Please Help! Fresh Install of Windows 7!

#1
Ok I currently have a 32bit windows 7 and my PC is 64bit compatible(I am aware I need to do a fresh install). I want to remove 32bit and install 64bit. I tried this before and lost everything I had. This time I am making a backup and need help explaining what I need to do. Could anyone give me a step by step guide on what to do?

Many thanks,

Luke
 


patcooke

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#2
When you say you lost everything do you mean programs, user data files or what?
 


#3
It was the equivalent to wiping my HD. Lost everything had to reinstall everything. When I tried to install 64bit it said the CD is for 64bit machines so I used the 32bit one and reinstalled 32bit.....how foolish. This may sound stupid but what CD do I use to install 64bit. And do i start it as boot CD?
 


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#4
Exactly what processor and motherboard have you got?
 


#5
CPU Type - 2x Intel Pentium III Xeon, 2400 MHz (2.5 x 960)
CPU - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz, 2333 MHz
Motherboard - ASUS PQ5L-E
RAM - 4GB Corsair
HD - 1.5 TB
Graphics - NVIDIA Quadro FX
 


patcooke

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#6
A windows 7 64 bit installation dvd, which you should boot from and install to a clean formatted drive should install Windows 64 bit for you - and yes, it should wipe everything.
 


#7
Thanks A lot for your help. If I have any problems when trying to Install I will let you know.

Regards,

Luke
 


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