SOLVED Change from 32 bit to 64 bit win 10


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Hi and thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I'm about to change my win 10 from 32 bit to 64 and know I should check my drivers for my hardware to find new ones which will work with 64 bits. But I don't know where to begin or end. I supose I must check the screen, the printer, the mouse, the CD player, but what else do I need to check? And how do I do this?

Thanks for any advice you can give me.

normans
 
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Changing from x86/32-bit to x64/64-bit or the other way around requires a clean install and the same for the drivers. The monitor and mouse aren't an issue, work with either. The ODD/Optical Disk Drive works with either for the basics like in File Explorer. As for other things, Win10 does pretty good in installing onboard devices if connected to the Internet. Did the computer or motherboard come with a disc besides Windows? Printer will need new drivers, best from the maker of it for an MFP to get full functions..
 
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he first should verify that his system is 64 bit (x64) since x64 can fun a x86 OS while a x86 can not run a x64.
 
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64 bit is really good heaps more ram at ones disposal the only drawback is some old software won't install on to 64 bit however I manages to get some old upgrade software working by coping 32bit directories into 64 bit then using those files to install upgrades but unable to install the original software in the directory properly. and 64 bit windows will seek 64 bit software. I have a number of programs that are over 20yo used to run on win 98 and its so good not having to upgrade and then have to learn how to use new software to replace the old.
 
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64 bit is really good heaps more ram at ones disposal the only drawback is some old software won't install on to 64 bit however I manages to get some old upgrade software working by coping 32bit directories into 64 bit then using those files to install upgrades but unable to install the original software in the directory properly. and 64 bit windows will seek 64 bit software. I have a number of programs that are over 20yo used to run on win 98 and its so good not having to upgrade and then have to learn how to use new software to replace the old.
Also the 21h1 win 10 may have issues with the backup that might need fixing mine was due to replacing a drive but it should not have been an issue. Also use defender virus protection on all drives as some viruses have been sent as downloads and others as notifications.
 

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