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Can I do an upgrade from windows 7 32bit to windows 7 64bit?
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No you cannot. They are built on different architectures. You will need to do a fresh install. Make sure that your computer hardware is 64bit compatible.

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True. When I am faced with such a situation, I get myself a new hard drive and build the new system on a new drive. When the system has been largely built, I can put the original drive in a carrier and get the data from it.

In the meantime (for the labour of changing a drive) I can use the old system.

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