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jupiter1
04-03-2011, 03:33 PM
My wife has a toshiba sattelite 650 with 4/gb ram running the 32 bit vertion of win 7.
she would like to upgrade to the 64 bit vertion of win7 supplied on the recovery disc that she has.

How can this be done ?

TIA

wratterus
04-03-2011, 03:53 PM
Nope, a fresh install has to be done.

You can do this from the built in recovery partition though.

jupiter1
04-03-2011, 04:00 PM
Hi Wrattens, please explain a little more.

Does she have to re-install all her programs and settings ?
What about her data and backup please.

Snorkbox
04-03-2011, 04:06 PM
You backup the data. Do a fresh install. Reinstall programs. Restore the backed up data.

jupiter1
04-03-2011, 04:08 PM
Oh dear, be interesting to see if she wants to go through with all this, it took her over 4 weeks to get it up and running out of the box !

jupiter1
04-03-2011, 04:10 PM
infact, would there be any advantage in doing so ?

Snorkbox
04-03-2011, 04:11 PM
How much RAM is in the system? If around 4 Gig then not really.

pcuser42
04-03-2011, 04:12 PM
How much RAM is in the system? If around 4 Gig then not really.


My wife has a toshiba sattelite 650 with 4/gb ram running the 32 bit vertion of win 7.

Don't worry, we've all missed things. :devil

jupiter1
04-03-2011, 04:13 PM
4 Gig

wratterus
04-03-2011, 04:14 PM
Yep. You'd have to backup anything you want to keep and then do a full reinstall.

With the 32bit vs 64 bit situation, I've seen a heap of these C650s with 4GB of RAM that DSE had set up in 32bit, re-doing them in 64bit made a noticeable difference to speed, especially when running intensive apps.

In saying that though, it will still run nicely in 32bit, it's just a shame to waste that lovely RAM.

With Tosh notebooks, holding down the 0 key (above P, not on the number pad) on POST will cause it to boot into the recovery partition.

Snorkbox
04-03-2011, 04:19 PM
I just looked and win7 does not seem to have a files and settings transfer wizard as XP does.

pcuser42
04-03-2011, 05:26 PM
I just looked and win7 does not seem to have a files and settings transfer wizard as XP does.

It does, it's called Windows Easy Transfer :)

Snorkbox
04-03-2011, 06:37 PM
Hmmm. Changed the name so I didn't find it.