Windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit

  Jozmil 13:58 29 Jan 2015
Locked

I recently bought a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and want to install the 64 bit version. I was running vista 32 bit and i backed up all that i needed. I did check that my system was 64 bit compatable.

I have tried installing 3 times now, a clean install even formatting the drive, but at no point do i get the option for 32 or 64 bit. I just installs the 32 bit version.

  lotvic 18:23 29 Jan 2015

The 64 bit will be on a separate DVD. You should have got 2 DVDs if you bought a retail W7 version.

Did you just get one DVD - an upgrade from Vista 32bit to W7 DVD?

You could try downloading the W7 64bit .iso and burn your own DVD from the link on Heidoc.net - they are the official MS download links ClickHere scroll down the page to the English(USA) SP1 U versions. The x64 is the 64bit and the x86 is the 32bit.

  Jozmil 10:30 30 Jan 2015

That explains it, i only got the upgrade from Vista. I just assumed the 64 bit version would be on the same disk.

  dr.gami 14:08 01 Feb 2015

try to download this and burn.. click here this is 100 percent sure that have an option of 32bit and 64bit of windows 7 try ah clean format

  chub_tor 14:58 01 Feb 2015

You can also download the 64bit version from here but beware you cannot just switch from 32bit to 64 bit. You will lose everything as a format will be performed. Make sure that you back up everything and that you have the programme disks for those programmes you wish to re-install.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

Is this the future of VR and AR?

Best iPad buying guide 2017

Comment regarder le Bureau des Légendes en ligne ?