Solved x86 based pc but x64 proccesor

July 22, 2018 at 03:39:59
Specs: Windows 10
i have a x86 based pc running window 10 32 bit os but x64 proccesor , can i update to 64 bit os and how ?

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July 22, 2018 at 05:11:21
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Is there a particular reason that you want to do this? You would need to purchase a new, 64-bit copy of Windows 10 and then do a fresh installation. It may not be worth the trouble.

Some specifications of your PC would help.

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July 22, 2018 at 05:25:48
I thought i could upgrade to 64 bit os easily but if you say so i think it is not really worth. Thank you for your help <3

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July 22, 2018 at 06:47:14
You didn't answer why you want a 64-bit OS? There are plenty of possible reasons, but if your computer does everything you need to do with the 32-bit OS, there's probably no need. How much RAM is installed? Running more than 4GB RAM is one reason to switch to a 64-bit OS. But as ijack stated, to switch to 64-bit, you will have to completely wipe out the 32-bit version & replace it from scratch, so you will need a Win10 64-bit disc & product key to be able to do it. I think the retail version sells for about $100.

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July 22, 2018 at 20:40:38
Win10 is actually much easier to re-activate than previous versions. There's absolutely no need to buy installation media. Just use the Media Creation Tool on Microsoft's website to create a Win10 x64 USB or DVD. Then, install it. Once your machine is online, it will automatically activate Windows.

Media Creation Tool:

BTW, updating to an x64 version of Windows is an extremely good idea. More and more software will stop supporting 32-bit operating systems. nVidia already has! Why Microsoft still makes a 32-bit version of Win10 is beyond me.

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