Windows 10: Upgrade or Clean install?

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  1.    14 Feb 2016 #21

    No problem, I just wasn't sure if I missed something. As I mentioned I looked back at my specs after I read the thread and saw that I still listed my OSP as Win10 when it actually it was Win7 both 64 bit but I thought that might have caused some confusion so I updated that to Win7. I will follow the link and the old saying "Nothing ventured nothing gained." Hopefully it will go smoothly but I have a downloaded disc to do a clean install if needed. Thanks
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  2.    14 Feb 2016 #22

    Thank you, david. (And apologies to rgh for complicating and usurping the thread, although I see you have no issue now))

    Forgive my ignorance, but I just spotted I have a program called Windows Anytime Upgrade. In its Properties I see a 'Target location' of 'system32'. Should that not be showing 'system64' if my system is indeed a Home Premium 64bit system, which it is. Any chance this is what is making Windows 10 think I have a 32bit system?

    There were two discs in the box when I loaded Windows 7 Home about 18 months ago
    - a 32 disc and a 64 disc.

    I am still on Windows 7 and have done nothing further yet to try a second time to implement the free upgrade to Windows 10.

    davidhk said: View Post
    Aurondium,

    Assuming for unknown reason you do end up with a 32-bit version.
    If you still want a 64-bit version, you will have to do a Clean Install.
    Have a look at this tutorial
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

    The tutorial is quite "involving".
    Please feel free to ask questions to make sure you understand correctly instead of "assuming" or guessing what it means.
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       14 Feb 2016 #23

    .............Forgive my ignorance, but I just spotted I have a program called Windows Anytime Upgrade. In its Properties I see a 'Target location' of 'system32'. Should that not be showing 'system64' if my system is indeed a Home Premium 64bit system, which it is. Any chance this is what is making Windows 10 think I have a 32bit system?...............................

    No. system32 has nothing to do with your issue.
    Not to be confused by it's name "system32"

    If you want to try again, use the Clean Install tutorial.
    Since you had Win 10 installed before, activation will be automatic.
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  4.    14 Feb 2016 #24

    Thank you.
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