Solved Can I upgrade from XP 32bit to Vista 64bit?

xguntherc

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Can I do a upgrade from a XP 32bit Machine to Windows Vista 64bit by just adding the disk, hitting intall and all that, or do I need to do a clean install when changing to 64bit.

Also, if it's just your average HP machine with a AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ with 2GB ram and a 200GB HD.. is 64bit even really needed, or should I just do 32bit. As I'm installing vista and then selling the machine to someone locally.

Thanks!
 

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mvp
Hello Cory,

Unfortunately, it has to be a clean install when going from a 32-bit OS to 64-bit, or the other way around. :(

I would say ask the customer which one they prefered. 64-bit may limit what programs they can install, but could also give them a performance increase by supporting more than 3 GB of RAM if they wanted to add more in the future. Plus, all of the devices will need to have 64-bit drivers available for them as well.

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-news/99613-64-bit-more-than-just-ram.html

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
 

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xguntherc

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thanks for the reply.. we'll him and his wife will be doing simple and average things like just using Office 2007, they wont be running much other software other than Offic e 2007 stuff, and IE. they wont be doing any software downloading or anything to extreme, it's an older couple I know.

but he did say he had vista 64 on his laptop and to do 64 bit.
 

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If all of the devices on the computer have 64-bit drivers available, then I would go with the 64-bit then. This way they will have no problems installing or transfering items or programs back and forth with their laptop and your computer.
 

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xguntherc

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cool, Thanks again
 

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    eVGA/MSI GTX 260 SLI
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    X-Fi XtremeGamer
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    Samsung T240 & 226BW
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    1920x1200 & 1680x1050
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    Seagate Cuda 500GB 32mb Cache SATA 7200.(11) + 500GB Seagate Cuda External eSATA, USB, FW400
    PSU
    PC P&C 750w Silencer PSU
    Case
    CoolerMaster HAF 932 (Water-Cooled)
    Cooling
    Plenty of Fans, and a few 230mm Fans
    Mouse
    Logitech MX-518
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    Logitech G11
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You're welcome. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
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    512 GB M.2 SSD
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