32 to 64 bit upgrade


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #1

    32 to 64 bit upgrade


    A game that I use often has advised me that it no longer supports a 32 bit operating system and I should convert to 64 bit. My PC will support a 64 bit OS so I decided to upgrade. I used the Microsoft tool to produce a Windows 10 64 bit ISO flash drive and booted from that drive expecting the new OS to be loaded. It then gave me two options, neither of which it would allow me to take.

    I was advised onscreen to restart the PC as normal and run the ISO from within. I did a normal restart, mounted the ISO file, and double clicked Setup. This is what I got!

    32 to 64 bit upgrade-2020-02-26-2-.png


    There must be a simple way to convert from 32 bit to 64 bit ..is there?
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,492
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    You cannot upgrade 32-bit to 64-bit. You must do a clean install of 64-bit and reinstall everything.

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  3. Posts : 38,312
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #3

    To switch fro 32x to 64x options are:
    a) clean install
    b) custom install

    Both require the re-installation of drivers and applications.

    The advantage of clean install is a new partition structure if there were problems with the partition layout.
    The advantage of custom install is the saving and restoring of folders / files.
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  4. Kyhi's Avatar
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #4

    Or Dual Boot x86 and x64 OS
    thus keeping all your Everything in x86 OS
    and Use the x64 OS for your Game Play..
    Over time you could migrate your Data from one OS to the other
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  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #5

    Kyhi said:
    Or Dual Boot x86 and x64 OS
    thus keeping all your Everything in x86 OS
    and Use the x64 OS for your Game Play..
    Over time you could migrate your Data from one OS to the other
    That would require purchasing an additional license for Windows 10, though.
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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I have now completed a clean re-install as advised. Many thanks for your assistance - the existance of this forum is a great comfort to us dummies! Thanks chaps...

    Yours aye,
    Bob
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  7. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    Vergelegen said:
    I have now completed a clean re-install as advised. Many thanks for your assistance - the existance of this forum is a great comfort to us dummies! Thanks chaps...

    Yours aye,
    Bob

    @Vergelegen

    Well done

    We all started somewhere -- I remember being scared out of my wits the first time taking a driving lesson -- anyway glad you got it fixed.

    You found the right place though for sensible advice on Windows etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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