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Upgrading to Windows 7 64 bit


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#1 AppleSauces

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:32 PM

I wanted to upgrade my OS to a Windows 7 64 bit. I currently have Windows 7 32 bit and i was wondering if i actually needed to pay to buy the 64 bit or if i could get it on a website.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:17 PM

Your license key is valid for 32bit and 64bit Windows as long as its the same system. You can download Windows 7 x64 SP1 directly from Microsoft Digital River, just select your version (Homepremium, Professional, Ultimate). Make sure you back up all your personal files, and download the 64 bit drivers from your manufactures website before your start. If you have microsoft Office or other programs installed make sure you have the license key's they will need to be reinstalled. You will need to perform a "Clean install" which means formatting your Windows partition. There is no direct "upgrade" option when moving from 32 bit to 64 bit. 

 

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:24 PM

Yeah I'm not sure if i have the license key since my PC is kind of old and i sent it to repair it and they upgraded it. So im not sure what to do....



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:46 PM

Ok i searched up how to find the license key and i believe i got both of them. So now i just need to back up my files and download it. Thanks i almost went and bought it for no reason.  



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:19 PM

Your welcome. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask :thumbup2:


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:03 PM

Oh yeah i forgot to ask what drive do you suggest to back up files?



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:26 PM

Depends on how much you have to save. A USB flash drive will work if you have on large enough. If you need allot of room you may need an external Hard drive. If you dont have the funds or the resources to use a USB device you can upload your files to the Cloud using Skydrive (7GB of Storage), or Google Drive (15GB of storage) Both are free and only require you to sign up for a Windows Live acccount or Gmail account. 


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:47 PM

I need about 65 GB

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:17 PM

Do you have any old hard drives that size?


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 05:57 PM

No. I have another question, Do i need to back up all my files or do i only need to back up the files that i want? I used the Windows Back up and Restore on a Flash Drive and i wasn't sure if Windows backs up every file so i stopped it and anyways the Flash Drive didn't have enough Gb. 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

You only need to back up the files you want. The rest can be deleted. 


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:42 AM

If you use DBAN, that will wipe the drive and you can format it when you install Windows 7.  You cannot format the system drive when you are logged onto the system.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:33 PM

wait when the download finishes Windows Disc Image Burner comes out. Whats this for?



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:30 PM

If it's an older system are you sure you got a 64bit CPU?


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

How do I know if I have a 64bit CPU?




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