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Vista (32bit) to W7 (64bit) upgrade?

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#1 stinkfist


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:14 PM

I Have a friend who has a Toshiba laptop. It has Vista (32bit) He wants to upgrade to W7 (64bit). He has a W7 (64bit) disc but can't get it to run. Below is his system. Does he have to completely wipe the hard drive to install the W7 (64bit) since his is a (32bit)?

Toshiba Model#

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (32-bit version)

AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-58

1.9 GHz, 512KBx2 L2 Cache, HyperTransport™ Technology @ up to1600MHz

AMD M690V chipset

Configured with 2048MB PC5300 DDR2 SDRAM (both memory slots may be occupied). Maximum capacity 4096MB
1.200GB (4200 RPM); Serial ATA hard disk drive

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:36 PM

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Hopefully this Microsoft article will answer your question.



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Posted 31 August 2010 - 01:57 AM

He should just need to tell it to boot from the cd during the post. Find out what butten brings up your boot menu and tell it to boot from cd/dvd drive.

#4 KChung


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Posted 31 August 2010 - 04:38 AM

Why is your friend trying to install a 64 bit OS on a computer that has only 1GB of RAM?
Instead he should get a Windows 7 DVD 32bit and booting off of that during POST

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