Wndows 10 x86,x86 based PC but x64 based processor,can it go x64

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  1. Posts : 4,176
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #11

    You need to perform a complete fresh install

    To do this you will need to obtain 64 Bit install media of the version you have a licence for on a suitable media DVD or preferably USB stick.

    The install media may be available from Acer, that will include a driver set, and possibly bloatware that you may never use or from Microsoft which will be a windows only install and you would need to get drivers in addition to the Install media, most of the Acer hardware should have drivers either in the standard Installer or at Windows update and would be installed automatically but you may need to locate and download drivers for any special options, (keyboard special keys, fingerprint reader etc).

    You will also need to install all your programs so you will need their installers available as well

    Also before you start make sure you have backups of all your personal data, Documents, Photos, Internet bookmarks, network passwords etc

    The official tool download page is here ...

    Download Windows 10

    Use the second option on your current system to create the install media for the fresh install
    Last edited by Barman58; 28 Jan 2018 at 04:49. Reason: Add link to Windows installer
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  2. Posts : 62
    Wndows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Oh yeah,i also have a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit installer and theres a windows 7 ram limit bypasser,but im afraid it will break my drivers
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  3. Posts : 19,240
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #13

    thepro1421 said:
    Oh yeah,i also have a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit installer and theres a windows 7 ram limit bypasser,but im afraid it will break my drivers
    That "bypasser" doesn't work, don't even bother with it. Only real fix for 4GB or more is 64bit OS.
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  4. Posts : 62
    Wndows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Thanks guys,i will get an external hard drive so i can backup my files
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  5. Posts : 4,176
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #15

    I would also suggest that you take a look at Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free to make an image of your current working 32 Bit system that can be used to re-install it quickly to as it is working when the image is taken. This should never be needed, but can be great in an emergency situation if the new install fail for some unforeseeable reason. You can also make an image of you new install with all it's software installed and use this as a baseline for any future installs - they are a lot quicker than a normal install - a lot of members here keep an image that is updated regularly ( weekly or monthly), as a "get out of jail free card"
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  6. Posts : 19,240
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #16

    In addition, you can mount an MR image and retrieve files from it if need be.
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  7. Posts : 1,927
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       #17

    You will need to boot FROM the installer disk (or USB) in order to install the OS. You cannot run the installer from within Windows.
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  8. Posts : 56,103
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #18

    CountMike said:
    In addition, you can mount an MR image and retrieve files from it if need be.
    That's an excellent point that is often overlooked. Very easy to do, too. Thanks for posting that!
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  9. Posts : 62
    Wndows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Oh yeah i also forgot i had an old netbook with 256gb hdd space,can i put my files there so i can put them back after i installed windows 10 64 bit?
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  10. Posts : 19,240
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #20

    thepro1421 said:
    Oh yeah i also forgot i had an old netbook with 256gb hdd space,can i put my files there so i can put them back after i installed windows 10 64 bit?
    Depends if you have enough free space. MR Image file (.mrimg) will be about 75 - 80% of total space used on disk you are backing up.
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