Upgrade my windows 32 to 64 bit

By Anizzy
Sep 7, 2016
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  1. Good day engineers, pls how can I upgrade my windows 8.1 pro from 32-64bit without loosing my files on my system
  2. whtitoeo

    whtitoeo TS Rookie

    There is no straight upgrade path from 32 to 64-bit that will allow you to keep things the way they were. Store your data somewhere else or do backup then perform a clean install.
  3. Anizzy

    Anizzy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank u bro, but how do I get to keep the back files, on my formatted system or an external drive
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    That you are asking that question is enough to tell me you need to keep things very simple. Use an external drive. 'Cus you will not be able to install from scratch without reformatting your hard drive (unless you really know what you are doing).
    Also when you come to do the install, disconnect the external drive. No horrible mistakes possible then......

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