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Installing Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine

Question: Installing Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine

Need to know if I can install Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine. If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages? Thanks.

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Answer: Installing Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine

Quote: Originally Posted by Tarkus13


Need to know if I can install Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine. If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages? Thanks.


Yes you can

Advantages
smaller resources footprint, less problems with drivers, less minimum system requirements

Dis advantages
Somewhat slower, can only use ~3,25 gigs of ram even if more is installed
Ken

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I am working on a Dell Studio 1745 running Win7 64 Home Premium. I need to run a piece of hardware (Tascam US122) that is incompatiable with the 64bit OS. My plan is to partition the drive and install Win 7 32bit on the new partition so I can run the mentioned hardware. I've done this on another machine (Dual Boot XP and Win 7) and ran into a problems with the bootloader. I learned to install older OS FIRST because of that. I'm wondering if installing Win7 32bit on a current Win7 64bit machine will cause a similar problem with bootloaders? I'd rather not have to mess with the bootloaders, but I really need to run this hardware. And, since this is a Dell, with touchscreen, and most IMPORTANTLY, a friend's computer I want to be 100% sure I'm not going to cause issues I can't fix.

So, again, will installing Win7 32bit on a new partition of a Win7 64bit machine cause problems with the bootloader, or any other foreseeable problems?

Thanks a bunch!

Answer:Installing Win7 32bit on Win7 64bit machine?

http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/311/US-122_Win_driver_3_40_notes_E.pdf

This says that the drivers work with 64-bit Vista. Have you tried using the Vista driver?

Driver: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/311/US122_Win_3.40f.zip

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Hi there

I have just purchased 4 gigs of ram to add to my 2 gigs and would like to use it all by re-installing windows 7 ultimate 32bit and when re-installing select 64bit instead of 32bit.I have backed up my hard drive but i do not know how to re-install without the disk?

Please help!

Thanks

Answer:re-installing win7 ultimate from 32bit to 64bit without disk

To install a new OS you must have an install disk. A 32 bit and 64 bit OS are really very different internally. This would mean a clean install as there is no upgrade path from a 32 bit to 64 bit OS. Be aware that you would also need to reinstall all applications and that would require the install media for each one. Installing a 64 bit OS just to access more of your 4 GB RAM is usually more trouble than it is worth.

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Can not install "TheSky Level IV Version 4" on Win7 64bit. An error message appears when I run setup.exe

Answer:Installing 32bit application on win7 64bit system

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Hi guys,  As I was looking for a solution to my problem, I read that Win7 Starters are also include in the upgrade list for Win8 Pro. Now my question.  1. Is it possible to install a Windows 7 Starter edition to a Thinkpad T500? 2. Is it possible to clean install a windows 7 starter(32bit) to upgrade as windows 8 pro(64bit)? (I read about clean install but I don't know if starter edition was included. Anyone tried upgrading 7starter(32bit) to 8pro(64bit) on thinkpad, ideapad or any gear you have? 3. Anyone tried installing windows 8 to T500? I think I read it in some forums but this is just a confirmation if someone actually tried it.  Thanks. (",)





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Answer:For T500: Is it possible installing Win7 starter(32bit) upgrade clean install to Win8 Pro(64bit)?

Hey there newbprof,
 
To Install Windows 7 on a machine you will need to make sure you meet the following requirements:
 
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
 
I pulled this information from Microsoft site that may be important for you:
Can I upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 8?           

Yes, but you can't do this using Upgrade Assistant. If your PC has a 64-bit capable processor (CPU) but is currently running a 32-bit version of Windows, you can install a 64-bit version of Windows 8 Pro, but you'll need to buy it as a DVD and perform a custom installation. If available in your country or region, you can buy Windows 8 Pro from a participating retail store. You can also buy it online from the Microsoft Store in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan,  Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and  United States.
Please note that the Windows 8 Pro Pack is used to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro, and is not for cross-architecture installs and does not include any media. If you want to change architectures, purchase Windows 8 Pro. 
You won't be able to keep any files, settings, or apps when you upgrade from a 32-bit... Read more

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Have a program that will only install and work on 32bit vista or xp business/professional systems. Toshiba Laptop I use is a 64 bit machine and currently has win7   64bit home on it. I am considering to install on seperate  partition Vista business 32 bit os . Will i be able to use program on that partion/ os ? Main point is will the Vista 32bit act as 32 bit or will it install as 64 bit and be  of no benefit for my program ?

Answer:if i install vista business 32bit on 64bit machine will os operate as 32bit

Yes

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If I buy a 64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS, CAN I :

Make 4 partitions, the below
VISTA 32BIT
VISTA 64BIT
Kubuntu 9.04 64bit full dvd version [when ready]
Kubuntu 9.04 32bit full dvd version [when ready] ????

Answer:64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS,CAN I have 32bit & 64bit vista partitions

Yes, you should be able to do that, well that is if you know how to create a partiotion..

Amplid

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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So, as the title says, I had Win7 - 32bit first...
I decided to dualboot it with 64, so I could have a clean partition (64bit) and still have all my programs of my 32bit...

When I boot, the 32bit gets a BSOD, and even windows startup repair can't repair it... But 64bit does launch great!

My specs;

Processor 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad-processor Q9000
Memory 4 GB DDR3
HD 320 GB @ 7200 rpm
Graphic card; nVidia GeForce 9600M GT 1gb etcetcetc

TY for your help

Answer:BSOD on 32bit after dualbooting Win7 32bit with 64bit

Can you boot into Safe Mode? Press F8 at startup to access the menu. If so, remove Daemon Tools or whatever other virtual drive software that you have installed.

Bugchecks 0xC5, 0x7E, and 0x8E:

Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Devin\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$DI07.894\012910-30716-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\websymbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.x86fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x8304b000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x83193810
Debug session time: Fri Jan 29 15:13:16.774 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:16.506
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
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Loading User Symbols
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to... Read more

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I just bought a ThinkPad T400, and 8GB DDR3 upgrade kit. After first log on, I realized the Windows 7 is 32bit. How can I upgrade to Ultimate x64 instead?

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Win7 32bit Home Premium to Win7 64bit Ultimate: Possible without Clean Install?

no.
you cannot change architecture without a clean install.
 

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I just bought a ThinkPad T400, and 8GB DDR3 upgrade kit. After first log on, I realized the Windows 7 is 32bit. How can I upgrade to Ultimate x64 instead?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Win7 32bit Home Premium to Win7 64bit Ultimate: Possible without Clean

I think you have to Wipe and reinstall. You can't go from 32bit to 64bit over the top of the 32bit.

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I have two 500 GB HDDs, and I installed Windows 7 64bit on one, and 32 bit on the other. When im in my 64 bit OS, I can't access my 32 bit HDD. When im in the 32 bit OS I CAN access the 64bit HDD.
From 32 bit I can access
32bit HDD
64bit HDD

From 64 bit OS i can access
64bit HDD
Why is this?
 

Answer:Problem with Hard Disk after dualbooting Win7 32bit with Win7 64bit

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Hey,

I purchased the Win 7 Pro Upgrade 32bit via digitalriver, but I've been doing some reseach and probably should have selected the 64bit version.

- Any ideas how I can get the 64bit version?

- For those who ordered the 32bit back-up disc kit for the extra $15 and have received it, does it come with both 32bit & 64bit?

- I've already installed and activated the 32bit version, but when I go to install the 64bit version, will I need to / is there a way to deactivate my initial 32bit install or will this not matter?

Thanks for your advice.

Answer:Reinstall Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit /backup disc content

Camo15, Welcome to SevenForums
The first two questions call Digital River about a refund and reorder. Have heard that some have had success with that. No need to un activate however if you decide to try to use that Key again then you will have to call MS and talk to them to make it work on another pc if that is your intent. Good luck to you and enjoy!

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I ordered win7 pro 32 bit to go on my 32 bit dell computer. I replaced the HDD also. Can you install the 64 Bit version
on a 32 bit machine?

Answer:64Bit on a 32Bit Machine?

It depends on your CPU. You can't install a 64bit os on a computer with a 32bit processor,
 
Use this utility to find out. Any modern processor is 64bit.
 
https://www.grc.com/securable.htm

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Just wondering if it would be possible to backup a Win7 32bit system, install a Win7 64bit system then restore the 32bit to the 64bit system?

Simon

Answer:Macrium Reflect: Restore Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit?

NO -- a clean install is required to move from one to the other. IF you restore an MR backup over an install, it replaces the entire contents of the partition. So basically, you would be going back to the version that you saved to backup.

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Please help. My old OS is 64bit Vista and I changed it to 32bit Windows 7. I would like to install now 64bit Windows 7 but the system says that the CD I put (Windows 7 64bit) is not compatible with the current OS.

