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Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit


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#1 august22

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

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

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#2 LucheLibre

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:11 PM

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

Edited by LucheLibre, 11 February 2012 - 10:12 PM.

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I once asked someone to run chkdsk /r and a BC Advisor smacked me in the back of the head.

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