Upgrade to 64 bit.

  Linkslade 04 Dec 11
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Hi, I have a Medion laptop 32bit using 3g ram with the option via a CD to upgrade to 64 bit and utilise an extra 1 g ram to take it up to 4g.

I backed up with Acronis a month ago and am wondering if I took up the option to upgrade, bearing in mind I would lose all the data on the PC, could this back up be used on the new 64bit system?

Any advice appreciated.

  difarn 04 Dec 11

The first question to be asked is "is your PC capable of running a 64 bit system?" When you have confirmed this:-

Did Acronis back up all of your data in addition to doing a system image and can you see the individual data folders as distinct from a system image?

If they do not appear as separate folders can I suggest that you save all of your data onto the external hard drive (I assume that is where Acronis did the back up), or if not on the cd/flash drive.

Having done this there is no reason for you not being able to transfer it back to your PC when the 64 bit system is installed. I assume you are doing a completely new install, wiping your hard drive totally. I believe that you will need the activation/registration key for the 32 bit system for use with the 64 bit.

If you are in any doubt at all Medion are usually very helpful - one of my pc's is a Medion laptop and they have been very helpful in the past. Here is the link.

  Linkslade 04 Dec 11
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Hi difarn,

Thank you for your reply.

The PC is capable of running a 64 bit system and all files in addition to a system image has been recorded via Acronis onto an external drive. The link looks very useful in the event of any further information that may be needed.So I think I'll go ahead and get the benefit of the 64 bit CD that Medion have provided.

Many thanks.

  BRYNIT 04 Dec 11

Remember you will need 64bit drivers for your printer ect.

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