somehow changed my com to a 32 bit system

Gateway Desktop with intel pentium dual-...
April 15, 2011 at 09:20:22
Specs: Windows Vista ultimate, 1024 mb x 2
Had to rebuild my com because of a virus. It all worked out good but now it saying its a 32 bit system when it used to be a 64 bit system. sort of lost on how i would go about making it back to a 64 bit. any help would be great thanks i did have to install a 32 bit version of vista.

Gateway gt5430e
intel D processor 935
320 gig hard drive
ddr2 512x2 ram will be upgrading today

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April 15, 2011 at 09:40:14
Install 64-bit Win Vista(start from scratch).

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.

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April 15, 2011 at 11:56:49
Why would you have to rebuild your computer because of a virus?

I'm guessing that rather than attempting to remove the virus & leaving the OS intact, you decided to wipe the HDD & start from scratch? Regardless, why would you be running a 64-bit OS if you only have 1GB RAM? or even 2GB for that matter? Are you running something that requires 64-bit?

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April 15, 2011 at 19:52:02
I run lots of programs like autocad and and such. Why rebuild because of a virus because i deleted few registry items that i shouldn't have and messed my com up. Like i said if you read the post. I'm adding more ram. Just put another 2 gig on it and will be putting another two on this weekend. Was thinking of putting in a 2t hard drive but think it would be a waste. So i will build one up at a later time. I figured out what was wrong i copied my vista on to a disk and could not get it to load so i put the 32 bit vista on. What i needed to do was go into the bios and set it up to boot dvd first. Installed and worked like a charm. Now I'm back to 64 bit vista. Thanks to those who tried to help.

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