As you know that Microsoft provides you with 32-bit version and 64-bit version. Especially, if you have a 64-bit Windows operating system, it allows you to install either the 32-bit Version of Windows and the 64-bit version of Windows. Additionally, when you purchased new computer or successfully upgraded your computer to Windows 10, you will receive 32-bit version of Windows. And, if you want to upgrade to 64-bit version of Windows, below we have something you need to consider. Let’s take a look!
First thing’s first, you need to confirm that your CPU of your computer is 64-bit version of Windows capable. You can go to Setting, head to System and click About, now see the System Type. If your computer is 64-bit capable, the System Type will be written 32-bit operating system refers to 32-bit version Windows is installed. Meanwhile, x64-based processor means that CPU support 64-bit m. Next, if your computer’s processor is 64-bit compatible, you need to make sure that the computer’s hardware can work properly with a 64-bit version of Windows. You should know that every 64-bit version of Windows needs 64-bit hardware drivers. Commonly, modern hardware will provide 64-bit drivers, and old hardware may no longer supported.
Before upgrading the 64-bit version of Windows, you should perform a clean install and there is no direct upgrade path. Performing clean install will let you get to the 64-bit version of Windows 10 from the 32-bit version. One important thing you need to do before a clean install, backup is the only way to save your files and data. In fact, the installation will wipe your whole hard disk including installed programs, Windows, and personal files. So, do not forget to backup before upgrading 64-bit version for 32-bit version.