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How to change from 32-bit to 64? RRS feed

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  • I dont knw hwat i am supposed to do to change from 32-bit to 64-bit but heres all my system info

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
    Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name HP-PC
    System Manufacturer HP
    System Model HP Notebook
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor AMD E1-6015 APU with Radeon(TM) R2 Graphics, 1400 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Insyde F.1C, 19/10/2015
    SMBIOS Version 2.8
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale Egypt
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
    User Name hp-PC\hp
    Time Zone Egypt Standard Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 1.72 GB
    Available Physical Memory 643 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 3.44 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.52 GB
    Page File Space 1.72 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    Please help!

    Saturday, November 3, 2018 1:10 PM

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  • Hi strike2spike.

    If you want to move from 32 bit Windows to 64 bit Windows you have to check for 64 bit drivers on the HP web site and download all of them; you also have to verify that all the applications you want to use can be installed and executed in a 64 bit version of Windows.
    Finally you have to backup all your data and install the 64 bit version of Windows from scratch: there is no upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit, you must perform a clean installation.
    Aside from that, if you do not have at least 4 GB of RAM installing a 64 bit version of Windows is not worth the effort and you shouldn't get a considerable performance gain.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    • Edited by Luigi BrunoMVP Saturday, November 3, 2018 8:50 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Joy-Qiao Thursday, November 8, 2018 1:39 AM
    Saturday, November 3, 2018 6:44 PM
  • Unless you want to use an application that will only run on a 64bit system there is nothing to be gained by upgrading that laptop. It is more trouble than it is worth.

    Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:20 PM
  • Hi,

    The official way changing from 32-bit to 64-bit is performing a clean installation. However,  the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 7 is 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit), so as luigi said, you might encounter more performance issue on 64 bit architecture than 32 bit. 

    Best, 


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    • Proposed as answer by Joy-Qiao Thursday, November 8, 2018 1:39 AM
    Monday, November 5, 2018 2:19 AM
  • Hi,

    Haven't received your message a few days, was your issue resolved? 
    I am proposing previous helpful replies as "Answered". Please feel free to try it and let me know the result. If the reply is helpful, please remember to mark it as answer which can help other community members who have same questions and find the helpful reply quickly.

    Best regards,
    Joy

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    Thursday, November 8, 2018 1:40 AM