Can I upgrade my computer to 64 bit? (Urgent) Solved

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  1.    04 Apr 2018 #11

    Kari said: View Post
    Only admins and moderators can close threads.

    I feel that I have to post this before you wipe your current 32 bit Windows installation: please make a backup first to be able to restore it in case your device can't run 64 bit Windows!

    The reason I am saying this is that I have a device like yours, I mean a device that Settings > System > About reports as 64 bit device but like yours, MSINFO32 tells the truth, my tablet being x86 based and therefore only capable of running 32 bit Windows.

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    In my case, this device cannot even boot from 64 bit Windows install media and it is totally not capable of running 64 bit Windows.

    Kari
    Actually, it is a bit more subtle than that. The Atom CPUs are actually 64bit capable, but the tablet firmware is hard set to only boot in 32bit UEFI mode. The reason for this is simply that 32 bit installs use less disk space even in in CompactOS mode.

    Users have (allegedly) managed to do fancy reflashing of firmware with custom bootloaders to make such devices 64bit capable. This is far beyond abilities of most mortals.
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  2.    04 Apr 2018 #12

    Before going any further, what is your video card? This may be all a waste of time, because it is possible the computer isn't going to play this game regardless of the platform.
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  3.    04 Apr 2018 #13

    Oh ok, thanks! What I meant by close the thread yesterday was mark as solved, but i'll do that for real now.
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