Windows 10: update win 10 32 bit to 64 bit

  1.    03 Dec 2017 #1

    update win 10 32 bit to 64 bit


    My old Dell 530S mother board will run 32 bit or 64 bit, it came with 32 bit. So when I did the free upgrade from win 7 to win 10 it of course kept it at 32 bit. I did the reset of win 10 but did not see any option for 64 bit. All the computers in the family are 64 bit.
    Can I upgrade from 32 to 64 bit, if so how?
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  2.    03 Dec 2017 #2

    Yes and No. Yes...in that you cam move to 64 bit but No in the fact of an upgrade because of the architecture. You will have to get a new copy of windows that is 64 bit and do a clean install.

    How to Switch From 32-bit Windows 10 to 64-bit Windows 10
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  3.    03 Dec 2017 #3

    100% Agree....
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  4.    03 Dec 2017 #4

    How much ram have you got the only point of going to 64 bit is if you have more than 4 gig of ram if you have less there is nothing gained and likely will be slower
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       03 Dec 2017 #5

    Right, I have the 32-bit version on an older Notebook and the 64-bit version on a similar older Notebook, same brands but different models. Both have 4GB RAM modules but the 32-bit shows only about 3.5GB, it is a limit of the 32-bit. Not a problem, both run the same programs quite well.
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  6.    03 Dec 2017 #6

    According to OP system specs....it's got 6 GB of RAM.
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  7.    03 Dec 2017 #7

    Only thing stopping is $$ since it will take a new Win 10 64 bit OS and while your doing it spring for the Pro version.
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  8. Dude's Avatar
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       03 Dec 2017 #8

    nodsirrah said: View Post
    My old Dell 530S mother board will run 32 bit or 64 bit, it came with 32 bit. So when I did the free upgrade from win 7 to win 10 it of course kept it at 32 bit. I did the reset of win 10 but did not see any option for 64 bit. All the computers in the family are 64 bit.
    Can I upgrade from 32 to 64 bit, if so how?
    You can use the same license but need to clean install
    Use this to get W10, using a ms account it will activate no issue. Just like the other posted
    Download Windows 10 ISO File Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  9.    03 Dec 2017 #9

    fireberd said: View Post
    Only thing stopping is $$ since it will take a new Win 10 64 bit OS and while your doing it spring for the Pro version.
    Er nothing is stopping OP installing same version (presumably Home) free of charge!
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  10.    03 Dec 2017 #10

    fireberd said: View Post
    Only thing stopping is $$ since it will take a new Win 10 64 bit OS
    Incorrect. The same license covers 32-bit or 64-bit of the same edition of Windows. The OP can download 64-bit for free from Microsoft, do a clean install of it, and activate with the same license the 32-bit version was activated with. Activation should even be automatic over the internet.
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