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Downgrade Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit to 32bit

hi,

I have a Pavilion tx1215nr which is currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. My laptop has 1GB RAM. I find my laptop slow I beleive the reason for this is that the 64bit requires 2GB RAM. There is no RAM upgrades for this model. So i am wondering if there is anyway I can downgrade to the 32Bit version.

 

If there isnt could you send add a download link to a windows Vista Home Premium 32Bit download as this was the previous OS

 

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Re: Downgrade Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit to 32bit

Hi,

 

You would need to do a clean installation of Windows 7 32bit - if you bought the retail version of Windows 7, this will have come with both 32bit and 64bit installation discs.  The same activation key will work for either version.

 

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Re: Downgrade Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit to 32bit

How would I start a clean installation? I have a retail version. When I put in the 32bit disc the it only gives me the choice to install it.

 

Tahnk you for your reply

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Hi,

 

You're welcome :smileyhappy:

 

Remember to back-up any personal files etc you wish to keep first.

 

Then just start the installation from the Windows 7 32bit disc.  When you get to the screen called 'What type of installation do you want?', choose the 'Custom (advanced)' option.  For each partition listed, do the following:

 

Left click the partition to highlight it.

Click on the blue link 'Drive options (advanced)'.

Select the 'Delete' option.

Repeat the first 3 steps for each partition listed.

 

When done, you should see just 1 Hard Drive shown as 'Disk 0 Unallocated space'

 

Click the 'Next' button to carry on installing Windows 7 32bit.

 

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Thank you :smileyhappy:

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Hi,

 

You're welcome and glad it helped :smileyhappy:

 

All the best,

 

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Re: Downgrade Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit to 32bit

hi again,

Sorry to keep asking you questions, but when i highlight a partition i can not see the "Driver options (advanced)" option. 

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Re: Downgrade Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit to 32bit

Hi,

 

Did you start the new installation from your existing OS?  If this is the case, you need to start the installation at boot.

 

You can do this as follows.

 

Shut down the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Insert the Windows 7 32bit installation disc.  Select Boot Options ( usually f9 ).  Use the arrow keys to highlight the CD/DVD drive and hit enter - if you get a prompt to 'Press any key to continue', do so.

 

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Re: Downgrade Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit to 32bit

To go into more detail of what I just said. 

 

I click on "custom (advanced)" on the "what type of installation do you want?" screen

Then I left click on the partition

The only buttons available on the screen now are: Next, Refresh, Load Driver

 

I have tried: double clicking on the partion, right clicking as well as a normal left click on it

 

please reply asap

 

thanks again for answering all my previous questions  

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Hi,

 

The usual reason this option does not appear is if you started the installation from within Windows OS rather than booting from the installation disc at start-up.

 

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