Windows 10: Install x64 on 32 bit system+keep data files in separate partition?

Discus and support Install x64 on 32 bit system+keep data files in separate partition? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I'd like to install x64 on my PC. I've partitioned the single 500GB drive so that I have the OS in drive C: and the data in drive F:. Can I install x64... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by siboli, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. siboli Win User

    Install x64 on 32 bit system+keep data files in separate partition?


    I'd like to install x64 on my PC. I've partitioned the single 500GB drive so that I have the OS in drive C: and the data in drive F:. Can I install x64 on the computer, and keep the data files in F:?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    siboli, Oct 5, 2015
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    Hi Barry,

    Thank you for updating us with the status of the issue.

    Windows 10 will get installed on your system according to the architecture of your system. If your system is made of 32 bit to support the installation files will get downloaded of 32 bit. You do not have to download separate files according to the
    architecture of the system.

    Kindly keep us updated on the issue. We will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Sangeeta Sarkar, Oct 5, 2015
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  3. WifiUsmc Win User
    32 bit File Explorer on Windows 10 x64

    I have Windows 10 x64 installed on my machine. I need to run file explorer in 32 bit mode.
    I expected it to be located at %windir%\syswow64\explorer.exe.
    I’ve tried running it with these switch’s. /separate /e, but when I look at my task manager it doesn’t show that it’s running in (32 bit) mode. What am I missing here for it to run in 32 bit mode?
     
    WifiUsmc, Oct 5, 2015
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  4. Rocky Win User

    Install x64 on 32 bit system+keep data files in separate partition?

    Data files are generally bit agnostic, so it should be no problem.
     
    Rocky, Oct 5, 2015
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  5. spapakons Win User
    Install Windows 10 64-bit in C:. To change the default Documents folder create a new folder in partition F: and name it Documents or whatever you want. Go to the user folder (this has the name of the current user) and right-click on the Documents folder. Select Properties. Go to the tab Location where you can change it to the new folder in F:. You also have to move all your files to the new folder, if you don't want to browse to the old folder every time you need them, and to free space in C:. Now every application will save documents by default to that folder. Same way you can move your Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos folders. Alternatively you must remember each new file to Save As and select another folder. If you just Save it, will go to the default folder. I have done it once for a customer that had a small 80GB SSD and was full with data. I moved all folders to a second hard disk so I could free the SSD for applications. You can even change the location of Program Files folder, but this is not recommended as many applications may have problem afterwards. Best it to choose Custom installation during setup and make sure you install them in another folder.

    One drawback with this is that you are not allowed to upgrade to a new Windows version until you restore the location of the folders to their original folder. The advantage, apart from keeping an SSD free, is that if something happens to your Windows installation you can just format and reinstall Windows without worrying about taking a backup since your files are already in a separate partition. Of course you will need to reinstall the applications, but it is better than nothing.
     
    spapakons, Apr 4, 2018
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