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Old 04-24-2007
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Upgrade to 64bit
I purchased Ultimate and have been running the 32bit version. I just did a
complete system backup and want to reinstall Vista using 64bit. I'm not sure
exactly what I'm doing and want to make sure that I can reinstall all the
data I just backed up. Can anyone help?
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Old 04-24-2007
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Re: Upgrade to 64bit
In message <16C6F088-08EC-4939-8A0D-EDF418904AA7@microsoft.com> josbue
<josbue@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I purchased Ultimate and have been running the 32bit version. I just did a
>complete system backup and want to reinstall Vista using 64bit. I'm not sure
>exactly what I'm doing and want to make sure that I can reinstall all the
>data I just backed up. Can anyone help?


Long story short, there isn't an upgrade path from 32bit to 64bit, or
the reverse. In other words, a complete system backup won't help you.

As far as data goes, you can copy it manually to a safe place (removable
drive, secondary drive, DVD, etc) and then do a clean install of 64bit,
then go back and install your apps and restore your data.

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Old 04-24-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Upgrade to 64bit
Hi,

Rather than the backup utility, simply copy data files you don't want to
lose to removable media like a USB thumb drive or CD/DVD writable disk.

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"josbue" <josbue@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I purchased Ultimate and have been running the 32bit version. I just did a
> complete system backup and want to reinstall Vista using 64bit. I'm not
> sure
> exactly what I'm doing and want to make sure that I can reinstall all the
> data I just backed up. Can anyone help?


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Old 04-24-2007
Eugene Pinero
 

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Re: Upgrade to 64bit
I could be wrong but don't you need the "Hardware" to be 64 bit for you to
be able to install Vista Ultimate 64?

Cheers,

Gene


"josbue" <josbue@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:16C6F088-08EC-4939-8A0D-EDF418904AA7@microsoft.com...
>I purchased Ultimate and have been running the 32bit version. I just did a
> complete system backup and want to reinstall Vista using 64bit. I'm not
> sure
> exactly what I'm doing and want to make sure that I can reinstall all the
> data I just backed up. Can anyone help?


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Old 04-24-2007
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Re: Upgrade to 64bit
In message <EE98BCFA-709A-4C51-B3AA-CCA111B70E1C@microsoft.com> "Eugene
Pinero" <eugene.pinero@gmail.com> wrote:

>I could be wrong but don't you need the "Hardware" to be 64 bit for you to
>be able to install Vista Ultimate 64?


Yes. I think it's fair to assume he has the capability to run a 64-bit
OS at all, otherwise the entire question doesn't make sense.

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Old 04-25-2007
Roedy Green
 

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Re: Upgrade to 64bit
On Mon, 23 Apr 2007 19:38:02 -0700, josbue
<josbue@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted
someone who said :

>I purchased Ultimate and have been running the 32bit version. I just did a
>complete system backup and want to reinstall Vista using 64bit. I'm not sure
>exactly what I'm doing and want to make sure that I can reinstall all the
>data I just backed up. Can anyone help?


you would use a tool like Boot-It to create you another C: partition,
and do a clean install to that. You will have to reinstall programs,
preferably the 64-bit versions.

see http://mindprod.com/bgloss/partition.html
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