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Solved Upgrading from 32-bit Windows 8 to 64-bit Windows 8

BlueFlame

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Bonjour,
I have an Asus Eee PC 1015PX running 32-bit Windows 8. I recently discovered it had the capability to run 64-bit Windows 8! I jumped at the thought of this. However, I would need to move my entire registry as well as my programs over. I may try a dual-boot to start, so I am wondering if there is a way to copy the registry and programs over. If you could reply quickly, that would be appreciated.

System Specs:
- Eee PC 1015PX
- 250GB SATA III HDD
- Intel Atom N570 (64-bit capable)
- 2GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM
- Windows Developer Preview Build 8102 - 32-bit
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 & Windows 8 dual-boot

jamezb3

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Nope. Hate to be the bearer or bad news but x64 needs a clean install. Totally different architecture.
There is no point installing x64 unless you are going to install over 4 Gig RAM.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Home built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 965
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A97 Evo
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 4GBx2
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5890
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Asus IPS HDMI + 2 x ViewSonic VE710s-2
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1024

JaidynM

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As jamezb3 said, unfortunately you can't upgrade a x86 OS to a x64 OS. However, you can dual boot the two different operating systems together.

If you want to install the x64 Windows 8 you'll have to either uninstall the x86 OS and then install the new x64 one or boot the disk at startup. This is simply because and x86 system cannot run a x64 program.

All this being said, it would be rather pointless going to all this trouble at the moment to install an x64 operating system because you only have 2GB RAM. an x86 system will be able to handle that just fine; if you ever get more than 4GB memory then that's when you need to think about using an x64 OS.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5G41T-M LX
    Memory
    Strontium 8192MB DDR3 1333Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    msi GeForce N560GTX-M2D1GD5 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CHIMEI CMV 221D 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 3.5'' 2TB HDD/WD Elements External 1TB HDD
    PSU
    SHAW Viper-1500w Gaming PSU
    Case
    Black eMaxx ATX Mini Tower Case
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 1000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2000
    Internet Speed
    100GB @ 4.76Mbps

BlueFlame

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OK. I was just thinking about upgrading it so that, since Microsoft is hoping to phase out 32-bit systems by 2015, my computer would still be good, since I'm hoping to give it to someone. That's fine though; as soon as Windows 8 actually comes out, I'm probably going to to a clean install anyway.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 & Windows 8 dual-boot

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