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Stepping up to Vista x64 from x86

I dont' fucking understand how I somehow cannot find the answer to this. Everything I find results in talking about how pro vista64 is and upgrading from XP. There's like no info on vista32


So I ask... I'm using Vista 32bit and I wanted to step up to Vista 64bit. Will I have to completely reformat or can I just upgrade and programs work fine? Is it true that 64 bit runs the OS and applications better than 32bit using the same system?


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Old 02-24-2009, 08:46 PM blgdinger is offline  
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I don't think you can simply "upgrade" from Vista 32-bit to 64-bit.
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Well all the drivers would be different so I would say you need to reformat.

edit: your 32 bit programs will work on vist64 but all the drivers need to be 64bit.

I don't notice any improvement in 32bit programs, but you can use 64bit programs which do run better and install more RAM
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You can use the Windows Complete PC Backup app in Vista to move from 32-bit to 64-bit. Just have the 64 bit drivers downloaded before.
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I dont' fucking understand how I somehow cannot find the answer to this. Everything I find results in talking about how pro vista64 is and upgrading from XP. There's like no info on vista32


So I ask... I'm using Vista 32bit and I wanted to step up to Vista 64bit. Will I have to completely reformat or can I just upgrade and programs work fine? Is it true that 64 bit runs the OS and applications better than 32bit using the same system?


thanks in advance cuties

dude...NEVER install over an existing windows install. Youre just asking for weird problems.
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You can use the Windows Complete PC Backup app in Vista to move from 32-bit to 64-bit. Just have the 64 bit drivers downloaded before.

never tried this, so ill recommend only what i know. imo, i would suggest a complete format.

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dude...NEVER install over an existing windows install. Youre just asking for weird problems.

well, i hear some people like that windows.old folder.... /sarcasm
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never tried this, so ill recommend only what i know. imo, i would suggest a complete format.



well, i hear some people like that windows.old folder.... /sarcasm


lol...uh huh...
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never tried this, so ill recommend only what i know. imo, i would suggest a complete format.



well, i hear some people like that windows.old folder.... /sarcasm

Agreed, but some people (like myself) hate installing hours of applications and games after a fresh install.
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Agreed, but some people (like myself) hate installing hours of applications and games after a fresh install.

deal with it/its not that bad. You'll be in some crazy level of hell if you dont do a fresh format.
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Agreed, but some people (like myself) hate installing hours of applications and games after a fresh install.

thats why i make a CD, i put all my installs on it, then when i format, i pop in the cd, and just install everything. doesnt take more than an hour. anything other program thats not on there is not needed.
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Agreed, but some people (like myself) hate installing hours of applications and games after a fresh install.

Use "portable"/thinstalled apps/versions whenever possible

Install games on another drive/partition (95% of what I play works without a "real" install.)

Be sure to backup your entire User and Default User shit because some shitty games decide to put stuff there. OR use symlink/junctions and keep the data on the games drive/partition.

Image your "clean" install. (Windows + windows updates, no drivers unless you need them to connect to the intertubes.)

Keep a folder with the latest drivers for all your hardware as you download them.



Takes about half an hour to go from a clean install back to business. Primary time culprits were MS Office (I use google docs now, will use openoffice portable if I ever need something serious) and Photoshop (which I found a thinstalled version of.) Only thing I need to immediately reinstall and copy backed up data for is Firefox and Newsleecher, but ymmv.
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thats why i make a CD, i put all my installs on it, then when i format, i pop in the cd, and just install everything. doesnt take more than an hour. anything other program thats not on there is not needed.

Find a way for me to download WoW: burning crusade and put it on a CD or some other format so I don't have to download 3.2 gigs every time since I did an online upgrade

Also thanks guys for the info/input


edit: Another thing... Does anyone know anything about Remote Desktop? I read http://www.microsoft.com/windowsXp/u...moteintro.mspx however I do not have a username/password for anything so I am not sure what I should do Mind you I'd be using Vista 64bit and Windows XP Pro
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Find a way for me to download WoW: burning crusade and put it on a CD or some other format so I don't have to download 3.2 gigs every time since I did an online upgrade

Also thanks guys for the info/input


edit: Another thing... Does anyone know anything about Remote Desktop? I read http://www.microsoft.com/windowsXp/u...moteintro.mspx however I do not have a username/password for anything so I am not sure what I should do Mind you I'd be using Vista 64bit and Windows XP Pro

You're really gonna bitch about ~3 hours of downloading while your sleeping?

For remote desktop I use logmein.com. I find the windows remote desktop glitchy. Plus with logmein, I can link the account with all my computers, so i can control them all from wherever. (even the basement )
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Find a way for me to download WoW: burning crusade and put it on a CD or some other format so I don't have to download 3.2 gigs every time since I did an online upgrade



You don't have to install anything. I ran the same wow "install" from launch until I quit playing a few months ago. Just copy the folder around. No install is really necessary at all. People have played it off flash drives.

This is how most games work. Even Steam.. after a reinstall you just run your "old" steam.exe and it will reinstall the steam service automatically and you'll have all your games from there, too, without any fancy backup/redownloading.
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I am also going to suggest a fresh format and install.
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