Windows 10 upgrade


  1. Posts : 1
    windows 7 pro
       #1

    Windows 10 upgrade


    Hello

    I have resisted the temptation to upgrade to Windows because I have issues with updated drivers version that I will get etc.

    I would assume that the drivers update is happening as we speak.

    I have a 64bit chipset but I am running a 32bit system (windows 7 pro). If I accept the insistence if MS to "give" me windows 10 will I receive the 64bit version? Has anybody had or is having the same concern?

    Thanks for any assistance

    George
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  2. stormy13's Avatar
    Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    32 bit. The only way to get 64 bit is to clean install, either before the upgrade or after (if you want to go 64 bit that is).
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  3. bobkn's Avatar
    Posts : 3,749
    Win 10 X64 Pro 21H1 19043.1052
       #3

    To amplify post #2 a little: to use the free upgrade, you have to install it as an upgrade over a qualifying OS.

    After you have done that once, you can clean install 10 and it will activate online.

    That is supposed to include a clean install of the different "bitness". As Stormy 13 posted, you must do a clean install to go from 32 to 64 bit. A direct upgrade is not permitted.
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