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I am using windows pro 7 32bit. I want to use windows 7 64

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I am using windows pro 7 32bit.
I want to use windows 7 64 bit
I realise I will have to buy the new programme
will I have to delete my existing system to install the new version
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Microsoft
Expert:  Chris L. replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Unfortunately if you want to move from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 7, you'll need to back up your files and choose the Custom option during Windows 7 installation.

Then, you'll need to restore your files and reinstall your programs.

So this means that it will be a new installation and you will need to reinstall all of your programs and copy your data back as it will be lost during the installation of the 64 bit version of windows.

Also before doing anything you need to make sure that your computer is capable of running a 64 bit operating system if you have not done so yet.

Just go to the following page and download and run the upgrade advisor to see which versions of windows the computers hardware will run on:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20

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