Upgrade Window 7 32-bit to 64-bit

February 21, 2011 at 03:47:31
Specs: Windows 7
I am trying to 'upgrade' my window 7 32bit to 64 bit as its a pity to see my ram go to waste storing in 32 bit where they cant do anyt.
Is there anyone that can give me the detailed steps to doing this.I know that i will have to do a clean install etc.But i need a more detailed step by step explanation.Thanks in advance

(My Com Is Able to Run 64Bits,I Just Need The Steps In Doing This)


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#1
February 21, 2011 at 05:59:48
If your computer came with 32bit then you cannot use the restore or recovery tools to do this, you need to use a Windows 7 64bit installation DVD and probably a new key since that OEM key will not let you activate again in 64bit mode installed from the install disk. You will need to save all data to a different drive so you will not loose it when you format the hard drive. Once you have the correct install DVD, you set your boot order in your bios to the DVD drive as first, then you put in the disk in the drive and restart. You may need to 'hit any key to boot from CD/DVD drive' and then you will be booting to the install disk. You will need to choose 'Custom' and 'Format/Partition' option. Format the drive (quick format should do and will save you hours waiting) and proceed with the install as per the prompts.

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


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#2
February 21, 2011 at 08:10:34
To add to the above, you probably don't have an issue with not enough available RAM anyway. Of course we have no idea how much RAM you have installed because you didn't post any specs or use the scan tool on your home screen here.

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#3
February 22, 2011 at 02:48:42
I have the window 7 64bit upgrade disc.And i have 8gb of ram.Cause my harddisk crash recently.So the technician install window7 32 bit for me.which it was originally
a 64 bit.So in order to not see my ram go to waste.I have to use 64 bit.And mind telling me how i set my bios?It is before i format the hard drive or after?

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#4
February 22, 2011 at 04:18:46
You don't need to do anything in the BIOS. You need to format and re-install Windows if you want to run the 64 bit version.

You may need to have proof of an earlier qualifying version of Windows available in the form of installation disks for the earlier version.


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#5
February 22, 2011 at 05:25:14
The only BIOS setting you need to change is the boot order if it will not boot from the DVD after you try it. Look at your online manual to find the key(s) to access your BIOS during boot up.

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


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#6
February 23, 2011 at 00:28:46
And what if i cant find my online manual?

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#7
February 23, 2011 at 05:34:02
Well, if you had either used the scan here or at least posted the model of your computer we might be able to tell you what keystrokes you need to use.

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#8
February 23, 2011 at 19:54:09
Yes, more info would be helpful. If you choose to keep it a mystery, go to the manufacturer's site, look for 'Support' then 'Downloads' and 'Manual' at this point or before the option for 'Manual' you need to enter or select the specific model and usually the operating system. Then you can usually download the online PDF manual. Of course you might just find it easier to just give up a few more bits of information....

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


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#9
February 24, 2011 at 00:54:15
Okay.I didnt mean to keep my com info as a mystery i just thought that it wasnt so imp.
System Manufacturer Acer
System Model Aspire M5800/M3800
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz, 2670 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P01-A2, 8/11/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States


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#10
February 24, 2011 at 03:23:59
boot up your system, tap the alt-f10 keys, that should bring you too the asus recovery, run a factory recovery, that will reinstall your original asus 64bit system. unless the guy at the shop formatted the whole disk. then you should contact asus and resuest a recovery disk for your computer, you may have to pay.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#11
February 24, 2011 at 03:27:07
I dont think my original system from before is even in there because it was my hard disk that was spoil and i had change my hard disk.So is there a possibility that my original system still inside there?

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#12
February 24, 2011 at 05:32:45
To access your BIOS set up you repeatedly tap the delete key during boot up to enter the BIOS set up. You will look for the boot order or a list that says "First boot device....", etc. set the CD/DVD as first boot device and the hard drive as second boot device. This will be OK to leave since it will skip the optical drive when there is no bootable disk in the drive.

No you will not have the recovery partition on your hard drive since they replaced it unless they took an image of your hard drive or one from a new version of the same model, but then you would have 64bit installed (you can try it, it probably will not work though).

In order to use your original OEM Windows key without purchasing a new one, you will have to get a recovery DVD from Acer to do the reinstall, though they may charge you a small fee (talk to support and they may wave the fee due to your problem).

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


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#13
March 3, 2011 at 00:46:16
Err.I tried changing but when i press enter the only option i got is S.M.A.R.T - Disable/enable.So.... what do i do?

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#14
March 3, 2011 at 05:37:06
Tap the delete key early in the boot up process, if you miss the opportunity, try again. If you are in the BIOS set up, you make the change (use arrow keys, enter key, if you need to enter numbers, hit the num loc key first), and anything else indicated. when you make the change, hit esc to get back to the primary screen and select 'exit and save changes', hit Y and then enter.

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


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#15
March 4, 2011 at 21:33:26
Ok.What i meant was when i tried changing the bios set up.I do see my 1st boot up device and 2nd device.But no matter what arrow key i press.I dont see my 1st boot up device changing to my CD-Rom.When i press enter on my CD-Rom there is no option.Which means i cant change anyt at all.

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#16
March 5, 2011 at 04:03:33
Read the screens. You may need to highlight the CD and then use the Page Up key to move it up in the order.

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#17
April 16, 2011 at 20:46:44
Any idea how long it might take to upgrade it?

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