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Win 8.1 32 vs Win 8.1 64

  1. #1

    Win 8.1 32 vs Win 8.1 64


    I know this is probably a stupid question but I don't know everything!

    Can I update from 32 bit to 64 WTHOUT reinstalling everything?

    Tully

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Sorry, but No
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  3. #3


    Internally 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows are very different. So different that Microsoft did not consider a 32 bit to 64 bit upgrade a practical option and did not provide for it. A clean install of the OS and all applications is the only option.
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  4. #4

    reinstall


    Yeah!

    Really knew that but hoped there was a way!

    Tully
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  5. #5


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Doing a fresh install is never a bad idea, and if you plan ahead, it can take far less time than you might be thinking. It's a good way to guarantee the computer is up-to-date and running smoothly.
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