How could I change my OS? I cannot change the boot settings. I have a Toshiba Satellite P500 series. Thanks. Hoping somebody could help me.

By the way even the original Vista 64bit can?t be installed because it says same reason, not compatible. Thanks again.

Answer:Satellite P500 - How to upgrade from Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit?

I think you must do a clean install.
Are you saying that you can't change the boot sequence with F12(???) at power on?

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I have a new Toshiba Laptop (Win7 64bit CORE i3). I would like to run (via usb) and old hdd from my desktop which was 32bit Win7.
I have the old hard drive in a SATA enclosure and running it via USB to my laptop. When I attempt to either copy or read the old hard drive I get a write protect error. I have tried
the MS registry changes to remove "write protection" but the registry entry they call for is non existent in my laptop registry.
My last post on this was annotated as solved...but my explanation was weak. I do not want to run this drive as a permanent addition to my system, I just need to copy some files from the old drive to the new one.
If I attempt to use Control Panel/Disk Management it tells me the old drive is not "initialized". Both options to initialize don't work. Please help I have some very important medical records that must be copied from old hdd to new.

Answer:Cannot read hdd from old desktop Win7 32bit on new laptop Win7 64bit

Have you tried connecting the old hard drive to the old computer using the SATA connection then connecting your laptop to your network before copying the files over?

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Hello

I have purchased and downloaded both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows7 Professional (no CDs or media here only download version)

I sucessfully upgraded from Vista 32 to Win7 32

Then I upgraded my hard disk (140Gb 500GB) and RAM (3GB to to 4GB)

Now I would like to go from Win7 32bit to 64bit

When I try and run the Win7-P-retail-en-us.x64.exe file it upacks the box then stops with this error:"We are unable to create or save files in the folder in which this application was downloaded. Please check the folder properties to make sure that you have security permission on the folder to write flies and that that folder is not read only"
I am the System Admin and I have full rights, and have moved the exe and the setup box files to My Documentsand I have modified the directory properties/attributes but I still get the same error over and over.

I searched the posts and some people stated one needs a clean install others say you can upgrade from any version so I am trying the upgrade here especially since the upgrade from Vista 32 to Win7 32 was smooth and did require all the extra work of a reinstall.

Can someone help me here?

Thanks

Answer:Win7 (32bit) to Win7 (64bit) upgrade install error

I believe to go from 32-bit to 64-bit, you will have to boot off the DVD. The installer is a 64 bit application that won't run under 32-bit. Find instructions to create a DVD if you don't already have it.

Good luck!

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Hi folks.

I have searched through the various threads that deal with this topic but have not seen anything that deals with this specifically.

I have a custom built computer I put together last year. I installed Win7 32bit at the time because I didn't want to bite the bullet and reinstall everything. That time has now arrived.

My computer has:

i7 Core 960 2.67GHz
8GB Ram
1TB HDD (Win7 32bit installed)
600GB HDD

I purchased an OEM DVD of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and an Intel 180GB SSD drive.

I want to install the SSD drive on the computer and install Win7 64bit OS as a DUAL BOOT. This way I will be able to choose to migrate my applications at my own pace. As I install a 64bit version of my Photoshop CS6 for example, I will delete it in the 32bit OS once I have all my settings, brushes etc. moved over.

Should I ?

1. Install the SSD and get it recognized by the BIOS and the 32bit OS.
2. Boot from the DVD of the 64bit OS and choose the SSD as the location of the installation.
3. Reboot the computer after installation complete

and at that point I should get the dual boot screen?

The above is how I understand the process based on some tutorials I've seen for dual booting XP and Vista. Does this work for Win7 32 and Win7 64?

Answer:Dual Boot Win7 32bit and Win7 64bit on a second SSD drive

Easy - install the SSD and disconnect all the HDDs. Then install Win7 on the SSD and make the SSD second in the boot sequence (first should be the CD/DVD reader). Then reconnect the HDDs.

When you want to boot from your 32bit system, temporarily change the boot sequence (usually via F12 at power-on).

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Hello and thanks in advance for your help.

I currently have two 64 bit laptops that I'd like to downgrade to Windows XP Pro 32 bit.

Both are HP dv6 models.

The first is I believe a dv6-1350us and is running Windows Vista.

According to the tech guy he says I have to install a 64-bit operating system like XP Pro 64. I'd like to confirm if this is really true or not.

The second computer is dv6-1355dx and running Windows 7 Home Premium. So can I downgrade this to XP Pro 32 bit?

Supposedly there are drivers available to make this change. But according to my tech guy he believes I have to use a 64 bit operating system with a 64 bit machine. So maybe Windows XP Pro 64 bit would work.

Any help or suggestions would be great.

Thanks
 

Answer:Can I Install XP Pro 32bit on my 64bit machine?

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As the title says, im upgrading from 32bit to 64bit(both XP). The reason is because i just ordered a 2x2gb ram sticks of newegg and i want my system to read all of my memory.

But hmpm... so i have found all of my drivers that are 64bits for my hardware. But i cant seem to find my CHIPSET driver since i dont even know where to look for it(i dont know my motherboard manufacturer, etc...)

By any chance is there some way to find it even if i dont know the manufacturer of my mobo?

Att, Rey .

PS: my mobo is compatible with vista, i remember when i bought it, like 7 months ago, the box said so.

Answer:Upgrading my machine from XP 32BIT to XP 64BIT.

Hi,
What is the make and model of this computer?
Bill

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Does it really matter if I install 32bit XP on a 64bit machine? I'm particularly concerned that games might not perform as well as they otherwise would. I'm aware that 32 bit XP will only accommodate a maximum of 4GB RAM, but apart from that, is there any difference?

Answer:[SOLVED] 32bit XP for a 64bit machine

There'll be no problem at all, the 32bit version has better drivers support and better compatibility with older softwares. The memory shouldn't be a problem either, I don't think there are many games around that can make use of more than 2GB of RAM.

Note that XP 32bit will probably not detect 4GB of memory if you have 4GB installed. If you want more information about that you can read this thread starting at "About the memory now". It won't make a big difference with games anyway, once you have more than 1GB of RAM the things that really matter are your CPU and video card performances.

Apps that are designed specifically to take advantage of the 64bit features will perform faster on a 64bit OS, but most of these are professional apps. Games may perform better if they can benefit from faster memory access but you shouldn't see a big difference.

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I have purchase new PC with i7 3.20 processor, want to know if you can i run windows xp pro 32bit on a 64bit machine ( I see some answers from 2007)
 

Answer:can i run windows xp 32bit on a 64bit machine

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Hi,
I'm presently running Win7 Pro 32bit on an Intel Core2Duo 2.4Ghz 775 socket.

I've just purchased a i5 760 processor, an Intel H55 chipset Mobo, and 8GB of ram.

My copy of Win7 Pro 32bit was acquired through the college I was attending.
I have the installation disk and the license number.

When I reinstall Win7 Pro on my new set up, what do I need to do to make it a 64bit install?

I plan to use to the same installation disk and license number.

thanks
Mitch

Answer:upgrade from win7 pro 32bit to win7 pro 64bit with same licence

You will need the 64-bit DVD for a clean install
Clean Install Windows 7

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Upgrade from Vista HP to W7 64b on 32b comp. Curently running Vista Home Premium 32 bit and want to install windows 7 64bit. Computer has 32bit hardware. Is it even possible?

Answer:Install 64bit windows 7 on 32bit machine

It is not possible to install a 64 bit OS on 32 bit hardware.

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Hi,

I currently have a Compaq Presario SR500 Desktop Pc which has 2GB of Ram and a 1.6Ghz processor. I have a Samsung HD161HJ 160GB Sata Hard Drive installed in it running 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium.

I am trying to put the hdd into a HP S5300uk which has a 320GB Western Digital WD3200AAJS Sata Hard Drive installed running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium OA running on it.

I have tried to put the Samsung HDD into the s5300uk Pc but it comes up with Windows Startup Repair and that says it cannot repeair the start up sequence. I have put the HDD back into my old pc and it works fine.

I did some nosing around using the Command Prompt and it came up that it was attempting to boot from X:\, which does not exist on my HDD.

Is there something I need to do to prepare my HDD to go into the HP PC?

Thanks In Advance!

vR

Answer:Windows 7 32bit HDD in a 64bit HP S5300uk Machine

was win7 64 installed on that computer? if not, most likely you will have to reinstall using the vista7 64 disk.

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Will 32bit hardware work in a 64bit machine?

I'm upgrading from win7 32bit to Win7 64bit. I'm having trouble with my sound card. It is 32bit. There are no 64bit drivers for it. However it is a Sound Blaster PCI 128 (I'm assuming 'bit'). I know its old but its reliable and it has served me very well in the past.

