Why? First you'll want to check if this maker has drivers for the OS you want to use.
Next, the Blu_Ray is dead. I'd love to be wrong but I'm finding that you have to buy player software. Another ding.
-> Why change?
I would like to move from win 7 ultimate 32 bit to win 8 64 bit.
I know that it has to be a clean install. I now that I have to back up my data to a ext drive and then move it back to the PCP. I know that the 3rd party software has to be reinstall. My system currently has 3 GB of RAM but I would like to put more RAM and the only way to do it would be to move to a 64 bit edition of windows. Since I am getting win 8 I thought this would be the best time to do it.
My system is a 5 year old HP. The details are:
Monitor LG 23" 1920x1080
RAM 3 GB
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad CPU @ 2.4 GHz
Graphics Nvidia GeForce 210 (upgraded from original)
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Hard drive 500 GB
Internal Bluray/HD DVD/DVD combo drive (yes, I got it before the format war ended) (non operational)
External Bluray/DVD drive.
I consider my computer knowledge to be higher than the average consumer but not an "expert"
I would appreciate any suggestions and/or instructions for the process.