Windows 10: Can I upgrade my computer to 64 bit? (Urgent) Solved

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  1.    03 Apr 2018 #1

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


    So, I recently discovered Overwatch at a friend's house, and I really want to get it on my PC. However, my Windows 10 system info app says I have a 32 bit processor, but the new Windows 10 settings says I have a 64 bit. Overwatch requires a 64 bit version of Windows to run, and mine is 32 bit. Can I upgrade, or can I not upgrade? That is the question. I provided some handy dandy screenshots for you guys to see. This is urgent, because my friends are making a big deal about this. Thanks!Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    03 Apr 2018 #2

    You can "upgrade" to 64-bit. However, to "upgrade" you must do a clean install of 64-bit Windows.
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  3.    03 Apr 2018 #3

    So what's the best way to do that?
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  4.    03 Apr 2018 #4

    Create a Windows 10 USB flash drive:
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    Make sure to select either the both (32-bit and 64-bit) or 64-bit option. Then do a clean install:
    Clean Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  5.    03 Apr 2018 #5

    Ok, thanks, guess I have some work to do :)

    oh and I closed the thread.
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  6. Posts : 14,371
    Windows 10 Pro
       03 Apr 2018 #6

    BaconWarrior270 said: View Post
    oh and I closed the thread.
    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
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  7.    03 Apr 2018 #7

    According to the bios information, the OP has an Intel DG45ID desktop motherboard which supports 64-bit Windows. But it is still a good idea to keep a backup when doing any kind of upgrade/re-install.
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  8. Posts : 2,072
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       04 Apr 2018 #8

    And you need to add more memory, if possible. At least 8GB if the PC supports that amount.
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  9.    04 Apr 2018 #9

    So I should put a 32 AND 64 bit ISO on my USB so I can pick and choose if all else goes wrong? Also, I'm not a computer genius and I don't know how to add RAM.
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  10.    04 Apr 2018 #10

    BaconWarrior270 said: View Post
    So I should put a 32 AND 64 bit ISO on my USB so I can pick and choose if all else goes wrong? Also, I'm not a computer genius and I don't know how to add RAM.
    I would do both the 32-bit and 64-bit on the USB flash drive so if 64-bit fails for some reason, you have the 32-bit to fall back on.
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