Windows 10: 32 Bit || x86 - based PC || HELP ME PLEASE

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  1.    01 Apr 2018 #11

    Bree said: View Post
    So, did you download the Media Creation Tool and make the 64-bit media and make the ISO or the USB? Did you then try to run Setup to upgrade your existing 32-bit system? That won't work, you can't upgrade 32 to 64 bits.

    As you have 32-bit Windows 7 at present, the easiest way to get a digital License for Windows 10 is to first upgrade the 32-bit Win7 to 32-bit Win10. Check that it is activated in Settings > Update & Security > Activation. If it says activated with a digital license you can now do a clean install of the same edition (Home or Pro) of 64-bit Windows 10.

    You have to wipe the existing 32-bit OS from the drive and do a clean install of 64-bit. The only way to do that is to boot from the 64-bit install media.

    Install the same edition as you have now, Home or Pro. When it asks for a key, click 'I don't have one'. When it offers a choice of 'upgrade now' or 'Custom install' choose the custom install. Here you can delete all existing partitions and install Windows into the unallocated space you create.
    I got the windows 10 now! But still 32 bit, please instruct me how to do that exactly - getting the 64 bit I still can't fathom it.
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       01 Apr 2018 #12

    Idoneedhelp said: View Post
    I got the windows 10 now! But still 32 bit, please instruct me how to do that exactly - getting the 64 bit I still can't fathom it.
    Do you mean that you have got the 32-bit install media, or that you have now upgraded to 32-bit Windows 10?

    To make the 64-bit media on a bootable USB (you'll need to boot from it to do a clean install) run the Media Creation Tool and follow Option One in this tutorial...
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

    at step 4 select 'Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC'
    at step 5 untick 'Use the recommended options for this PC'
    at step 6 choose 'Architecture: 64-bit (x64)'
    (don't change the language or edition, those are already correct for this PC)

    then follow the rest of the instructions until you have made the USB.
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  3.    01 Apr 2018 #13

    Bree said: View Post
    Do you mean that you have got the 32-bit install media, or that you have now upgraded to 32-bit Windows 10?
    To make the 64-bit media on a bootable USB (you'll need to boot from it to do a clean install) run the Media Creation Tool and follow Option One in this tutorial...
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

    at step 4 select 'Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC'
    at step 5 untick 'Use the recommended options for this PC'
    at step 6 choose 'Architecture: 64-bit (x64)'
    (don't change the language or edition, those are already correct for this PC)

    then follow the rest of the instructions until you have made the USB.
    I meant upgraded to 32-bit Windows 10 <-- But I'll try to follow the instructions you've given me now and update you on it.

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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 Apr 2018 #14

    Idoneedhelp said: View Post
    I meant upgraded to 32-bit Windows 10
    OK, now you have windows 10 check in Settings > Update & Security > Activation. If it says activated with a digital license you can now do a clean install of the same edition (Home or Pro) of 64-bit Windows 10. Don't wipe it and install 64-bits until it says it is activated.
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  5.    01 Apr 2018 #15

    Bree said: View Post
    OK, now you have windows 10 check in Settings > Update & Security > Activation. If it says activated with a digital license you can now do a clean install of the same edition (Home or Pro) of 64-bit Windows 10. Don't wipe it and install 64-bits until it says it is activated.
    i have windows 10 pro and it is activated with a digital license if this cant work can i give you team viewer code? im desperate to play fortnite
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 Apr 2018 #16

    Idoneedhelp said: View Post
    i have windows 10 pro and it is activated with a digital license...
    Then a clean install of Windows 10 Pro should activate from that license as soon as it can contact the activation servers.

    I'm sorry, but I'd rather not do team viewer - but you shouldn't need it anyway :)
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  7.    02 Apr 2018 #17

    Bree said: View Post
    Then a clean install of Windows 10 Pro should activate from that license as soon as it can contact the activation servers.

    I'm sorry, but I'd rather not do team viewer - but you shouldn't need it anyway :)

    FROM WINDOWS 7 32 BIT TO WINDOWS 10 32 BIT TO WINDOWS 10 64 BIT I AM A LEGEND. Thank you my sir you inspired me to never stop researching. I've done it and i don't have to buy a new pc! I couldn't have anyway.


    Fortnite here I come!
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       02 Apr 2018 #18

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