I think I've Screwed up 'Big Time!'
My System which I found thus: Control Panel>System>Right Clicked on the HD Symbol.
This is what came up:
Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Quad CPU
32 Bit Operating System X64 Based Processor
Nvidea Ge Force GT 610
So if I understand this Correctly, it looks like I can run a 64 Bit Version of Windows 10
When at the moment I am only running a 32 Bit Version of Windows 10
I was just about to do a 'Clean Install' when I noticed it.
Although I'm really sure I double checked and found my System was only 32 Bit
If so how was it possible for me to make such a 'Frap Up'
I was running XP which only comes in the 32 Bit Version (so I've heard)
When Windows 7 came out, I bought Two Copies.
Both Copies contain the 32 Bit and 64 Bit Disks.
I got ripped Off, because I thought I was buying 2 X OEM Versions but it since turned out they were Upgrades to be used to Upgrade XP to Windows 7.
How come I didn't 'Suss that out'?
Well after buying these Two Copies of Windows 7, I heard so many Horror Stories of it being incompatible with different types of Software, that I decided to stick with XP and so these Copies of Windows 7 have been languishing in the draw for a few years.
But Not any more, as I needed to upgrade from XP>Windows 7>Windows 10
So how come I appear to have Screwed up and not installed the 64 Bit Version of Windows 7 or Windows 10?
The only thing I can think of is, I somehow got it into my head that as I was running XP 32 Bit my PC could only run 32 Bit Windows 7 and Windows 10.
If so then I've got to hold my hands up!
But what do I do now, as I was just about to do a Clean Install and I don't want to stay with the 32 Bit if I can run with the 64 Bit.
Would I be Correct in thinking that I have to go back to square One:
(1) A clean Install of Windows XP 32 Bit
(2) Install a Copy of Windows 7 (64 Bit This Time!) over the top of the 32 Bit XP)
(3) Burn a New ISO 64 Bit Version of the Windows 10 Upgrade (I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium)
And put this over the Top of the Windows 7 (64 Bit)
Wait till its been Activated by Microsoft (though still use it while I'm waiting)
Then do a Clean Install of Windows 10 (64 Bit)
If so am I likely to encounter any Problems with Microsoft? Will they be thinking that I am trying to Install Windows 10 on a different PC.
I want to keep off their Phone Support, as it isn't always easy to understand what they are saying.
It would probably be easier to start all over again, with my as Yet unopened un activated copy of Windows 7 both disks are in the Box 32 Bit and 64 Bit.
But I'd rather use the Disk from the Copy of Windows 7 that I have already got opened.
In other words Help! What should I do now?
And did I follow the Correct procedure in Checking my System.
When it says 32 Bit Operating System X64 Based Processor (It does say based not Bit is that the same thing?)