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Cant install 64bit w10 on my 32bit os

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Topic: Cant install 64bit w10 on my 32bit os
Posted By: Bswayz85
Subject: Cant install 64bit w10 on my 32bit os
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2020 at 3:02pm
Hi I recently changed my mobo and processor on my pc. I am having trouble changing os from 32bit to 64bit. I have tried the media creation tool with USB, iso,and everything I know of. My specs say 32 bit os/ 64 bit processor so I assume I can update it.
My new mobo is a ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
My new processor is a AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor. Someone please help



Replies:
Posted By: Reset
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2020 at 6:21pm
To change from 32 bit to 64 bit you have to do a new installation. Just updating is unfortunately not enough.


Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2020 at 7:07pm
Originally posted by Reset Reset wrote:

To change from 32 bit to 64 bit you have to do a new installation. Just updating is unfortunately not enough.


Exactly. Most people don't realize this but the 32 and 64 bit versions are actually
different operating systems, or at least different enough that they are not cross
compatible.

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Posted By: Reset
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2020 at 9:19pm
If you reinstall, make sure that you start the boot disk (DVD/USB stick) with F11 as UEFI DVD/USB stick. This will also format the C:\ drive as GPT.



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