Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit over Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by willyiven, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. willyiven

    willyiven Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I am running Windows7 ultimate 32 bit and am about to upgrade the PC(memory and processor).

    Can I install the 64 version over the 32 version without loosing data?

    Thx for your advice.

    willy
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Hello Willy,

    Most all of us agree that an upgrade is not the route to take. It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts.

    Save all you Documents, Pictures, contacts, videos, music, etc to a flash drive,

    Be aware, you will need to re-install your 3rd party applications.

    There i poll going on now and "clean" install is winning by a mile.

    You will no doubt carry over unnecessary files from the 32-bit edition.
     
  3. BigFeet

    BigFeet Senior Member

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    You can't upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit. You have to do a clean install.
     
  4. willyiven

    willyiven Senior Member

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    It is done by a new partition and a clean install.
    Now I have them both and I can let the 32bit version bleed to death while I install the needed user software that is on the 32bit version..


    Thx a lot

    willy
     
    #4 willyiven, Jan 22, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2010

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