replacing laptop HDD

  hard2get 27 Nov 11
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I bought a new copy of WIN7 PRO and a SAMSUNG 1TB SATA HDD to replace a TOSHIBA 500GB HDD. I have 2 SATA HDD in my

laptop. I had installed an OEM copy of WIN 7 home Premium 32 bit.

I wanted to install the copy of WIN 7 PRO 64 bit in the SAMSUNG HDD, but got a mesage on screen telling me that I was running 32 bit.

I formatted the HDD and installed the 32 bit. My question is: Can I make a clean installation of WIN 7 Pro 64 bit when running Win 7 32 bit? and

What is the best way to transfer all my data from the old HDD to the new HDD?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 27 Nov 11

What exactly do you want to transfer?

Photos, documents etc. can just be copied over programs will have to be reinstalled.

  hard2get 27 Nov 11

I want to install WIN 7 professional 64 bit instead of win 7 pro 32 bit. Does actually make any difference?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 27 Nov 11

Only the fact that it will access more than 3.5G memory

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