Windows 10: x64-based processor, but x86-based PC; can I upgrade to x64 bit?

  1.    23 Sep 2016 #1

    x64-based processor, but x86-based PC; can I upgrade to x64 bit?


    Hi, I'm currently running a Windows 10 Pro PC with a 32-bit architecture. My processor allows for a x64 upgrade, but my system's information shows that my PC is x86 based. Can I still upgrade? I also have 6.00 gigabytes of ram, definitely enough for an upgrade.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       23 Sep 2016 #2

    No you cannot upgrade a 32-bit system to a 64-bit one. You can however, clean install a 64-bit system instead of the 32-bit one.
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  3.    23 Sep 2016 #3

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    No you cannot upgrade a 32-bit system to a 64-bit one. You can however, clean install a 64-bit system instead of the 32-bit one.
    Oh, yeah, sorry, haha. Totally overlooked that. Would my PC allow for a x64-bit architecture?
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       23 Sep 2016 #4

    Welcome to Tenforums Fortiplex, Right click on your desktop taskbar and select system from the menu, and post a screenshot to the forum to show what Windows thinks your system is please.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1731-screenshots-files-upload-post-ten-forums.html
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