It doesn't seems to be able to install win Win7 64bit. (It did before on win7 32bit) The error message says "incorrect handlers" when I install the drivers.

I wonder if I have to buy a whole new soundcard or is there a trick to installing 32bit hardware on a 64bit machine.
 

Answer:Will 32bit hardware work in a 64bit machine?

With no 64-bit drivers available, you are going to need a new card.
 

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I am looking at getting new CPU and don't know which way to go.
Windows7 64x or windows7 32x. My Notebook is Win7 32 can I network together with no problems (well almost no problems)

Answer:Network 64bit win7 to a 32bit win7

they will network just fine.

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I am trying to upgrade from Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit. A tech? instalked a new HDD for me and put Win7 64bit on it. I have another drive that has Win7 32bit on it that I would like to put Win7 64bit on. I have the new 64bit cd and can read directions, I just have no directions to tell me how to do it. The HDD I want to install on has been formatted Win7 32bit, however there is nothing on it of value now so I am ready to do this thing. I have read the directions on how to do a clean install but have no way to know if this would be classed as a clean install. I may not be the brightest bulb on the tree but I am very careful. It's been a few years since I've had the hood up on a computer but I do know my way around inside, even know what some of those things are in there. If there is some one out there that can set me on the right road to do this thing I will certainly appreciate it. Thanks DonS

Answer:upgrade from win7 32bit to Win7 64bit

Hello Don, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this going to be installed in another computer, or are you having both hard drives in your current computer to dual boot?

Do you have separate product key number for the second installation?

If it's going to be installed on a separate computer and you have a second key to activate with, then yeah you could do a clean install with it like in the tutorial below.

Clean Install Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I want to upgrade a 2008 Win7 Pro 32bit computer to Win7 Ultimate 64bit.

Have new mobo, processor, 16gb memory, 256gb SSD. Would like to be able to use my 32bit programs for a while, until I can replace them with 64bit progs.

How can I do this? Or do I need to have two machines?

I have searched this forum and found some old posts that suggested I start a new thread.

Very grateful for your help.

Answer:How can I run 32bit programs on a 64bit machine? Windows 7 / Ultimate

Most 32bit apps will run fine on 64bit Windows, unless they have 32bit driver dependencies or include 16bit code.

What apps are you using, specifically, that you are concerned about? You might want to search the compatibility catalog first to see if any have been officially tested and submitted:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...Language=en-US

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if install win7 64bit on one hdd and win7 32bit on a diferent hdd but in the same computer can i indervidualy boot from either and will my product key
work for both so i can update both indervidualy .

Answer:win7 32bit and 64bit

I'm sorry but no, each install requires a separate license (product key).

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Hi

So i'm going from a Windows 7 32 bit to a 64 bit, just few questions about programs and backing up etc.

So first up, do i just copy my whole C drive onto a external hard drive, or just documents. I want to do as little reinstalling and downloading as i can(i'm not tight i will if i have to). Then plonk it on the wiped HDD? I don't want to loose anything.

With game programs Steam, Origin, i absolutely don't want to download them and with the games. Just copy BF3 etc folders? I've had this problem before (nothing to do with windows), where it would want to download all of the games, but i already have them installed etc.

Would be much appreciated if you could help

Thanks

Answer:Win7 32bit to 64bit

I'm not sure about Origin, but Steam you can definitely just move over to a hard drive.

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I had 32bit xp in my system. I did a full wipe and tried to install 64bit 7. It would not let me so I had to do the 32bit win7. Did I do somthing wrong? Could I have used the 64bit disk? I really would like 64bit. What would I have to do?

ASUS M3A78-T
Phenom II x4 940 3.0ghz.

Answer:32bit xp to 64bit win7?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Stevo


I had 32bit xp in my system. I did a full wipe and tried to install 64bit 7. It would not let me so I had to do the 32bit win7. Did I do somthing wrong? Could I have used the 64bit disk? I really would like 64bit. What would I have to do?

ASUS M3A78-T
Phenom II x4 940 3.0ghz.


The first step would be to see if your computer has the specs for 64 bit. Go to Microsoft.com and use the Windows Upgrade Advisor. If you do have the required specs, you should be able to install.

If you can install, wipe clean, do not give your key, when asked, just continue with the process. After installation use it for a while, if satisfied install programs. After you know that you are good, supply your key number. At this point make a system image and put it in a safe place. You will be set, now. If a problem ever occurs you can use the system image to get up and going again.

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Hi All
I have purchased 8gb of ram upgrade to help speed up my home video work. I am currently running Win7 Home Premium in 32bit mode. I have read that 64bit handles larger ram over 4gb better.

It appears from what I have read that if I install 64bit from my existing disk it will do a clean start and wipe out all the existing installation. I want to avoid doing that a back up never seems to catch everthing and it can be a real pain setting it all up again.

SO if I purchase Win Ultimate Upgrade can I install it using the 64bit option without wiping out all my files?

OR is there any other way of doing it?

Thanks for any advise offered.

Answer:Win7 32bit to 64bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ken Davison


Hi All
I have purchased 8gb of ram upgrade to help speed up my home video work. I am currently running Win7 Home Premium in 32bit mode. I have read that 64bit handles larger ram over 4gb better.

It appears from what I have read that if I install 64bit from my existing disk it will do a clean start and wipe out all the existing installation. I want to avoid doing that a back up never seems to catch everthing and it can be a real pain setting it all up again.

SO if I purchase Win Ultimate Upgrade can I install it using the 64bit option without wiping out all my files?

OR is there any other way of doing it?

Thanks for any advise offered.


No. When you go from 32bit to 64 you must do a clean install.

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Hi All, One of my offices has upgraded their PC's to the A70's with Windows 7 Pro 64BIT. Some of the software they are using is no longer supported / produced, but they still need to be able to access it. I'm not based at that office full time, so don't have access to the PC's at the moment. Does anyone know if the recovery utility includes an option to restore a 32BIT version of Windows 7? Thanks in advance, Lee













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Answer:Thinkcentre A70 - Win7 64bit down to 32bit?

no it doesn't, but you can download a generic retail copy of the win 7 32 bit and use them. http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/428068-legal-windows-7-download-links-just-like-...

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Does the Windows7 ISO you download contain both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions? I know when you buy the retail disk it contains both, but I have concerns about the ISO.

My brother is taking the plunge and has concerns about some of his older peripherals/software for business use. If he makes the transition (from XP 32-bit) to Win7 64-bit and finds it doesn't work, he wants to try Win7 32-bit before he has to buy all new hardware.

What do you think? Also, the key works for both, right? You only get one key with the retail box, and that key is good for either version. Same for the ISO right?
 

Answer:Does Win7 ISO contain both 32bit and 64bit versions?

The box comes with 2 DVDs, doesn't it? Every ISO file I've seen on Technet/MSDN has been single-architecture, so it's either 32-bit or 64-bit.

Windows 7 has pretty extensive hardware support, though there might be some stuff that isn't supported, like printers, or maybe some specific peripherals like NICs, WiFi cards.
 

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I have purchased a new laptop with Win7 64bit pre-install. It is replacing my old XP Pro 32bit laptop. What do I need to do to transfer files and programs from the older XP Pro 32 bit laptop to the new Win-win 64 bit laptop? Thanks

Answer:Transferring from XP Pro 32bit to Win7 64bit

You can install all the programs you already have in XP into the new laptop, and transfer your files with a USB dongle. The 32 bit programs from XP will be gathered under the folder of c: program files (x86) in the new laptop.

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Hi, new kid here, well not so much of a kid at 70 but am new to the forum.

I have my reasons for wanting to run the 32bit version of Windows 10, and have a bunch of computers I would want to do this with. What I am trying to figure out is if I can start with a computer running the 64bit version of Windows 7 (or 8) and some how end up with the 32bit version of 10 without buying 10.

I know the 32bit upgrade will not run if the computer has the 64bit version of 7, I tried it. I have heard that Product Keys are not platform specific, if that is true it looks like I may have a couple options.

1. Update the 64bit 7 to 64bit 10, read the product code with WinKeyFinder, wipe the hard drive and do a clean installation of 10 32bit hoping it will activate.

2. Wipe the hard drive, install the 32bit version of 7 and activate with the 7 product key. Do the update to 10, wipe the hard drive and do a clean installation of 10 32bit.

Obviously the first option would take less time but not sure if M.S. would activate the installation. Actually not sure the 2nd option would work either, anyone had any experience doing what I am trying to do? The first computer I am planning on doing this with won't be here for another week and trying to get a jump start on figuring the easiest method to get where I need to be.

Thanks..

Answer:64bit Win7 to 32bit Win10

[QUOTE=BReeves;348780]Hi, new kid here, well not so much of a kid at 70 but am new to the forum.

