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How do I change my computer from 32 to 64 without formating RRS feed

  • Question

  • My computer is windows 10 and my OP is 32bit how do I change it to 64bit without formating thksss....
    • Moved by Just KarlModerator Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:03 PM Looking for the correct forum.
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 8:14 AM

Answers

  • Back up all your data of interest from the Windows partition, and install 64-bit Windows. No formatting should be needed, only the Windows partition will be affected. If enough free space is available, it even may save the previous Windows installation as c:\windows.old. But better do a backup.

    Good luck!

    -- pa

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1:35 PM
  • Hello,

    Follow up questions should be asked in the Windows 10 forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

    Karl

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:03 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Back up all your data of interest from the Windows partition, and install 64-bit Windows. No formatting should be needed, only the Windows partition will be affected. If enough free space is available, it even may save the previous Windows installation as c:\windows.old. But better do a backup.

    Good luck!

    -- pa

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1:35 PM
  • Hello,

    The Windows Desktop Perfmon and Diagnostic tools forum is to discuss performance monitor (perfmon), resource monitor (resmon), and task manager, focusing on HOW-TO, Errors/Problems, and usage scenarios.

    As the question is off topic here, I am moving it to the Where is the Forum... forum.

    Karl

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 2:54 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    Follow up questions should be asked in the Windows 10 forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

    Karl

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:03 PM
    Moderator