Upgrading from W7 Ultimate x86 to x64

#1
Hey guys,

I'm planning to upgrade to x64 as right now i have 4gb ram, and 1.7gb graphics memory,

as you can guess the x84 limits are pretty severely bottlenecking my computer's performance, I can run crysis on another pc w/ x64 on full graphics fine (other pc has similar specs), but it barely runs on my pc at all.

So I have the x64 disc and everything, if i choose the upgrade option when i insert it, will it just upgrade the OS and leave my programs and documents alone? (I have the Adobe Master Suite and all, it'd be a pain to have to reinstall it all)

thanks
 


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#2
'pyr0kinetic',

IF you have an Upgrade disc, rather than a Full Version, please come back & I will tell you how to do the above w/ it.
Drew is of course saying that he can help you with how to make a new clean installation of Win7 x64 when you only have an upgrade disk - it will still not be an in-place upgrade (to avoid any possible misunderstanding).

That said, I recommend everyone to consider making the full upgrade to x64 at this point of time. I have done five painless upgrades from x84 XP to x64 Win7 so far.

Good luck!
 


#3
So an x84 OS cannot be upgraded to x64? I'll have to reformat and start fresh on x64?
 


#4
Yes. You will have to reformat and start fresh if you change to x64.
 


#5
okay, also, would it be possible to export parts of my registry from x84, then import it into x64?
if it is, then i could just copy a lot of my programs from Program Files rather than having to install all over again. thanks for the help btw
 


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