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when I boot up it ways loading windows files but they are 32

by ohioweaver / September 3, 2011 7:04 AM PDT

I had a 64bit Win 7 but I had restore problems so now instead of booting up,normally like before I now have to wait till a black page scrolls Win 32 operating system instead of what I had originally Win 7 64. I have restored that did not change anything . How can I preserve all my files but get back that 64 OS?

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Given such a short story
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2011 7:07 AM PDT

Pull the hard drive and put that into some USB case for use later.

Slide in a new blank HDD and install the OS you want then when it's working plug in your old drive and copy out your files.

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Too risky Bob
by ohioweaver / September 3, 2011 10:35 PM PDT

I appreciate your suggestion but my lap top has the OEM system and since I've read that the only difference between 32 and 64 is the amount of Ram that is available, but everthing is working ok, I'll pass on doing that. (I don't have that USB thing either. Thanks again.

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The method I noted is the low risk path.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2011 12:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Too risky Bob

Because we don't touch the original drive, we don't risk a thing.


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