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Will my CPU allow for a 64-bit OS install?
Hello,
I currently have Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit) on my system.
My CPU is Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @3.00GHz

I would like to install Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit).
Of course, I can ask the company I bought this machine from....tomorrow. But if an answer can be given today, I'd be really grateful.
(I noticed a similar thread from 2007, so I'm sort of copying.)

I'm new here, so I apologize if I've posted this new question wrong, or in the wrong place.
Thanks!
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Re: Will my CPU allow for a 64-bit OS install?
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Hello,
I currently have Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit) on my system.
My CPU is Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @3.00GHz

I would like to install Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit).
Of course, I can ask the company I bought this machine from....tomorrow. But if an answer can be given today, I'd be really grateful.
(I noticed a similar thread from 2007, so I'm sort of copying.)

I'm new here, so I apologize if I've posted this new question wrong, or in the wrong place.
Thanks!
Yes..but it requires you to backup all your data and booting with the dvd, running the 64 bit install will format your drive earasing all data on that drive. All programs will have to be reinstalled.
If you wish to keep your current programs without reinstalling, you will need to install the 32 bit upgrade.
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Re: Will my CPU allow for a 64-bit OS install?
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Yes..but it requires you to backup all your data and booting with the dvd, running the 64 bit install will format your drive earasing all data on that drive. All programs will have to be reinstalled.
If you wish to keep your current programs without reinstalling, you will need to install the 32 bit upgrade.
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