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Conversion to a 64 bit operating system.

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    Conversion to a 64 bit operating system.


    I have a 64 bit processor running 32 bit Windows 8. If I were to install the 64 bit Windows 8, could I restore the 32 bit System Image and preserve my files and settings?

    Thanks,

    Kent

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    N. Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    No. You could restore the individual data files from the image (some backup programs allow you to mount the image as another disk drive) but you can't just restore the image itself.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kent,

    In addition, the tutorial below can help show you how to manually extract any files you may want from a system image if needed.

    System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
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    Thanks, Guys.


    I appreciate your feedback very much. Thank you both....
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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Conversion to a 64 bit operating system.
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