I have my reasons for wanting to run the 32bit version of Windows 10, and have a bunch of computers I would want to do this with. What I am trying to figure out is if I can start with a computer running the 64bit version of Windows 7 (or 8) and some how end up with the 32bit version of 10 without buying 10.

I know the 32bit upgrade will not run if the computer has the 64bit version of 7, I tried it. I have heard that Product Keys are not platform specific, if that is true it looks like I may have a couple options.

1. Update the 64bit 7 to 64bit 10, read the product code with WinKeyFinder, wipe the hard drive and do a clean installation of 10 32bit hoping it will activate.

2. Wipe the hard drive, install the 32bit version of 7 and activate with the 7 product key. Do the update to 10, wipe the hard drive and do a clean installation of 10 32bit.

Obviously the first option would take less time but not sure if M.S. would activate the installation. Actually not sure the 2nd option would work either, anyone had any experience doing what I am trying to do? The first computer I am planning on doing this with won't be here for another week and trying to get a jump start on figuring the easiest method to get where I need to be.

Thanks..[
I did Option 2. I got my Win10 ,iso file at: Windows 10. Put .iso onto Optical media (DVD-R). Be sure to have all the Win7 updates b/f proceeding. I p... Read more

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I currently have Vista Home Premium 32bit installed on my computer. I am thinking of upgrading to Win7 Home Premium 64bit. What would be the best way to do this? Will my program files transfer automaticly? Should I do a clean install or just the upgrade? Would it be better to stay with 32bit Win7? I am only moderatly computer literate and would like to keep it as simple as possible. The reason I want to go to 64bit is to get more RAM for gaming. Thank you for any and all advice you can give.

Answer:Win Vista 32bit to Win7 64bit

Don't do it - unless you are damn sure that you can find x64 drivers for ALL devices - check the Device manager.

Unless the games are pure x64, they will still be limited tom the limitations set forth by x86.

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This is just a personal opinion and others may very well disagree. But I think Windows 7 64-bit is better than 32-bit simply because of the ability to make better use of installed memory. A 32-bit machine is limited to 4GB minus whatever memory might be set aside for graphics, etc. Most folks see about 3 - 3.5GB of usable RAM on a 32-bit machine. If your machine is upgradeable (or came with) more than 4GB RAM then 64-bit is the way to go.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

As far as using older legacy XP programs you could try running them in compatibility mode.

Compatibility Mode

Or, since you indicate you're using Ultimate, you also have the option to download the free Windows XP Mode which may let you have an even better experience.

Windows XP Mode - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

Answer:Is 32bit Win7 better than 64bit for most purposes?

Another vote for the recommendations from marsimar (us South Texans think alike).

64 bit is the only choice in my opinion.

Here's another link for you:
32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

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Hi,

I'm upgrading my BOXX 3200 from XP 32bit to Windows7 and want to install the 64bit version. I know as far as the 'upgrade' goes this is possible but I'm not sure what else it would mean.

The system has an AMD Athlon 64bit Dual Core Processor 4800+, however when I run SecurAble it says that I do not have Hardware Virtualization and think I read that this would mean that the system would run slower in 64bit.

Also, I do not know if going to win7 64bit would cause incompatibilities with any of my hardware or programs.

I would greatly appreciate any advise.

Cheers,
Rusty

Answer:Upgrading to win7: 32bit or 64bit?

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Originally Posted by rustyw


Hi,

I'm upgrading my BOXX 3200 from XP 32bit to Windows7 and want to install the 64bit version. I know as far as the 'upgrade' goes this is possible but I'm not sure what else it would mean.




XP 32bit to Windows7 and want to install the 64bit version. I know as far as the 'upgrade' goes this is impossible
can't go from 32 to 64 bit
can't go from xp to 7


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No Hardware Virtualization




I think this means you cannot run in XP mode

hardware wise, you have to go and check them all one by one
it's a PITA, and sometimes vendors don't release updates because they want you to buy new stuff, which sucks even more

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I see that most PCs offered today ship with Windows7 64bit OS. Can I re-install with Windows7 32-bit and activate it with the same activation key?

I want to stick with 32bit OS for now and eventually switch to 64bit in the future. I am hoping I don't need to pay for 2 copies of windows7 to do this....

Thanks

Answer:win7 64bit/32bit activation

The same rules apply for keys as they did with Vista. The key works with either platform, as long as you use the same version. The key for Pro x86 will also work for Pro x64...but only one at a time.

On a side note, unless you have a very specific piece of software or an unique, older hardware device without x64 support, there's little to no reason to avoid x64. There's a reason why most new PCs ship with it. Don't cling to the past for the "comfort" factor. Do so only if you have a unique or specific reason for doing so.

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can i run primavera,p6(32bit) on win7 64bit?

Answer:can i run primavera,p6(32bit) on win7 64bit?

Maybe. If it is a true 32 bit app and it has a 32 bit installer then it should install. If it only has a 16 bit installer, you might be able to move the app with a bit of work.I doubt you have a good reason to be running 64 bit so you might be better off going to 32 bit windows.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Hi I have win7 32bit installed and would like to install win8 64bit on a separate partition(I have the right hardware for it). Can I install win8 normaly or is there anything important to pay attention to. I read that I must first hide the win7 partitions, is it really neccesery? Thanks surati

Answer:win7 32bit+win8 64bit

Follow this tutorial:
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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Bought a used HP EliteDesk 800 G1 PC. It's a Quad Core i5 with 4 Gb of RAM. It presently has Win 7 32 bit. I was told it originally came from HP with Win 8. Not sure what version. It did not have a COA sticker and the seller (CS student) gave me one he had lying around since I complained. I have other Win 8/10 machines so I know they don't come with a COA.

Couple of questions since I want to upgrade to Win 7 64 bit. Using a key checker I see a Win 7 key (not the one he gave me) and the UEFI "key". Is the UEFI "key" useful for anything? Should I try to use the Win 7 key that the key checker found or the one on the COA he gave me?

I have loaded Win 7 many times to repair or upgrade a PC and have all the versions. I have not installed Win 7 on a machine with UEFI so I want to be careful before I start. I have no problem wiping the data on the disk if that eases the install.

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Hey! Just wanted to ask if the Upgrade option on the 64bit Windows 7 disk does not wipe all of my files... I'm currently running 32bit and my PC is 64bit compatible... I currently have so many applications installed that I need and also project files... And my external HDD doesn't have enough space to backup all 400GB files and applications that I need...I saw that there is an upgrade option in the 64bit disk and it says that it will keep my files, settings and programs.. Will it really keep it and also my files? What else does it delete other than the old 32bit files?I'm tired of a freaking piece of crap pc o.O

Answer:Upgrading from Win7 32bit to 64bit?

You cannot upgrade a 32-bit installation of Windows to 64-bit. You have to do a clean install which will wipe the disk. Any data needs to be moved to another disk or partition; any programs will need to be reinstalled from the installation CDs.

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This error show PC Strat After 1Hours

Answer:Win8 64bit Win7 32bit

What is "PC Strat" ?

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My DV7-6178US quit charging and turning on out of nowhere so I replaced the motherboard (659093-001) which I sourced off of Ebay.  The bios of the new board identifies itself as a "Casablanca h710".  I have updated the bios to the latest available, F.1B Rev A.  The problem is that I can install 32 bit Win7 but if I attempt any 64 bit installation it fails.   During installation Win7 64 bit gives a stop error of 0X0000007E or 0X0000001E everytime.  Ubuntu 64 bit mentions a lack of IRQ interrupt/handler and quits.  One thing noteworthy is that 32bit Win7, AMD Catalyst and HP Support assistant were never able to correctly identify the Radeon 6470m video card.  HP just plain failed to offer video drivers at all and windows grabbed a 7400M series driver which rendered the card inoperable.  Once I manually selected the correct driver it worked just fine.  DXDIAG never finds a problem but it doesn't see the NVIDIA 6470M either, only the onboard Intel VGA. The board also states that Vista was the original OS, if that is of any interest. The computer was down for a long time so I formatted the drive and used it as storage for a while so the HP recovery is not an option, I have to do a regular OS install. I have tried everything I can think of in the BIOS which is spartan at best.  I have tried both switchable/fixed graphics to no avail.  There are no options for setting PCI/AHCI.  I have tested m... Read more

Answer:Can install 32bit Win7 but not 64bit

  Not a "solution", but a question/suggestion: > Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz> Memory: 8192MB RAM> Available OS Memory: 2510MB RAM Given that 32-bit Windows 7 has a minimum requirement of 1 GB of RAM, will you "settle" for having "only" 4GB of RAM installed (i.e., you remove 4GB), given that 32-bit Windows will use between 3.0 GB and 3.2 GB of the 4 GB ? It's kind of a "waste" having 8 CPUs, when you probably will never need all of them, but sticking with 32-bit Windows will give you a "working" computer, instead of a non-working "pile-of-parts".  

