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28-Mar-2011, 09:00 AM #1
Question Solved: can i run 64 bit windows 7 on 32 bit processor.??
hey .. i currently hav windows xp pro 32 bit and i have decided to go for windows 7 ... But should i go for 32 or 64 bit windows 7?
i really wanna go for 64 bit since it supports more RAM but the problem is i am running 32 bit processor....
here are some of my system specs ...
128 mb intel graphics card.
2gb ram..
gigabyte 945g motherboard..
i have checked compatibility with windows 7 upgrade advisor and everything seems fine...
if i install 64 bit windows 7 on my 32 bit processor what will be the consequences... plz help...
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28-Mar-2011, 10:13 AM #2
you sure you only have a 32bit processor ?
i would surprised if windows 7 upgrade said that was OK

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i have checked compatibility with windows 7 upgrade advisor and everything seems fine...
have a read here - explains how to see if you have a 32 or 64 bit processor
http://www.lytebyte.com/2009/08/04/h...it-in-windows/
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28-Mar-2011, 10:24 AM #3
Have you confirmed there are Windows 7 drivers for all the devices in your computer?

Too many people have learned this the hard way after making the upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.

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What's the complete model number of that Gigabyte motherboard? It should start with GA-945G.

Also advise what revision number it is.

I'm guessing at this point that it has an Intel 945G chipset.

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28-Mar-2011, 01:21 PM #4
This also may be of some help: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...sked-questions

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29-Mar-2011, 03:48 AM #5
yep i know im running 32 bit.... i typed msinfo32.exe and found out that both processor and os were 32 bit.....
and my motherboard is intel(R) 82945G express chipset family>flavallee
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29-Mar-2011, 10:25 AM #6
When you buy Windows 7 you get both 32- and 64-bit installation DVDs. So, you can easily try the 64-bit one. I'm very sure that you will discover within minutes or less that it will not attempt to install on a 32-bit machine. Even if it did install on a 32-bit machine it would be unable to do anything that the 32-bit version doesn't.
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29-Mar-2011, 01:55 PM #7
may b your processor is EM64T supported... like mine..... so it can run 64 bit windows...
if the info bout your pro was here it wub be easier for all to give u the answer needed!!
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yep i know im running 32 bit.... i typed msinfo32.exe and found out that both processor and os were 32 bit.....
and my motherboard is intel(R) 82945G express chipset family>flavallee
That's not the description of the motherboard. That's the description of the Intel 82945G integrated graphics controller.

Here is the graphics driver for Windows 7(64-bit).

Here is the graphics driver for Windows 7(32-bit).

Now you need to determine if there's Windows 7 drivers for the sound device and the wired/wireless network adapter(s).

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30-Mar-2011, 02:15 AM #9
thnx for replies guyz...!!! dat helped a ,lot!!
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30-Mar-2011, 02:28 AM #10
You won't run anything 64 on that machine. You'll be lucky if 7/32 supports your hardware.

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