Memory upgrade. Win 7

  bigfooted 12:31 08 Nov 2012
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Hi, I am planning to increase the RAM in my computer from 3G to 8G. My present OS is Windows 7 home premium 32 bit. In order to get my computer to recognise the increased memory I need to switch to Win 7 64 bit version. What I need to know is do I need to dump all existing programs on the system then re-enter them after the O/S upgrade, or is it like changing from FATS to NTFS, where you can leave everything in place ? Also are there any hidden problems I need to watch out for when performing the O/S upgrade? All and any advice gratefully accepted. Wotan.

  Nontek 14:05 08 Nov 2012

Win7 32bit-63bit

and-reinstalling-Windows-7

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  Nontek 14:07 08 Nov 2012

trying again

Same comments apply....

  Nontek 14:08 08 Nov 2012

Ignore first link, second link is OK.

  bigfooted 15:32 08 Nov 2012
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Hi Nontek, tells me all I needed to know including the fact that my system will run 64 bit, something I had assumed did not need to be checked. Many thanks, I can now start getting my programs sorted out ready to reload when I have updated the O/S

  Nontek 17:21 08 Nov 2012

Fine - thanks for your feedback.

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