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Hi!
I don?t understand why it?s not possible to upgrade from 32 to 64, or maybe there is a whay to do it and I?m just not informed enough?I?m using win7 proffesional 32 bit (or better, I get more and more used to work with linux(64bit) instead of Win.) and I would like to upgrade to Windows10 64bit . With my newer, stronger computer it is funny to keep using 32bit but I also know that I?m not going to buy win10, my hope is to be able to upgrade from win7 32 to win10 64bit, is there a way to do it?
Thanks
S.

Answer:Upgrade from win7 32bit to win 10 64bit???

I'm not sure if there is a definitive upgrade process released as of yet, but when changing platforms, you've always needed to do a clean install. That being said, it's an easy process if you plan ahead.

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hye.I had a problem with my windows seven.while installation i format all partition.
Then i have windows 7 64bit cd only.after installation 64bit, the windows can't compatible with 32bit program.So I want to downgra
de to 32bit.How to do it??help me

Answer:How to downgrade from 64bit to 32bit win7

You need to do a clean install (with format) of the 32 bit (X86) version. There is no way to upgrade or downgrade between 32 and 64.

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Hi all, I have a bricked T410 with Win7 PRO OA license sticker, but it doesn't say whether the license is 32bit or 64bit?I have the Lenovo WIN 7 PRO OEM DVD but which OS should I select? The owner unfortunately doesn't know whish type it was, and the PC is completely unbootable at the moment under WIN 7.ThanksDejan 













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Answer:Win7 pro OA license: 32bit or 64bit

That license will cover both 32 and 64bit versions:http://support.lenovo.com/en_BD/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-74752You can install either the 32bit version or the 64bit one. If you want to know what version your laptop came with, check on the Lenovo Support page with the laptop's type (e.g. 4173-AB1)





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Hello all.
Welp, I made a mistake when I first put my computer together, in that I chose a 32bit version of Windows. As of right now, I have 8g of ram and a few games that would prefer 64bit, so I kind of screwed myself.

Fortunately, I now have a chance to get Win7 Ultimate 64bit on the cheap through school. I'm wondering at the process I'm going to have to use to do this. My operating system is currently on my C drive, which is a separate SSD, with only a couple other programs and games. Effectively all of my music, documents, other programs are on the D drive on a separate HDD. I realize I'm probably going to have to reinstall just about every program, especially games, because of 32/64 bit programming differences.

My question is, can I get away with only formatting the SSD to install the new OS? Should I remove the media HDD while I'm doing this process? Will my documents/music etc be safe on the HDD? Is there some other route I should take besides formatting the SSD?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Win7 Pro 32bit to Win7Ult 64bit

Hello,

Did you purchase the 32bit version of Windows 7?
If you did then you should have the 64bit version on the discs as well.
If you already have a genuine copy of windows 7 you can you use the product key for either 32bit or 64bit with the same license. So you don't have to buy another one.

And yes you can keep your media hard drive intact. I'm assuming that your SSD is smaller then your Media Drive. so when you go to format and install just be 100% your choosing the SSD drive.

Yes all games and applications will have to be installed.

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hello i have a old hp pavilion a6207c running win7 32bit. Its pretty slow and i wanted to upgrade the OS. Would it be possible to do windows 10?

Answer:HP desktop win7 32bit to win10 64bit Possible?

I would use Macrium Reflect Free to create a backup image of the current installation onto a removable hard drive and then try the upgrade to Windows 10.

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I recently just installed Windows 7 64bit Ultimate for the sake of upgrading RAM. I read about it before deciding should I go with 32 or 64bit and I was convinced that there would be no compatibility problems with 32bit applications, however, it didn't turn out to be this way.

Some 32 bit applications work as I expected, however, some give me the "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computer system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program and then contact the software publisher."

This is extremely frustrating and while some of these programs are old (the games are new), they are definitely not 16 bit. It makes no sense. The same programs work for other people on 64bit windows.

I appreciate any help.

Answer:Some 32bit apps do not work on Win7 64bit

You can check if a particular version of a game or application is compatible here:
Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads

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  Hello,  My x100e originally came with 1GB and I upgraded the memory to 4GB. With 4GB, I am willing  to change the 32 bit to 64 bit, how can I do it? I don't really know much about computer, so I am hoping if someone can give me a clear, easy, and detailed direction on upgrading Win7 32bit to 64bit.  Regards, 

Answer:How do I upgrade my x100e Win7 32bit to 64bit?

Hello mate, First you need a windows 7 cd. Otherwise you can order a 64-bit version of the recovery disc from Lenovo. Then reinstall windows with a custom install and choose 64-bit. Save all your documents first because it will format the hdd. It's basically an reinstallation of windows.





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Will Max 9 "32 bit" work on a Windows 7 "64 Bit" operating system?

Answer:Will 3d Studio Max 9 32Bit work on Win7 64Bit

32-bit Windows apps usually work under 64-bit Windows without problems & you shouldn't have a problem with 3ds Max 9 unless Autodesk specifically states otherwise.Windows 7 News!

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I have 1520 laptop(Dell) and with Microsoft support, we set up new hard drive with Win 7 64 bit pro. First we installed 32 bit pro version, afterwards we installed 64 bit ver. I did this all over phone with Microsoft Support. I need to uninstall the older 32bit version? I couldn't find files to uninstall using Control Panel "Programs" Why? My keyboard won't work and some F keys as well. Perhaps a conflict between 2 Win versions? Thanks Debra1533

Answer:Win 32bitpro as well as Win7 64bit pro How to uninstall win 32bit ver

Are you dual booting ? One Partition has 32-bit the other has 64-bit ?

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I know now that it cant be done.
Anyway this is where Im at. I got a new machine at Christmas, it has a TB hard drive, intel 3 processor, 8g video card, cant remember what else and I cant get into it to tell you but its is definitely able to run the 64 bit version of win7. It came without an OS and as I already had a guenuine copy of win7 that was fine. However, being a bit of a noob I loaded the 32 bit version and not the 64 bit version.

Today I decided to load the 64 bit version. yes, i now know that it cant be done as a simple upgrade. (im kicking myself)
It started to load....but now it is stuck at a command prompt screen. If i reboot i just get the command prompt screen. If i try to go back to loading from the windows vista disk all i get is the command prompt screen. I can open the registry, and it looks like the previous 32bit version has been cleared, but the 64 bit version has not loaded. I think it has cleared the 32bit version but not loaded the 64bit version.

I did think of just formatting the c drive but i cant remember the name of the partitions, The C drive was partitioned to have windows on one and my data on the other. I dont mind formatting because i backed up most stuff i would have needed....just have to download drivers again for the Graphic card....or just a horrible thought.. would i need drivers for the motherboard and other hardware??

Basically I am stuck and my beautiful gaming machine is flooked :

Answer:help needed, tried to upgrade from 32bit win7 to 64bit (doh)

If all of your data is backed up, you should be able to boot from the Windows 7 disk, wipe all partitions, and reinstall Windows to a single C partition. Make sure only one hard drive is connected when you start.

But first a few questions:

You mention the PC came with no OS and then you mention Vista. What does Vista have to do with this? I assume you want Windows 7, not Vista.

Do you have a valid 25 character Windows 7 Product Key?

Is your Windows 7 installation disc a retail version?

Is it a full version or an upgrade version?

Have you set the BIOS to boot from the DVD drive first?

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I have four PCs all running Win7 Ultimate. Three of the PCs have 32bit Win7 and the fourth has 64bit.

When I use Windows Explorer to view the following folder on any of my PCs I see all of the files and sub-folders in it: c:\windows\system32\tasks

I use the WinZip program to backup a number of folders on all of my PCs including the folder mentioned above. On my three 32bit PCs everything works perfectly. On my 64bit PC WinZip sees only one of the sub-folders and none of the files. (None of the files or sub-folders is marked hidden or read-only.)

I have no idea why that?s happening on my 64bit PC. I also have no idea if it?s related to 64bit vs. 32bit or whether that?s just a coincidence.

What might be causing WinZip to see only one sub-folder and none of the files in this folder on my 64bit machine? Any clues appreciated!

Thanks
Peter

Answer:File Visibility in 32bit vs. 64bit Win7

have you tried How to show hidden files in Windows 7 ?

also make sure you are running winzip as administrator

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I'm not looking for detailed instructions. I'm just wanting to know if it's possible to dual boot these two systems.

I use VPN-1 SecureClient to connect to my workplace and I hear that it doesn't play well with 64bit Win7. So I'm wanting to do all my non-work applications with Win7. And then when I need to do work, I'll just reboot under XP.

