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Possible to upgrade Win7 32-bit to 64-bit somehow?

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READ MY QUESTION BEFORE JUST SAYING "no you cant upgrade bit versions"!!!

So I have a Presario SR5505F computer from HP, had it for 2 years...

And bought Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit & 64-bit Disk... (gives u the option to chose either 32-bit or 64-bit)

It's an Install/Upgrade disk, which lets me install or upgrade, doesnt matter

VLK (Volume License)

And my computer originally came with Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, and upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit no problem.

I tried upgrading to 64-bit, but it said "you cannot upgrade a 32-bit version to a 64-bit version"


So my question is, IS it possible to just do a clean install of 64-bit Windows 7 AND be able to install factory-installed software like CyberLink Suite, WITHOUT having to pay any money? (this means dont tell me to pay it in any form... i dont want that kind of response!!!!)


I just want to know if this is possible is all... weather it requires copying any files, making any Registry backups and putting it on the new install, or what?

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Re: Possible to upgrade Win7 32-bit to 64-bit somehow?

LinkzOrs, it is possible to upgrade to Win7 64-bit.  However, I don't believe that you can utilize the software that came with the computer.  Most 32-bit software will not run on a 64-bit system.


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Re: Possible to upgrade Win7 32-bit to 64-bit somehow?

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Most of the 32 bit software that I use runs on Windows 7 64 bit without patches. I have only found a few pieces of software that I use where there are separate 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Getting to the Cyberlink software after a clean install of W7 might be tricky to do.  Finding the software on the recovery disks and then extracting it successfully might be hit and miss. Check the Cyberlink site and see if their software is offered in both 32 bit and 64 bit versions.  Look for specific 64 bit patches.  Check for the software you want to use on your recovery disks and see if you can get it offloaded and working.  If you have room on your hard drive then make another partition for a clean install of  W7 64 bit and try some of your software.


I have seen post out here on the BB showing that it is possible to get software off the recovery disks but the qustions remains will it install and run on W7 64 bit.  There may be no way  for some of the older software versions.

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