The one-year limited free upgrade period to Microsoft’s Windows 10 has ended and more and more people are using Windows 10 around.
However, many users choose to roll back to Windows 7 / 8.1 after (automatically) upgrading to Windows 10. Windows 10 Pro License 64 Bit
As new features have been introduced in the update, Windows 10 will continue to enhance its capabilities, so you will also have the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 in the future. In fact, even once you have upgraded to Windows 10, you can upgrade your PC at no cost after the free period. In addition, it is possible to change it free from 32bit version to 64bit version at that time.
So this time, I tried to do a free upgrade to the WINDOWS 10 64bit version using a PC with the Windows 7 32bit version on hand installed. We’ll show you how to do that.
Upgrade to WINDOWS 10 can be changed from 32bit to 64bit version
I currently own three Windows PCs, but I have only been able to collect relevant information on the Internet and other concerns, such as problems with upgrading to WINDOWS 10 and compatibility with software that I use.
Recently, “It seems to be able to change from 32 bit version to 64 bit version when you upgrade to Windows10” and heard from an acquaintance, and that if it was purchased a few years ago Windows 7 I tried to upgrade to Windows 7 32bit version → Windows 10 64bit version of the PC with the 32bit version installed on the experiment platform.
The PC to upgrade this time was bought a few years ago, Windows7 Professional 32bit version is a PC that has been installed.
The system requirements for the CPU and memory required to upgrade to WINDOWS10 are clear.
The memory is up from 1GB to 4GB. As you know, in the case of the 32bit version, it is possible to use it even if I implement 4GB, but I wanted to make it to the 64bit version that I could avoid this limitation if I could. It is just as good as the experiment platform of this WINDOWS 10 upgrade.
Advantages of changing from 32-bit to 64-bit version
One of the advantages of changing from a 32bit version to a 64bit version is that you can add more than 4GB of physical memory to your PC. Until a few years ago, the 32bit version was the mainstream, the 64bit version was recommended for reasons such as some software that comes out of trouble, but the 64bit version is now more mainstream,
Most of the software and hardware are compatible with the 64bit version. The 32-bit version is capable of recognizing up to 3.2 GB of physical memory, whereas the 64bit version is more than 4GB.
It will be able to be used comfortably when you work a lot of memory consumption if you change to 64bit version and add the physical memory. For example, if you see a net video such as YouTube in Internet Explorer (IE) or a browser such as Google Chrome and open multiple tabs, it consumes 1 to 2 GB of physical memory quickly.
When you notice that it is a 32bit version, there is a case that the free memory capacity is lost and operation is heavy.
There are quite a lot of memory consumption, such as video editing, and some other work may be affected by this because some of the things that are run automatically, such as Windows update, can consume more memory. So, it takes a lot of work to require a clean install, but those who are using the 32bit version of the current OS, You can say that it is recommended to make a change to the 64bit version by using the opportunity of free upgrade to this WINDOWS10.
Always back up before upgrading
The change from the 32bit version to the 64bit version of this time, because a clean installation work is required as described below,
Before you upgrade to WINDOWS10, be prepared to check your settings and to back up personal data, such as photos, to another HDD. If you only upgrade from Windows7 to WINDOWS10 without changing the number of bits, the current settings and storage data will be transferred to the new OS.
OS upgrades may cause unforeseen circumstances in which the OS is not bootable, so it is safe to back up the data in case of emergency. Basically what you need to back up is:
- Personal data such as photos and texts, music and videos.
- The name of the program installed separately and its contents.
- Settings and contents of Windows-related changes from the control Panel, etc.
In addition to this, if you want to set up the hardware related to the installation of your own, let’s back up if necessary.
How to easily back up
If you check the above settings and save the data to an external HDD, the backup is complete, but it takes a little effort to do it individually. Therefore, I backed up to the HDD by the HDD by using the HDD Copy tool below.
You can save all the data and settings in bulk if this method, you can revert to the original if you clicker every HDD in case of emergency. Also, if you want to return from WINDOWS 10 to Windows 7, you can safely return the OS that came with WINDOWS 10 (valid within a month after the free update).
It is easy to use, and only push the Copy button of the main body by connecting the HDD that contains the OS taken out from the computer and the hard drive used for backup.
Because it is possible to use it only by taking power from a home outlet, the setting on a personal computer is not necessary.
However, because you need to remove the HDD and connect it to the Copy tool, you will need some knowledge of the computer.
This method is recommended because it is easy to work back to windows7, of course. There are other ways to use free software to clone the entire HDD. You can find instructions on how to do this in the following articles.