Vista 32 bits to Vista 64 bits without loosing apps.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Redd, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Redd

    Redd Guest


    This is my first time visiting and posting to this group. I am here because
    I need help, and it seems like there are a lot of knowledgeable and helpful
    people here.

    I have an HP pc that came with Vista Home Premium and software like MS Works
    8, Muvee and other preloaded apps. I used anytime upgrade to buy Vista
    Ultimate 64 bits on a separate DVD. Currently I am using Vista Ultimate 32
    bits as an upgrade from Home Premium.

    My question and deep desire is to get Vista Ultimate 64 installed (I know
    that I need/have to do a clean install) and then regain my preloaded
    software like MS Works 8 and Muvee along with the other stuff that came with
    Home Premium.

    If I do a Full Backup with Vista Ultimate 32 bits, will I be able to do a
    complete restore once Vista Ultimate 64 bits is installed and regain full
    use of my apps/software (MS Works 8, Muvee etc.) that was installed with
    Vista Home Premium 32 bits?

    If that want work, is there any other ways to regain full use of the
    preloaded apps/software in Vista Ultimate 64 bits?

    Thanks for any help you can give.
    Redd, Nov 29, 2007
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  2. Redd

    David B. Guest

    If you do a full backup of Vista 32 bit, then install, 64 bit, then restore
    the backup, you will be back to 32 bit.
    You'll need to reinstall your apps after the 64 bit install.

    David B., Nov 29, 2007
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  3. Redd

    Redd Guest

    Thank you.

    The apps that I want to keep are on the Hard drive and came bundled from HP
    the manufacturer. I don't have any other or separate media to reinstall from
    after the 64 bit install.
    Redd, Nov 29, 2007
  4. The apps can be downloaded from the HP support web site, but they may not
    all work with 64bit Vista. Go there to check them out..
    Mike Hall - MVP, Nov 29, 2007
  5. Redd

    David B. Guest

    Then unless HP makes them available for download as Mike suggested, your are

    David B., Nov 29, 2007
  6. Redd

    Redd Guest

    Thanks you all.

    HP's website don't offer the bundled software that I would like to keep
    after the upgrade. Maybe after Microsoft offer SP1 I can do and "upgrade"
    from Vista 32 bits to Vista 64 bits instead of a clean install that wipes my
    hard drive before it installs itself.
    Redd, Nov 30, 2007
  7. 64bit is a different platform. It is not an upgrade and never will be.
    Mike Hall - MVP, Nov 30, 2007
  8. Redd

    Redd Guest

    Thank you.

    Rumor has is that Microsoft will merge the 32 and 64 bit platforms with SP1
    or soon thereafter.
    Redd, Dec 1, 2007
  9. Where did you hear this?
    Mike Hall - MVP, Dec 1, 2007
  10. That doesn't seem very likely. Check your source.



    Walter B
    Walter Blanchard, Dec 1, 2007
  11. Redd

    Redd Guest

    Like I said, it's a rumor. Let's just keep it that way. I really should not
    have said anything to make it worst than it was. Sorry!
    Redd, Dec 1, 2007
  12. Redd

    Redd Guest

    You are right. It doesn't seem likely.
    Redd, Dec 1, 2007
  13. Its just that 32bit is very different under the skin to 64bit. You may have
    misunderstood what was being said..
    Mike Hall - MVP, Dec 1, 2007
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