How to migrate Windows 10 32-bit to 64-bit [Exclusive Guide]
in this tutorial we will see step by step how migrate Windows 10 32-bit to the same version of Windows in 64-bit . What interest would you say? In addition to the possibility of having more than 3.5Go of memory, a small difference in fluidity (especially if you have an old PC), the 64-bit version to install software that are not available in 64-bit. In the field of DIY, the biggest interest is to install the Bash Linux on Windows, which allows you to run Linux software on your computer.
the first thing is to check the version of Windows installed on your machine. To do this open Control Panel from the menu started
will open the settings system .
then go down until to access system information. The processor must be of type x 64, it’s a good sign.
to be completely certain that the processor is capable of supporting Win64, go to the Microsoft site and download Coreinfo
open the downloads folder and unzip the archive. Open the prompt command or PowerShell.
place you in Coreinfo directory and run the command coreinfo. Press CTRL + F and make sure the following instruction sets are present EAP, NX, SSE2 and CX16. If these four sets of instructions are present, you can upgrade to Windows 10 (x 64).
If you have a question, feel free to prepare an installation with 2 versions (32-bit and 64-bit) key. Potentially stuck, it is mainly to find the drivers in 64 bit for different devices. In case of problem, you can reinstall the 32-bit version. Bring with you a USB quality of at least 4 GB (for a version) and 8 GB (for the 2 versions).
last point to check, the drivers of the various components of your computer. If you have a newer computer, this should not be a problem. If your computer starts to date, take some time to go to the website of the manufacturer. Please check the graphics card, audio card, NICs (Wi – Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth) in priority. This is also true for devices: printers, scanners… You shouldn’t have too many problems with the materials of brands less than 3 years.
the transition to 64-bit cannot be done via an update. You must do a clean install , that is to say the current partition to format and reinstall everything. The operation is irreversible, all the documents that have not been saved will be lost. Before start you, do one (or 2) backup of all of your documents, photos… If you use OneDrive, check that everything is synchronized.
make sure you a USB stick 4 GB or at least 8 GB and go to this page to download
run MediaCreationTool.exe by double clicking. Accept the terms of the license
select create installation media for another PC then next
uncheck use the recommended options for this PC . Check that the version corresponds to your current version. Check out the language and finally select 64-bit or 2 then do following.
plug the USB. Choose USB flash drive then next
select the USB key. If it is not present, you can refresh the list. Click next to start the preparation of the key. Windows must first download the image of the system.
depending on your speed, you need to wait long enough.
restart your PC. At the time of startup, choose to boot from the USB key. The option is available since a function key (for example, F12). Otherwise, it will go into the BIOS to change that. Installing the x 64 version is in all respects identical to the 32-bit version.
as a new installation, you must activate your Windows license. If you use a Microsoft account, simply log in to activate Windows 10 x 64. Otherwise, it will re – enter a serial number for a valid license on a box at the bottom of the drawer on the left 😉
there is no major difference between the two versions. The first advantage is the ability of the system to manage more than 4 GB of memory . If you want to inflate your configuration, it is the must. You can run more applications simultaneously. The system should be faster for some operation. Finally, and this is what will interest us, is the possibility to install the Linux Bash and enjoy 2 worlds on the same computer. This will be the subject of the next tutorial.