Answer:Dual boot--XP (32bit) & Win7(64bit)?

yes it is possible,i was wondering that myself and i tried it and it worked normally.there is no need to worry

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I have an aging system (2008) Win7 Pro 32bit. I would like to upgrade to 64bit in order to be able to use more ram, and other benefits.

Trying to decide whether to go to Win8 or Win7 Pro 64bit. I have some favorite programs that run on the 32bit system and may not run on 64bit. As I understand it, I may be able to run these 32bit porgrams on a 64bit machine. (??)

I am not a total newbie, but have not been keeping up on new technology since 2008, so I am asking for advice. I have a computer tech who can help.

My tech friend is advising NOT to go to Win8. He says that he would not recommend this OS until at least two years time has passed since it's introduction so MS has time to work out bugs. I am also just upgrading a desktop and have no touch screen.

I want my new system to be a media center, some graphics and some light video work.

I have bought

Asus AMD 990FX Atx 4 DIMM DDR3 TUF Sabertooth MOBO
ASUS - SABERTOOTH 990FX

AMD FX - 8320 EIGHT-CORE 3.5GHZ 16MB 125w AM3+CPU
AMD FD8320FRHKBOX FX-8320 Eight-Core 3.5GHz AM3+ Processor - AM3+, Eight-Core, 3.5GHz, 16MB, 125W, Unlocked at TigerDirect.com

Kingston 8GB 1600MHz 10-10-10 DDR3 HyperX Red (thinking about getting another 8gb and upping my ram to 16gb)
HyperX red | Kingston Technology

I will be using my current Silverstone 850watt power supply, hard disks, case and DVD drives. Have a 6950 AMD Radeon video card.

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Answer:Upgrade Win7 Pro 32bit to 64bit or go to Win8?

Hello Bill and welcome to Seven Forums. Lots of questions and I have no definitive answers for you. Just some personal opinion and others may totally disagree.

I have very limited experience with Windows 8. I played around with the Beta (consumer preview) for about 2 months and I didn't like it. To me it felt like a lot of the functionality I was used to in Windows 7 (and Windows XP before that) was missing. Now don't get me wrong. I think the basic underlying operating system is good. It booted up faster than 7, it has better security, and for about $5.00 you can buy something called Start8 from Stardock that makes Windows 8 look and feel like Windows 7. It even brings back the start button and start menu. But it still felt like I was trying to use a touch operating system on a non-touch computer.

The first thing I'd ask myself is: if I really want to keep the Windows 7 look and feel, why would I bother getting Windows 8 only to make it look and feel like 7? Why not just stay with 7? On the other hand, if I had to replace a broken or aging machine, then I probably would go with 8. But it sounds like your machine has the chops to stay around for a while and it doesn't sound like you have any immediate or pressing need to replace your computer.

Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit will require a clean install. You'll need to backup all your personal data. But you can use the same 25-digit Product Key to activate the 64-bit 7 Pro as you used to activate the 32-bit 7 Pro. ... Read more

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I've just realised my laptop has a x64 sticker on it. Dell 1501 inspiron AMD Turion TL-50 x2 64 bit 2GB RAM (maxed). I see 64 bit win 7 needs mnore RAM than 32 bit but I have enough for either. My win7 should be in the post, but I'm now wondering 64 bit or 32 bit, as I could go with either.Would there be a mrked performance advantage in going with 64 bit, and is there any reason why I shouldn't ? I gather that you pick which on install and it is a once only permanent selection, otherwise I would try both.

Answer:Performance increase of 64bit vrs 32bit win7 ?

If you are considering running any legacy software or older games then you may have trouble installing them on a 64bit OS

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I have a 64 bit windows 7 upgrade disc, and no Vista installation disk. I do have a valid cd-key that came with the 64bit Vista operating system. I was looking for a CD image to download since like all laptops they give you the crappy restore disk that add bundled software you don't want and take forever to load.

So to sum it all up, upgrade from 32 bit Vista to 64 bit Windows 7 possible??

My Vista cd-key is for Vista Home Premium

Answer:Upgrade from 32bit vista to 64bit win7 possible?

If vista is still on your pc then you can clean install the upgrade 7 disk. The installer will see the old os and allow the clean install. Hope this helps you with your problem.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I have windows 7 32 bit installed on 2 separate drives (dual boot).
On one of the drives I want to install Windows 8, but want to use the 64 bit version to see if it runs a particular programme better taking advantage of more memory.

According to MS upgrading using the Install Assistant or Advisor will not upgrade 32bit to 64bit so I cannot upgrade at the lower price and have to buy the full install cd.

Is this actually the case, or is there any work around that will allow me to download and install the Win8 64bit upgrade at the lower price

Answer:Upgrade Win7 32Bit to Win8 64bit

When downloading the upgrade you need to

   Information

If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.


Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

You will need to wipe the partition first to upgrade from x32 to x64.

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hello i have a old hp pavilion a6207c running win7 32bit. Its pretty slow and i wanted to upgrade the OS. Would it be possible to do windows 10?

Answer:HP desktop win7 32bit to win10 64bit Possible?

I would use Macrium Reflect Free to create a backup image of the current installation onto a removable hard drive and then try the upgrade to Windows 10.

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Hi all,

I currently have a laptop with Win7 Professional 32bit, I read that it's possible to update it to Win10 without having to format the hard drive, is that correct?
And will it be possible to upgrade to a Win10 64bit version as well?

Kind regards

Answer:Update from Win7 32bit to Win10 64bit possible?

you should be able to update win7 to win10 w/o losing anything. make an image backup & image recovery cd first justincase. a lot depends on the specs of the laptop.

you need a multi core processor for windows x64 & you should have a fair amount of memory, ie. 4gb.

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I know a normal windows 7 serial key will work for both the 32 bit or 64bit installation of its respective OS. but is the same with the upgrade version?

If I purchase a win7 pro upgrade 32bit key, will it work for a 64bit install?
 

Answer:win7 upgrade 32bit vs 64bit keys

Nope
 

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hi,
i need help.
i have one desktop pc and onw notebook.
if i had OS vista on my desktop all was fine - sharing was OK,no problem. but now,when i boot new win7 ultimated 64bit a cant sharing files with my notebook (vista 32 bit). i set up sharing for everyone...but a cant connect to my notebook. when i try it - desktop, show me-attach file

can me someone help?
thx, budis

Answer:sharing between win7 64bit and vista 32bit

budis

Hi and welcome

when you installed win 7 what kind of network did you set up? homegroup, or workgroup? Can you see the computers in network neighborhood, but just cant acces them?

We could use soome more info about you network setup and how you shared folders

thanks

ken

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I have an old Canon inkjet printer that has been working for me for many years with my WinXP desktop.
However, over past few years I have acquired a Vista 32-Bit and Win7 64-bit and this Canon will not work with either of them.
I also have a Lexmark Lexmark X2250 that will not work with Vista 32-bit or Win7 64-bit. And besides, this Lexmark has been very troublesome and hard to manage, etc. I use it now just as a scanner for my desktop WinXP computer.

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a new printer/scanner that might work with my desktop WinXP; Vista 32-bit and Win7 64-bit? And wouldn't be too large.
My neighbor suggested a wireless printer, but I don't know anything about printers and wouldn't want the wirelless printer to interfere or cause problems with my WiFi DSL!!!
Someone suggested the
Epson Stylus NX420 All-in-One Printer, such as the following:

(http://www.staples.com/Epson-Stylus-NX420-All-in-One-Printer/product_866561?cm_mmc=GooglePLAs-_-Shopping-_-Technology%3EAll-in-one_Printers-_-866561-C11CA80201)

Or isn't there a printer that would work with all three?
Can anyone help me please?
 

Answer:Win7 64bit / Vista 32bit printer

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I about to reinstall 32bit windows 7 pro on my desktop build, and i might add 2GB ram from my HTPC to my Desktop box. This would give me a 4Gb of RAM in total, which should be enuogh to use 64bit windows.

However I only have non-OEM 32bit pro version, so my question is would I be able to install 64bit pro version on my system using the same license key from my previous 32bit install?

thanks so much...
 

Answer:using win7 pro 32bit key to install 64bit version?

Will work just fine, key is not 32/64bit specific.

You can run 64bit Win7 on 2GB just fine as well, 4GB is not required, there just wouldn't be any tangible benefit.
 

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Hi All,Can i use my Lenovo T 410 T 410 Win7 pro OA license 32bit  to 64bit? by default it came with Win 7 pro OA 32 bit license. if i installed fresh OS Win 7 Pro 64 bit  in same computer can i use the same license? Thank you.













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Answer:Can i use my lenovo T 410 Win7 pro OA license: 32bit to 64bit?

the license will work with 32 bit or 64 bit of the OS.

