Author Topic: Switch from 32bit to 64bit without total reinstall?  (Read 647 times)

Offline PNWDrew

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Switch from 32bit to 64bit without total reinstall?
« on: December 22, 2014, 07:35:40 pm »

Is it possible to switch to a 64bit version after installing 32bit?  I might as well use my AMD 64bit processor to it's full capabilities. 
Didn't have any good reason to install 32bit in the first place; actually I'm not sure why I did it.  It may have been just a stupid noob error when I chose which version to download.  I didn't even notice until I began trying to get PlayOnLInux working better.
If it is a complex migration I can reinstall, or is reinstalling just a better move anyway?
Data loss isn't a major concern. 

Thanks
Drew

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Re: Switch from 32bit to 64bit without total reinstall?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 07:42:08 pm »
I suggest to backup your personal files and make fresh 64 bit installation.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: Switch from 32bit to 64bit without total reinstall?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 07:42:59 am »
Thanks, I did start fresh with 64bit.