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    I am trying to go from 32 bit Vista to 64 bit Windows 7.

    I am trying to go from 32 bit Vista to 64 bit Windows 7.

    The 32 bit Vista was installed by mistake. My system can handle a 64 bit OS. Now I have finally found the time to upgrade. But the 64 bit intallation DVD can't be read from my OS. Any Advice?

    Do I need to boot from that DVD drive? Will that work?

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    yes you can boot from the DVD but you can't do an upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit you will have to do a fresh install.

    if you boot from the DVD it will install windows on your existing partition and leave your old Users/Program Files/Program Data and Windows folders in a folder called c:\windows.old , any other folders in C: are left untouched.

    you would then end up with a vanilla install & would need to do drivers etc, then copy your data back from the windows.old directory , all this assumes you dont format the drives during the install process (which is NOT the default option)
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