32bit to 64bit win7

having a bit of a braindead moment here, can you upgraded from 32bit to 64bit win 7 or will it not let you?

geek_directorylist, Dec 9, 11:38 pm

you cant upgrade you will need to format and reinstall.

geek_blenheim-trader, Dec 9, 11:46 pm

Make sure your hardware is supported too :)

geek_charles.j, Dec 9, 11:48 pm

Yeah i had 64bit installed and running but rebuilt it on to a couple of SSD's. At the time i only had a 32bit installer so i used it, i finally got around to putting some more memory in so the need for 64bit.

Bah! i was hoping i'd get to be lazy.

Cheers peeps

geek_directorylist, Dec 9, 11:52 pm

you can use a kernel unlocker to access up to 64 GB of ram on a 32-bit Windows OS

http://is.gd/ir3nx

geek_wickedtrader, Dec 10, 12:22 am

Sounds suspicious. From Russia? Will have to look for confirmation elsewhere.

geek_r.g.nixon, Dec 10, 8:21 am

Given the issue is with the size of the counters used to address the memory i doubt that very much.

geek_directorylist, Dec 10, 10:56 am

It is possible to address more than 4GB of memory in a 32bit OS but there are some limitations.

There are actually two ways of doing it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Address_Extension and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Address_Windowing_Extensions

geek_vtecintegra, Dec 10, 11:01 am