Solved wants to change win 7 pro, 32 bit to 64 bit.

December 24, 2012 at 20:17:45
Specs: Windows 7

how do you "clean install"?

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December 26, 2012 at 08:38:10

To access the boot menu, you need to press F12 when the Dell logo appears, then select the DVD drive from there.

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#1
December 24, 2012 at 20:39:43

You have to boot from the Windows 7 64-Bit DVD, usually by pressing a key combo on the BIOS screen, and then perform a clean installation from there. Be sure to backup your data, because your settings, programs, and files won't be transferred to the new installation.

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#2
December 24, 2012 at 21:48:51

It would help to know your system specs. How big is your HDD? Do you want one single partition using the entire drive capacity or more than one partition? Have you backed up all your important data? Is your system comfigured to boot off the DVD drive? Do you have at least 4GB RAM?

Simply put, all you need to do is boot off the Win7 DVD & follow the instructions.


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#3
December 24, 2012 at 22:19:27

RMT2 - Thanks for the response and instruction....But, can you explain further what
your statement means - "You have to boot from the Windows 7 64-Bit DVD, usually by pressing a key combo on the BIOS screen"

Can you tell me Step by Step how to boot from the Win 7 and press a key combo on the BIOS screen"


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#4
December 24, 2012 at 22:32:18

Hi Riider: Thanks for your reply and instructions: System Specs: HDD - 4.0 GB; want more than 1 partition; Have back up relevant docs and data.

How do I configure the system to boot off the DVD, D drive? I guess after the configuration to the D drive, I can boot from there and follow instruction, right?

Relatively new to the computer and has to learn more.


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#5
December 24, 2012 at 23:57:08

What is your purpose of switching from 32-bit to 64-bit computing ?

There is no benefit to using 64-bit OS other than to address more RAM beyond 4 GB barrier.

So if your purpose is not to use more RAM, which seems it isn't, then stick with what you have.

If your purpose is to experiment and learn computer basics, then go on.

CoolGuy


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#6
December 25, 2012 at 06:37:25

Summary:
Your hard drive cannot be 4GB, that must be your memory (RAM) size. Windows 7 32bit takes I believe close to if not over 32GB of space and Windows 7 64bit requires a bit more.
What is your hard drive capacity?
This is required to recommend partition sizes. Please also indicate how many partitions and their purpose.
On a typical 500GB or larger hard drive, I would partition your system drive (operating system and programs) as 120GB during the installation and later, after Windows it up, partition the rest for your personal files.

Using the instructions in your manual, enter your BIOS set up (it may be Delete key, an F key, or another key during boot up). In your BIOS set up, set your boot order to your DVD drive first and your hard drive second (for those still using floppies, it is Floppy drive, DVD drive, then hard drive), save changes and exit.
Then you put in the installation DVD and 'Hit any Key to Boot from CD/DVD' when asked to during start up. This will start you into your Install DVD. You will get some options, If you do, you may need to choose Custom and then Partition. Then you need to delete the current partition(s), create a new partition out of the free space, and partition it to NTSF. Then you can proceed with the clean install.
Clean install simply means to install it on a new partition rather than over the existing operating system.

If you have less than 4GB RAM, don't bother. If you plan on getting a total of greater than 4GB RAM you need the 64bit OS. If you plan on running programs that use a lot of RAM (Photoshop, 3D CAD, some programs for work on images and videos, databases and Excel where there are entries of around 60,000 entries or more, etc.). In other words, for general computing, it probably is not worth the bother since you will probably never need it or the additional memory.

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December 25, 2012 at 09:42:25

Thanks Fingers. I found out that I have 500 GB. Will follow your instructions and see what happens.

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#8
December 25, 2012 at 09:47:17

Thanks Dude. Have my computer set up for 64 bits when I bought it instead of 32 bits. Had a crash at one time and used Ultimate Win 7 to bring it back but set me up on a 32. Just trying to get back to the original set up.

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#9
December 25, 2012 at 11:12:30

The key to bring up the boot menu depends on the brand of the computer. What is the brand of this computer, or is it a custom build?

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#10
December 25, 2012 at 16:07:58

I have a Dell desktop; Processor - Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2393 GhZ; RAM 4 Gb; Hard Drive 500 GB; currently 32 bit OS; Was 64 bit when purchased.

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December 26, 2012 at 08:38:10
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To access the boot menu, you need to press F12 when the Dell logo appears, then select the DVD drive from there.

You've been helped by a 15 year old.


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#12
December 26, 2012 at 13:33:24

To all who helped me figure out how to convert my Computer from 32 bit OS to 64 bit I would like to Thank all. I have converted to 64 bit. The F12 botton to go to the boot choice did the start of my successful transition. Had a problem finding the boot procedure.

Thanks a lot to all again.
Ray Cuadro


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