Upgrade From Windows 7 32-Bit To Windows 7 64-Bit

Windows 7 support

Upgrade your 32 bit Windows 7 OS

Upgrading your 32-bit Windows 7 operating system to the 64-bit version can be advantageous if the memory space requirement of your computer is high. A 32 bit OS can efficiently support only 4 GB of memory whereas a 64-Bit system can leverage up to 128 GB of memory. The upgrade process can be accomplished only with a clean installation of the 64-bit version of Windows 7. The process is quite simple and can be executed easily. You can get help from the Windows 7 support team if you face any difficulties en route.

 Create backup

A clean installation of Windows 7 may wipe out data permanently from your computer’s hard drive. So before you perform the installation, be sure to create a back up for all the important data in your computer. You can write the information onto DVDs, transfer them to an external hard drive or copy the contents to a USB drive. The data can also be uploaded to cloud/Internet services as a backup.

Obtain drivers

Prior to the Windows 7 installation, ensure that you have all the necessary driver softwares for the 64-bit Windows 7 version. Many licensed online vendors offer Windows 7 64-bit drivers.  You can download the drivers from one such reliable site and store them with your backed up data.

The procedure

installation of Windows 7

Installation of Windows 7 64-bit drivers

The procedure for a clean installation of Windows 7 can be listed as below

  • Turn on your computer
  • Insert  the Windows 7 installation media in to the DVD drive of your computer
  • Usually the installation process will start automatically. If it does not start on its own, initiate the process manually by clicking on any of the keys on the keypad
  • You will now be prompted to select a language to continue the process. Select “English” as your language
  • ClickInstall Now”  to begin the installation process
  • At the bottom of the window, a box will be present next to the message “I accept the license terms“. Tick the box to agree to the conditions
  • Click “Next” and choose the  “Custom installation” option
  • To delete the existing partition, select the same and access “Drive Options“. Click on  “Delete
  • ClickNext” to proceed with the installation
  • ClickFinish” to successfully complete the installation process

Once the procedure is completed, it is time to reinstall the software and device drivers that were backed up earlier. This might take up a few minutes to several hours depending on the volume of your backed up data. Keep the Windows 7 support number handy for assistance.