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Is it possible to ghost an image from a 32 bit windows 7 professional machine to a 64 bit windows 7 professional machine?

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At the salon where I work, the 'server' machine (holds some sort of proprietary database software) is actually the office manager's windows 7 professional 32 bit machine.  We have two other windows xp professional machines (all machines are attached to a server 2008 domain) that run the client software that connects to the server pc.

The office manager is upgrading her machine to a 64 bit windows 7 professional model.  I am familiar with the standard ways to transition a user from one machine to another.

However, to move the salon scheduling software requires a call to the support team for the software, and a $600 fee, which we are trying to avoid.

Is there some way to copy the entire image, programs and all, and transfer it to the new workstation?  We would need to retain pc name, IP address, etc.

My instinct says 'No', as even if we were to use some sort of ghost software, it would then be moving a 32bit version of Win 7 to the 64 bit platform... but I am never as 'geeky' as I would like to be, so I was hoping maybe someone knew some tricks that I don't!


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