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vista 32 to W8-64

  1. #1


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    vista 32

    vista 32 to W8-64


    Considering pros and cons of new install over updating. I have vista 32 with microsoft works that came with the Dell

    I checked online and my processor is 64 capable. Is there a real advantage of installing 8pro 64, which I have the disk for install? Or should I just stick with the 32 upgrade option? Am I getting into a host of problems trying to convert this system to 64? How does the processor make the change (Bios)? Do I have to make this change manually?



    TIA

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  2. #2


    Posts : 38
    Windows7, 8 pretty soon


    If u have a x64 capable processor as u say, u have nothing to worry about.
    No reason not to be using a x64 os in this age, x86(32 bit) has it's limitations.
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    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Just be aware there's no upgrade path to Win8 x64 from a 32bit OS. It'll be a clean install, not an upgrade, so you should be sure to back up your files before any changes.
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    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
    Just be aware there's no upgrade path to Win8 x64 from a 32bit OS. It'll be a clean install, not an upgrade, so you should be sure to back up your files before any changes.
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    you have to back up your files with any kind of upgrade, and you also have to make regular back-up after, Usually Hard-Drive die without notice.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    vista 32


    Thanks for the info. I have done many clean installs so shouldn't be a problem, however this is my first going to 64bit. Will my existing software, for example M. Works 2003 work in 64 once reloaded?
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