1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I have a 2 year old PC with Windows 10 Home and an AMD 6300 Six-Core processor that I want to upgrade to 64-bit. System information confirms the processor and lists the following under System type: 32-bit Operating system, X64-based processor. This would seem to indicate I can "upgrade" to 64 bit. However, under System information is lists the processor and "X86 based PC" under system. This would indicate I cannot "upgrade" to 64 bit/ So my question is - Can I "upgrade" this machine to 64 bit and if so, how? Is it as simple as purchasing a 64-bit version of Windows 10 pro and installing that? Thank you!
    10-22-2017 05:41 PM
  2. beman39's Avatar
    if your system CPU is X64 than all you have to do is install 64 bit Windows, I think what it's telling you is that you have a x64 bit system, but you installed a x32 bit version of windows... but caveat is you will have to re-format your computer and install x64 windows, you cannot upgrade from 32 to 64 bit...
    10-22-2017 07:44 PM
  3. Grant Taylor3's Avatar
    You need to do a fresh install when going to a 64-bit version from a 32-bit version.
    10-24-2017 09:20 AM

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