For HP 8840p elitebook

February 6, 2020 at 14:38:18
Specs: Windows 7
i have a x86 based pc running a 32 bit system and running on 2GB when capable it has 4GB capabilities....how do i change it to 64 bit using 4GB without loosing data?

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#1
February 6, 2020 at 15:21:49
The best way is to start by backing up (copying) all of your
data (or all the data you want to keep) to another medium.
Like an external hard drive, and/or CD. Then you can start
from scratch and install 64-bit Windows.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#2
February 6, 2020 at 15:55:35
Keep in mind, 64-bit needs twice as much memory, so you may not see a big improvement.

Back up, as pointed out by Jeff.

How to Upgrade 32 Bit to 64 Bit in Win10/8/7 without Data Loss
https://www.minitool.com/backup-tip...
How to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit version of Windows 10
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-...


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#3
February 6, 2020 at 18:39:06
Typo? Did you mean EliteBook 8440p? According to the HP specs & Crucial RAM, your notebook can accept up to 8GB (2 x 4GB).
https://support.hp.com/us-en/docume...
https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/comp...

As you probably know, Win7 is no longer supported so if you're going to upgrade to 64-bit, go with Windows 10 instead.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sof...


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#4
February 6, 2020 at 20:31:44
Windows 64bit will barely run on 4GB RAM and the more background stuff running the worse it will be. If you can run 8GB RAM or more then it may be worth it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
February 6, 2020 at 20:44:19
I'm running Windows 10 Home on a 4 GB laptop.
Task Manager says that right now it is using 1.3 GB
out of 3.8 GB available, or 34%.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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