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Old December 2nd, 2009, 08:02 PM
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Vista 32bit to Win7 64bit

I currently have Vista Home Premium 32bit installed on my computer. I am thinking of upgrading to Win7 Home Premium 64bit. What would be the best way to do this? Will my program files transfer automaticly? Should I do a clean install or just the upgrade? Would it be better to stay with 32bit Win7? I am only moderatly computer literate and would like to keep it as simple as possible. The reason I want to go to 64bit is to get more RAM for gaming. Thank you for any and all advice you can give.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Hey 4harpers

It depends on your motherboard. If your computer came pre-installed with Vista 32-bit, then you need to use Win7 32-bit.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 08:33 PM
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to go from vista 32 to win7 64 bit will require a new install. You will have to reinstall all programs.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Thank you, I think I will go to Win7 32 bit.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 06:41 PM
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You can't upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit at all (or vice versa).

You can only upgrade from 32-bit to 32-bit or 64-bit to 64-bit.
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