Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Windows Vista 32Bit Upgrade to Windows 7 64Bit




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,183

    Default Windows Vista 32Bit Upgrade to Windows 7 64Bit

    Basically I want to upgrade Windows Vista Home Basic 32Bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit. Ive been googling all day and I have found some say yes some say no and then theres just some dumb answers. I would really like to avoid reinstalling all my software as Im not sure If i have all the Disks and what not for everything anymore.

    If anyone has an idea lets hear it.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    4,825

    Default Re: Windows Vista 32Bit Upgrade to Windows 7 64Bit

    I just installed the 64-bit version but that was to a freshly formatted partition. I run a dual boot system now with XP Pro and Win7 RC64. I don't play the "upgrade" game myself, but if you are concerned about it just image your current system drive and give it a shot. If it fails, simply blow the original image back to the drive and you will be right back where you started.
    Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill
    My Toys

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,183

    Default Re: Windows Vista 32Bit Upgrade to Windows 7 64Bit

    Just Finished Upgrading to Windows 7 RC1 32Bit on my main machine. I did however last night do a complete Image of my HDD which is on another drive. It would not let me "Upgrade" to the 64bit version. I had to do a custom full install and still have to reinstall everything so I just downloaded the 32bit version and upgraded vista to it. I agree with you that Upgrading is not the best way. However I have a method in my madness. As there is not Upgrade route from RC1 to Retail when It comes out so I will be forced to do a full install fresh then which is when I will move all my systems to 64Bit. That will give me enough time to cull all the crap off this system and get down to the stuff I really need to keep as its just getting out of had. Upsettingly I had to do had Hard Shutdown towards the end of the upgrade as I ended up with a black screen with only a cursor and no hdd Activity after about 40 minutes so I took the plung and held the button. After a restart it was like preparing desktop and its all working so far. lol No BSOD anyway. its already **** loads faster than vista, i wish i could have just got the 64bit
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •