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

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    Wndows 10 Home 64 bit
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    Wndows 10 x86,x86 based PC but x64 based processor,can it go x64


    Hello,
    I have a 32 bit windows 10 and x86 based pc but x64 based processor,originally it was a windows 10 64 bit and x64 based pc but my hard drive broke and got bad sector,it got fixed my a computer fixer but he installed 32 bit instead of 64 bit,i have a windows 10 x64 installtion media but when i run it it says it cannot run on my pc,i really wanna go back to 64 bit because only 2.60gb of my ram is usable out of 4gb
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  2. CountMike's Avatar
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    It could be because of some driver or other HW but if processor is 64bit (and it is), 64bit OS should run on it without problems.
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    Wndows 10 Home 64 bit
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    CountMike said:
    It could be because of some driver or other HW but if processor is 64bit (and it is), 64bit OS should run on it without problems.
    But i cant run the windows 10 64 bit installer it says it cant run on my pc
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    Wndows 10 Home 64 bit
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    I cant run the windows 10 64 bit installer it says it cannot run on my pc
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    Wndows 10 Home 64 bit
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    Do i need to boot from BIOS or something if so will i lose my data
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    Wndows 10 Home 64 bit
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    Also i think there is a problem with my RAM,windows 10's 32 bit ram limit is 4gb but why only 2.60gb is usable
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    You will need to do a clean install of the OS in order to move from 32-bit Windows to 64-Bit Windows. You need to backup your data, install the OS, re-install all of your programs then restore your backed up data.
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  8. Posts : 62
    Wndows 10 Home 64 bit
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    there are drivers available for my acer laptop but i think it needs 64 bit to install
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    Wndows 10 Home 64 bit
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    but how to do i install windows 10 64 bit,i cant even run the installer
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  10. CountMike's Avatar
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    64bit OS would use a bit more RAM than 32bit anyway but you would also need to do clean install of Windows, can't just upgrade. It would be best to delete all partitions first and start with clean disk.
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