1. JaXn80's Avatar
    Hi,I have a Win7 Home Premium 32bit PC. When I upgrade to Win10 can I upgrade to 64bit?

    Posted via the Windows Central App.
    06-01-2015 11:11 PM
  2. plot_almighty's Avatar
    First you can upgrade on July 29th 2015. Second, your free upgrade, based on the OS you listed, will be a 32 bit version of Windows 10 Home.
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-01-2015 11:22 PM
  3. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    No, you cannot change architecture when upgrading, you have to use a DVD or an ISO and install clean.
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-01-2015 11:23 PM
  4. hotphil's Avatar
    You'll be limited to 32bit version.
    06-01-2015 11:23 PM
  5. Amit Shimony's Avatar
    but if i own win 8.1 with 64bit

    will i get 64bit on the windows 10?
    06-02-2015 10:54 AM
  6. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Yes. Whatever number of bits you have before the upgrade, that's how many you have after.

    Anything else requires a new install, not an upgrade.
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-02-2015 12:40 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Also, product keys don't distinguish between 32 and 64 bit.
    06-02-2015 04:42 PM
  8. Talderon's Avatar
    but if i own win 8.1 with 64bit

    will i get 64bit on the windows 10?
    Does not matter what you "own" but rather what you have installed. If you have 32 bit, you will get 32bit, 64 to 64 as well. The ONLY way to switch is to perform a Clean Install (wipe all and start over).

    Hope that clears it up a bit. :)

    If you want a sure-fire way to find out what architecture you are on, do the following:

    Open PowerShell
    Type the following command: (Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).OSArchitecture

    You should see either of the following:


    This will tell you once and for all what you have and will get.

    Hope this helps!
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-02-2015 06:01 PM

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