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  1. Posts : 17,347
    Windows 11 Pro
       #11

    retired said:
    So...on the IOS d/l area of Tech bench, I have both 32bit & 64 bit, which one do I select?
    On step 5, do I open or save the dl file?
    Thanks
    You will most likely want 64-bit. If you have more than 2gb of RAM and your processor will support 64-bit, that is what you want. Step 5 save the file.
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  2. Posts : 35,424
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #12

    Er.. retired is aiming to do an upgrade from Win 7, so surely the download has to match his existing OS...
    @retired - can you confirm that's your aim? Thanks
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  3. Posts : 30
    w7
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Yes, I am trying to upgrade to w10.
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  4. Posts : 13,673
    Windows10
       #14

    Go to system info page (control panel, system) and it will tell you if 32 bit or 64 bit. To upgrade keeping files etc, you need to use same bit type.
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  5. Posts : 30
    w7
    Thread Starter
       #15

    64 bit
    Thanks
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  6. Posts : 30
    w7
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Update...........I was finally able to update my w7 computer to w10. (via the normal ms method).
    It took a long time, (I kept loosing my connection with my AT&T dsl service. Every time I got kicked off the connection, I had to 'retry' the d/l. Lucky, when I clicked on retry, it picked up the d/l where it left off). All of which meant I had to be sitting next to the computer when I lost my connection, so I could be there to resume my d/l of w10. To make a long story short, it took over 24 hours to completely d/l. After the d/l was finally completely finished, it took several hours to 'prepare for installation'. (I don't know how long that took, I went to sleep, but it also was several hours to finish). Well...finally it asked for the 'upgrade to complete', which I gladly accepted. That took about a half hour.
    Yippee...........after a short period of 'express setup', I'm up and running.
    Everything seeeeems to be working correctly.
    Should I be making a 'back-up' of the new system?

    Thank you all for your help & input. I'm sure I'll be back with more questions.
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  7. Posts : 13,673
    Windows10
       #17

    retired said:
    Update...........I was finally able to update my w7 computer to w10. (via the normal ms method).
    It took a long time, (I kept loosing my connection with my AT&T dsl service. Every time I got kicked off the connection, I had to 'retry' the d/l. Lucky, when I clicked on retry, it picked up the d/l where it left off). All of which meant I had to be sitting next to the computer when I lost my connection, so I could be there to resume my d/l of w10. To make a long story short, it took over 24 hours to completely d/l. After the d/l was finally completely finished, it took several hours to 'prepare for installation'. (I don't know how long that took, I went to sleep, but it also was several hours to finish). Well...finally it asked for the 'upgrade to complete', which I gladly accepted. That took about a half hour.
    Yippee...........after a short period of 'express setup', I'm up and running.
    Everything seeeeems to be working correctly.
    Should I be making a 'back-up' of the new system?

    Thank you all for your help & input. I'm sure I'll be back with more questions.
    Really good plan to make am image backup. Recommend Macrium Reflect Free
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  8. Posts : 17,347
    Windows 11 Pro
       #18

    retired said:
    Should I be making a 'back-up' of the new system?

    Thank you all for your help & input. I'm sure I'll be back with more questions.
    It is wise to make an image of the system when it is running well (I prefer Macrium Reflect Free for that as well - also make the Macrium rescue media to go with your system image). It is also very wise to have the Windows 10 install media stored somewhere - which, unfortunately, you don't get the option to do when you use Windows Update to upgrade to Windows 10. You can try to make one this way:
    Create a recovery drive - Windows Help -
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