This is one that has me stumped and I'm more interested in knowing (or getting theories) on exactly how this came to pass rather than how to upgrade to 64-bit (which is perfectly fine if it can be done for free).
I have a very old Gateway desktop that has an Intel Pentium E2200 processor, which is 64-bit. The machine was upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro during the free upgrade period.
I failed to believe that the original Windows 7 was 32-bit, but now believe it must have been as there is no other logical reason that I'd have Win10 Pro 32-bit running on this machine now.
For those who know "ancient history" in the hardware and brand worlds, did Gateway install 32-bit versions of Windows on systems that had 64-bit processors as a cost saving measure? Is there any other logical explanation as to how I'd have a 32-bit version of Win10 now?
None of this is a crisis, but I'm surprised that I'd never noticed that I have an x64 processor in that box prior to this morning as I'd always presumed 32-bit because of the OS. I inherited the machine and didn't purchase it and it exists purely as a "desperation backup" in the household.