Windows 10: 64 bit upgrade help

Discus and support 64 bit upgrade help in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello, I have a laptop which is 32-bit and would like to upgrade (or clean install) to Windows 10 64-bit. My cpu is x64 based but in system... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by i89999U, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. i89999U Win User

    64 bit upgrade help


    Hello,
    I have a laptop which is 32-bit and would like to upgrade (or clean install) to Windows 10 64-bit. My cpu is x64 based but in system information it says "x86-based pc". Is it possible for me to get a 64 bit version of windows 10?
    EDIT: I also have 6gb of ram

    :)
     
    i89999U, Aug 1, 2017
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  2. JRTB_981 Win User

    Can i upgrade from windows 8.1 32-bit to windows 10 64-bit?

    * Original Title: 32-bit to 64-bit(PLEASE HELP)

    Can i upgrade from windows 8.1 32-bit to windows 10 64-bit
     
    JRTB_981, Aug 1, 2017
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  3. my windows 10 wont let me install i have 64bit windows 7 its says i need 64bit windows 10 how to get- HELP!

    I have 64 bit- home-premium 7 its says i need to get 64bit windows 10 heres the message (you can’t upgrade 64-bit Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows. To upgrade, obtain a 64-bit version of the installation disc). Help how do i get windows 10?
     
    blakeb3952, Aug 1, 2017
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  4. Berton Win User

    64 bit upgrade help

    Changing from 32-bit Windows to 64-bit Windows or 64-bit Windows to 32-bit Windows requires a clean install so be sure to back up/save any data you want or that exists nowhere else.

    Usually one can't use more than about 3.5GB RAM on 32-bit operating system, it's a limit. Although I do have a couple with 4GB but Windows shows a bit less.

    And in your My Computer it is Windows 10, not 11 which doesn't exist.
     
    Berton, Aug 1, 2017
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  5. LMiller7 Win User
    A clean install of 64 bit Windows 10 is probably possible. But Windows 10 has some specific CPU requirements and some older CPUs do not qualify. We would need to know exactly what CPU you have. A clean install would be required as an upgrade from 32 to 64 bits is not possible.

    System Information will always identify as "x86-based pc" while running a 32 bit OS, no matter what CPU you have. While running a 32 bit OS all CPUs become 32 bit with no 64 bit capabilities whatsoever. Only when running a 64 bit OS is it's true nature revealed.
     
    LMiller7, Aug 1, 2017
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  6. DavidY Win User
    You could look in Settings which might be more helpful than System Information in this regard. Old-style control panel version of this screen looks the same.

    Here is mine, for instance - running 32-bit OS but it seems the CPU could run 64-bit.
    (The reason I don't is that some drivers aren't available for 64-bit for this old laptop.)

    64 bit upgrade help [​IMG]
     
    DavidY, Aug 2, 2017
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  7. AddRAM Win User
    Download the Iso file from here. Click on "Download Tool Now" It will download to your Dowmloads folder. Simply run it from there. Then choose the option in the picture I posted to download the Iso file. There will be more options after that, take your time, you want to choose to download the Iso file to create install media.

    Download Windows 10

    Then put the Iso file on a usb stick (if you have one) with Rufus.

    Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

    You could also burn the Iso file to dvd, if your PC has a dvd burner, you`d just need a blank dvd, this simple software works great and burn the dvd at the slowest possible speed offered.

    Free ISO Burner
     
    AddRAM, Aug 2, 2017
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  8. i89999U Win User

    64 bit upgrade help

    Thanks everyone for helping, i didnt feel like quoting you all. The windows 11 was a joke
     
    i89999U, Aug 2, 2017
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  9. i89999U Win User
    my cpu is a Intel i5-3337U
     
    i89999U, Aug 2, 2017
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  10. AddRAM Win User
    AddRAM, Aug 2, 2017
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  11. NavyLCDR New Member
    If you are going to make a USB Flash Drive for Windows 10 to do the install, just skip using Rufus. Let the Media Creation Tool create the USB flash drive for you.

    If you do want to save the ISO file for future use, I still do not recommend using Rufus to make the flash drive with, it is completely unnecessary and many people get the settings wrong for the boot method they want. Just format the USB flash drive as FAT32, make the FAT32 partition as active, mount the ISO file and copy all the files and folders from the mounted ISO file to the USB flash drive. You will end up with a flash drive that will boot in both a legacy BIOS and UEFI computer.
     
    NavyLCDR, Aug 2, 2017
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  12. AddRAM Win User
    AddRAM, Aug 2, 2017
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  13. cereberus Win User

    64 bit upgrade help

    Does you pc have a 32GB mmc drive?

    Many if these have a 64bit cpu but only support more unusual 32Bit installations. You cannot install 64 bit on such devices.
     
    cereberus, Apr 4, 2018
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