Can I upgrade from Windows 10 x86 to Windows 10 x64?

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  1. Posts : 1,340
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #11

    Hungaryball said:
    Well, I didn't get smarted, just the daily "your pc is the worst, buy the new one".
    Guys, I had so many friends who had only 2 GB of ram, much worse, and even on Microsoft's website also writes that 2 GB is the minimum, not 4 GB. Windows 10 System Requirements Specifications | Microsoft But do my CPU ccompatible to the x64? I have so many things can do with x64, and my PC should have better gaming preformance with it.
    Please we are trying to help you and I know what it's like when friends tell me their opinions.
    You are correct about the 2GB: however, that's minimum requirement which usually results in minimum performance.
    --- I'm not in the computer business but I can definitely say that when I helped family and friends with only 2GB memory, minimal performance was obvious.
    --- Depending on how a user uses their system, there can be different opinions, but if you want better performance than minimum performance go to at least 4GB. Personally I recommend at least 6GB minimum for someone who wants to get into gaming. Naturally you can stay with your 2GB and find out how it goes.

    On the instructions I provided, you are being led to technically know whether or not your processor is 64-bit.
    --- Does that make sense to you? If not please ask.

    On the crucial website you are led to know whether or not the motherboard is 64-bit.
    --- Does that make sense to you? If not please ask.

    With that above information, you will know if you can install Windows 10 Home/Pro x64.
    --- If that turns out to be the case though, don't install either one of them you.
    --- On more thing I'd be interesting in know is what graphics program the computer uses.

    Once you know you put that information to together please let us know what the technical reports show.

    I believe there is a Windows 10 analyzer program to evaluate your computer. I don't know what it's called right now, but if I find it I'll post back.
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  2. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #12

    See this link for minimum requirements Windows 10:

    Windows 10 System Requirements Specifications | Microsoft
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  3. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #13

    zbook said:
    >view the available drivers >
    Very Important
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  4. Posts : 1,340
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #14

    dmholt57 said:
    Intel Atom Processor Z3735F (2M Cache, up to 1.83 GHz) Product Specifications
    Q1, '14 so I wouldn't think it is worth the time to try x64, these are referred to as System on a Chip and you mention you like to play games, this isn't the way to go...sorry...
    This shows that your CPU is 64-bit, great. Now please determine the maximum memory the computer can handle so we can move forward on what you need to know. Whether the result is good or bad news, the best way to use your computer can be determined.
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  5. Posts : 1,903
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       #15

    I like to use this little utility from Gibson Research that will report whether or not the cpu is 64-bit capable or not.

    https://www.grc.com/securable.htm
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  6. Posts : 19
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Well, the only way is the try.
    I might try the x64, and I post the results.
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  7. Posts : 46
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #17

    Another thing to bear in mind is that if your system is 32 bit and only supports 4GB of memory, your system will still boot and run fine with, for example, 8GB installed. Windows will use the first 4GB and extra memory will just sit there all day doing nothing. If you then upgrade to 64 bit, it will use the full 8GB.
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  8. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #18

    Hungaryball said:
    Well, the only way is the try.
    I might try the x64, and I post the results.
    Probably the best idea. Your main issue will be if drivers exist for x64 or not (I run x64 as I can't get x32 drivers for my 2006 MacBook). If they exist try it.

    You'll notice x64 is a couple of GB larger (which may or may not be important to you) but there are security advantages to run x64 as mentioned above. I don't care about that and run 32 bit (which subjectively seems to run faster on my old hardware) mainly for it taking less space. I never properly tested the speed so may be talking out of my hat on that front - could be my imagination.

    For all the nay-sayers, the new Snapdragon based Windows is 32 bit only (64 bit programs will not even run) so 32 bit support isn't planned to be going away yet. But then Win RT didn't last so who knows. We will see :)
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  9. Posts : 1,903
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       #19

    Hungaryball said:
    Well, the only way is the try.
    I might try the x64, and I post the results.
    Didn't you see my post regarding the Securable utility?
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  10. Posts : 1,340
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #20

    Woody72 said:
    Another thing to bear in mind is that if your system is 32 bit and only supports 4GB of memory, your system will still boot and run fine with, for example, 8GB installed. Windows will use the first 4GB and extra memory will just sit there all day doing nothing. If you then upgrade to 64 bit, it will use the full 8GB.
    Excellent summary.
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