system OS. Or am I stuck with just upgrading to Vista Ultimate 32 bit OS. Next question, what are the main benifits in going to a 64 bit over the 32 bit?

As Celestra says you'll need to do a fresh install....
As for benefits..The major one is you can use more than 3GB of RAM.
 


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