I have an acer pc 3 yrs old with a 2 ghz athlon 64 and 8 gb of ram running xp 32. The MS win 7 advisor suggests an upgrade to 32 bit win 7 vs 64. I have read all the posts about driver issues and backing up all my docs etc, which i will do using paragon drive copy so i can keep programmes that I do not have discs for. The reason for going for 64 bit amongst others is that although not a gamer i use some memory hungry programmes and would like to use all the ram. Have I got this right or will an attempt at a 64 bit upgrade be doomed to failure???
you cannot do a normal upgrode from XP TO win7 you need to do a custom (full install . download the tutorial from click here it takes you through the entire process ,follw the steps and you wont go far wrong . good luck .
Hi markcomp et al, this has been a useful thread for me. I have a 2yo Acer 8930G with 4Gb of RAM. It came with Vista 32-bit. So can I install 64-bit Windows 7? The Acer site in bremner's link seems to suggests 64-bit is ok for this machine, what other things should I take into consideration? One thing I can already think of is the monitor driver; I tried the Windows 7 upgrade (32-bit) and first thing I discovered was the screen resolution would only go to 1280x800 (on my Vista system it was 1920x1080).
Thanks to everyone for their comments and feedback - am going to attempt a win 7 64 bit install once we have another machine ( the kids are getting a new one) just in case it goes pear shaped and we are without a work pc. I'll leave the thread open and let you all know
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