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I first had windows vista 64 bit that came pre installed on my gateway laptop I got in june. My college (Arkansas State University) put the 32 bit windows 7 enterprise on the school website for anyone who wanted to install it. Well I went to install it and it said it couldn't go from a 64 bit to 32 bit but my roomate told me to pick the custom install option and then it worked. Now I saw that they have the 64 bit version able to be installed. Would there be any reason why I should upgrade to the 64 bit version or would it just be pointless? Thanks!

Answer:Win7-32bit to Win7-64Bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Matt101905


I first had windows vista 64 bit that came pre installed on my gateway laptop I got in june. My college (Arkansas State University) put the 32 bit windows 7 enterprise on the school website for anyone who wanted to install it. Well I went to install it and it said it couldn't go from a 64 bit to 32 bit but my roomate told me to pick the custom install option and then it worked. Now I saw that they have the 64 bit version able to be installed. Would there be any reason why I should upgrade to the 64 bit version or would it just be pointless? Thanks!



matt if you have less that 4 gigs of ram pointless. It depends more on what you do with your computer than anything else

Ken J+

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I have a Dell Laptop 1525 Inspiron. I upgraded from Vista about 6mos age. It was 32 bit. Now i have upgraded the Celeron 32 bit
processor to a dual core 64 bit Intel processor. The machine runs fine except I am unable to upgrade win 7 to 64 Bit. I try to
boot up and use the upgrade option and it tells me i must start win7 normally and then run upgrade option. that fails too. Anyone
got any ideas hoe to make the change?

Thanks in Advance

Answer:Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit

You can't upgrade a 32-bit installation to a 64-bit installation in the sense you're talking about. A clean install is needed.Back up your personal files and choose the Custom option during installation.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/32-bit-and-64-bit-Windows-frequently-asked-questions

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Hello!

I am currently using Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit. I acquired Windows 7 Professional 64bit through MSDNAA and was wondering about how the OS change will go.

What I'm worried about are my files. I currently have about 200gb worth of data on my drive and I have no extra harddrives to make backups.

Because I'm going from 32bit to 64bit, I read that a clean install is required for this type of change. My question is, will my files be placed in a "windows.old" folder? Or will I be required to buy an external drive and transfer them all in order to keep them?

Are there any other things that I must keep in mind?

Thank you in advance for any help and responses!

Answer:Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit

If you're doing a clean install then you will lose all data. I would highly reccomend an external HD to back up your files

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Hello all,

I upgraded my system to Windows 7 32bit (from Vista) back when there was the student discount. And am regretting it now since i work in Photoshop all the time and need more RAM to suppose the work i do. So i'm looking to upgrade my system to the 64bit equivalent of what i already have (Home Premium).
I understand you can't use the Windows Anytime Upgrade for a 32bit to 64 bit upgrade. I also understand you need to do a clean install, which is no problem.

So what my question is, is what product should i buy exactly? Can i get away with an upgrade only? Or do i have to buy the full product?
I still have my Vista CD, so i could re-install the 64bit version of that, then buy the Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit upgrade?
Or is there a simpler way?

Cheers.

Answer:Win7 HP 32bit - Win7 HP 64bit

Welcome!

You can buy the Upgrade key because you have a previous OS already (Windows 7 32-bit).

You don't need to do anything with Vista, however. You can do a clean install with the upgrade copy. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
~JK

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I currently have Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed on my computer. What I want to do is install Windows 7 Pro 32-bit without loosing any files or data. Is this possible? Why do I wanna do this...because I wanna down grade this PC's CPU to a Pentium 4 which doesn't run on a 64-bit OS. I own a copy of both Windows 7 64-bit and 32-bit. Any ideas? Thanks

Answer:Win7 Pro 64bit to Win7 32bit

You cannot downgrade from 64-bit OS to 32-bit. You have to back up data and clean-install 32-bit OS. Your programs have to be re-installed. Even standalone programs, if designed for 64-bit, have to be 32-bit.CoolGuy

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When I attempt to install, it says that I don't have the correct version of Windows and must do a clean install by installing from disc on boot up.

Can I use my USB SanDisk Cruzer Micro (4 GB) to boot? I copied all the files onto it but it wouln't load. I set the boot sequence right, but when my computer attempted to boot up on my USB an underscore would blink and nothing would come up ( _ )
I don't have any bootable discs.
Somebody help!

Answer:Installing 64bit from 32bit

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

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I have a Tecra M11-17z with the pre-installed 32-bit Windows 7 Professional OS.
I want to change to the 64-bit OS.

To do this I need to do a custom 'clean' install the 64-bit system.
As this is a new laptop and all the bundle software supplied with the laptop can be downloaded I do not mind doing this.

Do I have to buy a completely new Windows 7 professional to be able to clean install 64-bit?
Where is the best place to go for the required software?

Any ideas and help much appreciated.

Answer:Tecra M11-17z - Question about upgrade from Win7 32bit to 64bit

> Do I have to buy a completely new Windows 7 professional to be able to clean install 64-bit?
I assume the image preinstalled on this notebook contains just 32boit Win 7 version.
So yes, you will need purchase a Win 7 64bit Microsoft Disk in order to install 64bit version.

> Where is the best place to go for the required software?
You can purchase Win 7 64bit everywhere? most online shops like Amazon provides it and I think this would be the easiest and fastest way to get this?

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Hi, everyone im new to forums and this is my first computer build. Im thinking I might regret. I was told its better to build ur own, so I did and nothing but problems! I had vista 64 / xp 32 bit bit and was having nothing but problems trying to get my video cards to work right! So someone told me to get Win7 and Ill have no problems. Wrong!!!!!!!
My problem now is that when I turn on the computer it doesn't give me the option to chose which operating system it just loads into Win7. Does anyone have an idea on how to fix this? When I hit the (my computer) option it sees Xp as the D drive. When I loaded Win7 I just threw the disc in and followed the directions. I didn't reformat anything cause the disc does it for u. Please can I get some help!

Answer:Dual Boot Problem with Win7 64bit/XP 32bit

Also booth operating systems r on the same drive!

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I'm ready to upgrade my HP Workstation (xw6000) to Windows 7 - first I wanted to get your advice on which version to buy Home or Professional, and 32bit or 64bit.Firstly, my processors (x2 3.06GHz Intel Xeons) are x86. Microsoft says they should be x64 to be able to take / run Windows 7 64-bit. So I guess I can't go 64-bit. I've 4GB or RAM fitted at the moment and being 32bit Windows XP is only showing my system as having 3.20GB.Lastly, Home or Professional? I'd plump for Professtional as it says it has an XP compatabilty mode. Is this the case or is Home ok? I can't see vast differences apart from this between Home and Pro. And BitLocker and the various languages on Pro to Ultimate don't affect me.Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Answer:Upgrade advice, Win7: 32bit or 64bit? Home or Pro?

Just as a point, I bought windows home upgrade from Tescos, and it had 32 bit & 64 bit disks.there is a great difference in price between home 69 and Pro 130+

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The CPU is an old Core2Duo that supports 64bit
This computer meets the minimum requirements listed for Windows 8.1 and the upgrade assistant tool says everything but safeboot will work (which im fine with)

My concern is taking a computer that has been running 32bit for 7 years and making it run 64bit, making an old CPU work harder seems like a bad idea to me but 32bit is outdated now so id really like to upgrade without buying a new computer yet

Is there anyone here that has upgraded a very old PC from 32bit to 64bit, and if so what should i expect
Also should i just get windows 7 64bit since the computer is so old, i plan to format and figured since i have to format i may as well just get the latest version of windows, but if win7 is better for older computers ill just get that

Answer:Updating 7 year old PC from Win7 32bit to Win8.1 64bit

I run windows 10 x64 on 2006 core2duo. Prior to that I ran 8.1 x64. I believe 8.1 uses slightly less resources than 7 and it is certainly smaller. I would go for that as the upgrade to 10 (might be) free or cheaper from Windows 8.

Note you can't upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit you'll need to do a clean install. This is a good thing anyway as it will reduce the clutter that has accumulated over the years. See here for details Clean Install - Windows 8

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We have bought some month ago 32bit and 64bit versions of Win7.
From one of them we burned a backup DVD.

Now we need to re-install Win7 on a computer but we did not found the original DVDs. Fortunately we have the backup DVD available.

Is there a way to find out if it contains the 32 bit or 64bit version?
Of cause without trial and error by installing it. Just from inspecting the files.

We found no info/readme file on it which shows the version.

Peter

Answer:How to detect if a Win7 install DVD contains 32bit or 64bit version?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pstein


We have bought some month ago 32bit and 64bit versions of Win7.
From one of them we burned a backup DVD.

Now we need to re-install Win7 on a computer but we did not found the original DVDs. Fortunately we have the backup DVD available.

