Change to 64 bit from 32 bit

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  1. Bubbaleone

    Bubbaleone MDL Novice

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    #1 Bubbaleone, May 10, 2012
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    I have win7 32-bit installed. I finally saved enough to buy 24 GB of RAM so I can run memory intensive CAD/CAM software, which means I need to run win7 64 bit. Is there a way to install/change to 64 bit from 32 bit without doing a fresh install and losing all my existing programs and settings?
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Noop.... you have to do a fresh install!!!
     
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  3. sid_16

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  4. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    +1 on sid_16 ... Got 64 bit processor?
     
  5. Bubbaleone

    Bubbaleone MDL Novice

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    Yup...i7 990X, G1.Assassin...was just trying to see if I could avoid doing a fresh install.
     
  6. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

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    No, I'm running 32bit but downloaded the win7 file from Mr Acrsn's link and read the text both 32 and 64 and its sizes too.
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  7. jabberwocky

    jabberwocky MDL Member

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    you could allways have both.
     
  8. Bubbaleone

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