upgrade from Vista ultimate x32 to x64

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Jim, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    I have a 64bit pc that came with 32 bit vista installed on it. I hav
    purchessed the Vista ultimate 64bit and I would like to upgrade. I nee
    a little help with the process of not loseing any of me personal file
    ect. ..
    I have ran the "Back up file" program in vista and saved it to m
    external HD... I did not use the "Easy File Transfer", I used the Bac
    up files option. I can see all of my backed up data on my External HD
    Is that all I need to do before I proceed with the "clean install" o
    x64 so that I do not loose any of my info? Please help I have bee
    reseacrching and tring to do this for days.
    Jim, Oct 16, 2008
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  2. Jim

    SCSIraidGURU Guest

    Backup to an external hard drive. Verify your files are there. Backu
    critical data to a second source.

    Shutdown unplug the external drive.

    Do a clean install of Vista x64. You will want to remove th
    partition. Restart. Let Vista to a clean reinstall
    SCSIraidGURU, Oct 16, 2008
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    Mikey Guest

    Also, make sure all your program will run on the x64 bit version too
    Mikey, Oct 16, 2008
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    John Barnes Guest

    Do make sure you have all the drivers for your hardware and software
    available. The software will require that you get 64-bit versions. Check
    to see that any programs you really need and don't want to replace will run
    on 64-bit. Most will, but there are exceptions.
    Since you have both versions, you can always reinstall the 32-bit version if
    you find that you have real problems, but properly planned you will find the
    64-bit version very stable.
    John Barnes, Oct 19, 2008
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    Curious Guest

    The Ultimate retail package contains both a 32bit Ultimate Installation disk
    and a 64 bit Ultimate installation disk are you sure you are using the 64
    bit disk?
    Curious, Aug 25, 2009
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