Is there a way to find out if it contains the 32 bit or 64bit version?
Of cause without trial and error by installing it. Just from inspecting the files.

We found no info/readme file on it which shows the version.

Peter


If it is the same as the original 32bit is about 2.5 gigs (the ISO) and 64 is a bit over 3 gigs.

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when I run setup.exe from the install CD, I get a message that this program can not be run on the machine.

Answer:how to install 32bit PrintShop Delux on 64bit WIN7?

If that is the really old PrintShop DLX that I remember from the mid 1990's then it probably is a 32bit program with a 16bit installer originally intended for Windows 95 and '98, then it will not be able to install on that machine. Windows 7, especially the 64bit variety, does not support the 16bit installer any longer. The latest that it would have worked would be 32bit XP if installed under '95 compatibility settings.If it is not as old as I think it is, then try installing it under XP compatibility. If this does not work, then it is probably as I described above and will not work.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I recently upgraded my Dell XPS400 DXP051 computer that was running Win XP 32 bit to a Windows 7 pro x64 OS, i did a clean install but am now having problems with my DVDRW drive recognizing discs. I have gone to the dell driver download page and gotten the recommended driver for my drive here. Though it is not compatible with 64bit systems.

What is a laymen to do??

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Driver problems with win7 64bit, upgraded from xp 32bit

Try deleting the upper and lower filters from your registry.

Look at this little tutorial HERE

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Hi,

Just got a new Acer Aspire laptop which is a 64Bit computer bundled with Win 7 Home 64Bit edition.

Every time I open the 32Bit version of IE8 it crashes on start up. I've disabled all add-in's, uninstalled Flash OCX (as I heard it can cause browsers to crash), uninstalled adobe. Tried resetting browser options back to default, tried various switches to start IE in different modes. Sometimes I can get it to open up without crashing, but as soon as I try to navigate or do anything it crashes straight away.

If I boot Windows 7 in Safe mode with Networking support, IE8 32Bit loads fine, no crashing. So it must be driver / third party related.. but what.

In Event log this is the error logged for the issue:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 30/12/2009 3:43:51 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Tristan-PC
Description:
Faulting application name: iexplore.exe, version: 8.0.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc69e
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000
Faulting process id: 0xe70
Faulting application start time: 0x01ca89a18d6c34c4
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: ccd5e0f8-f594-11de-91af-00262d5bdc9c
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events... Read more

Answer:IE8 32Bit crashes everytime I open it on Win7 64Bit OS

This is just like uninstalling, so you come back with a new IE. In search type turn windows off windows. Then click on turn windows on and off. Then turn if off. Warning, you cannot surf the net at all until you turn it back on

After you turn it off ..Boot up again and turn it back on.

Wishing you the best.

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I've made my decision, I'm going to stick with Windows 7 Professional.

The problem is that I have lots of 32bit programs that I need to migrate( along with their settings) to their 64bit version.
Is it possible to use settings/profiles from the 32bit version to the 64bit version?

Where do I put the profiles for these programs that in XP were stored in "Application Data" or "Local Settings/Application Data"?

How do I edit permissions for programs that want to edit files from their native folder or from other specified folders?
(for example emule edits it's config folder from Program Files or edits the incomplete temp files)

Answer:Software migration from WinXP 32bit to Win7 64bit

You should be able to use the User Migration Tool to move all of your settings over to the new installation.

Windows 7 Upgrade and Migration Guide

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Satellite A500-15M PSAM0E-00M00PEN

I have the Toshiba Win 7 home premium 32 bit and 64 bit upgrade disk
I upgraded from preinstalled Vista OS
I chose the 32bit option.

Can I choose 64bit with same disk?

If yes how?

Answer:Upgrade from Win7 32bit to 64bit on Satellite A500-15M

Hi

As far as I know the notebook was released with an VISTA 32/64Bit HOME PREMIUM (DUAL) system.
So you could use either Vista 32bit or 64bit

Just to clarify this: you used Vista 32bit in the past and upgraded the from Vista 32bit to Win 7 32bit. Right?

Well, if you want to use Win 7 64bit, you can upgrade from Vista 64bit to Win 7 64bit or you will need make a clean installation of Win 7 64bit using an Microsoft Win 7 64bit disk.

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hi group
i have an acer aspire 6920g.
it's running a 32 bit os and i want to change to a 64 bit os.
i have ran a cpu-z test which shows my merom processor has 64bit capeability. i have tried to install with the new disc but the error message that comes up says my current os is 32 bit and will not support it.
can anyone solve this problem for me please

thanks

Rob
 

Answer:help needed in installing 64bit from 32bit please

Here is a suggestion and it may or may not be the easy way but nonetheless you can try it. Try formatting your hard drive (which will wipe out your current OS, so if you have files that you need to save do that before the format). I personally like to use "Dariks Boot and Nuke" (which can be found here at MG's) which wipes out everything on your hard drive so you can start from scatch. If you have any questions just post and we at at MG's will get you through it.
 

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It has been said that the 32bit IE9 is a lot faster than it's 64bit sibling. But the installation of the 32bit version on a 64bit system is a bit confusing. This article helps.






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First, as many of you have discovered, if you try to download and install 32-bit IE 9 on a 64-bit Windows PC, you?ll get the error message: ?This version of setup doesn?t support your Windows system type (32-bit/64-bit).? It?s right. You can?t.

Instead what you need to do is to download the 64-bit version of IE 9. Yes, I know, it?s the version you don?t want if you want great Web browser performance, just stick with me. After you?ve done this, if you look at your All Programs menu, you?ll see, right under Internet Explorer (64-bit), ?Internet Explorer,? that?s the 32-bit version.


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Answer:Installing 32bit IE9 on a 64bit system

Only addon not supported in 64bit. is Silverlight, no?

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Just wanted to share my experiences with Windows 8 Pro installation, so here goes.
I do not own a computer, that I would like to REALLY install Win 8 64bit, yet. But I am planning on buying a new computer next year, when Haswell gets on the market. But why not grab the Win8Pro already, since it's only on sale until end of Jan 2013. Not to mention Windows Media Center for free.

The REAL problem is that I wanted to use my old, unused Win XP Pro 32bit -licence (original version, CD without SP1,SP2 or SP3) for the upgrade, and that Win 8 Pro wants&needs to be installed on the same partition. And I want my new computer to have a fast SSD as system drive. And that XP doesn't support SATA/ACHI drives natively (the only mode SSD is supposed to be in). So, I thought about streamlining my XP with nLite, but it still felt too time consuming and "wrong" to try to force the old system on a drive only to be installed over.

Another problem was that I could not use Upgrade assistant, since I want to have Win 8 _64-bit_, and 32-bit XP would end up with 32-bit win8. But Microsoft instructs to buy the upgrade DVD in this case, which I did (for 59,99e).

So now I had the DVD and the old XP CD, but no computer. Since I have time to test, I found VirtualBox, which turned out to be just perfect for planning my future installation. My desktop system has Win7, which I intend to keep on my work computer. Here's what I did (in VirtualBox, all "virtually"):

1) Made a SATA driv... Read more

Answer:Installing Win 8 Pro 64bit Upgrade with Win XP 32bit

jbl123 , after a search on Google I came to your thread. I find myself in a similar situation. Currently I am using windows XP for my desktop system, because I like it more than windows 7 usually. I also want to upgrade for only E30 to win8 pro, 64bit edition. I have several questions that I cannot get answers for.

1: Can you buy a windows 8 pro key, and install the windows 8 pro with media center edition with it as well? Do they use the same key?
2: In what timeframe do you need to activate a windows 8 pro upgrade key? Does it 'expire'? Could it be 'expired' after MS stops the offer of upgrading to windows 8 for E30? It would basically mean you would need to purchase the key now and activate it.
3: Can you activate the upgrade key on a motherboard, and suppose your motherboard dies? Or you want to change your system? Will your key still be valid?

I would very much appreciate answers.

Kind regards,

PWNAGE FPS

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I just got my 64 bit upgrade in the mail. Its the 20 dollar up grade version not the ultra version thats next step up fromt he premium vista.

Im gonna do a copmlete format and install of vista on my system and was wondering how i would install the 64 bit software?

Do i freshly install 32 bit then as soon as windows loads up I should install vista 64 bit?

Or should i install all my drivers for my devcise's then install 64 bit?

If this is a stupid question then im sorry i just wanna know.
 

Answer:Installing 64bit from 32bit ( vista )

Is your version an upgrade version or full retail/OEM?

If it's an upgrade version you have to install over the current install, you can install the 64bit over the 32 bit that is currently installed. If your version is a full version then you would be fine to format and can jump right into the 64. After the OS installs then go and download all your 64 bit drivers. This is what I did and I've had no problems.
 

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