1. scandiskwindows9x's Avatar
    Have an question I have installed windows 10 x32 but my machine has 4Gb ram and has 1gb reserved since windows x32 doesn't do good management of 4gb ram and more decided get an version of windows 8.1 x64 and here is my problem I wish resize my current partition of w10 x32 and install 8.1 x64 for later upgrade to 10 x64 but keeping my current partition and set up of 10 x32 , my question is if do this won't get any upgrade error since our already an version of 10 but in x32 version? Or is better start brand new and do an common partition for the files so both os n dual boot can reach the files any time

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    10-09-2015 12:38 PM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Theoretically, it should work since it will be in dual boot... but I guess the first question should be: what is the architecture of the processor in your device, 32-bit or 64-bit? Also, how did you install your first Windows 10 (32-bit)? Was it an upgrade or a clean install?
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    10-09-2015 12:45 PM
  3. scandiskwindows9x's Avatar
    AMD A6 X64 3.6 dual core, also I did later an clean install because I had few troubles and preferred start brand new with the 10 x32, theoretically should work because the system files of x32 and x64 are different but no idea if in the practice should work
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    10-09-2015 12:47 PM
  4. gpobernardo's Avatar
    AMD A6 X64 3.6 dual core, also I did later an clean install because I had few troubles and preferred start brand new with the 10 x32, theoretically should work because the system files of x32 and x64 are different but no idea if in the practice should work
    My apologies - I was confused by your reply. Nonetheless, since your PC has a 64-bit processor, if you are able to set those two up in dual boot (or having two OS-es installed in your PC at the same time, with the option to choose which one to load after turning your PC on), then Windows 10 64-bit should work even with Windows 10 32-bit installed... the only thing is that you either have to upgrade directly from a x64 Windows 7 or 8.1 OS (which should have been installed together with the 32-bit OS you already have) or directly install from an ISO (if you can find one).
    10-11-2015 12:19 PM
  5. pankaj981's Avatar
    >> Grab your x86 W8.1 key and download the W8.1 x64 ISO

    >>Then download the W10 x64 ISO

    >> Install 8.1 x64

    >> activate x64 W8.1 w/ x86 key using phone (if it doesn't activate within Windows)

    >> perform all Windows updates

    >> insert W10 ISO and perform upgrade to W10 from within the W8.1 OS

    >> after the upgrade verify if W10 x64 is activated

    >> using a key finder program note down the W10 key

    >> Reinstall W10 clean using the W10 x64 ISO again
    gpobernardo and addicusbrown like this.
    10-11-2015 01:08 PM
  6. scandiskwindows9x's Avatar
    but is an detail you forgot, once you have installed windows 10 and activated with windows 7-8.1 keys, not need anymore the keys of windows 7 and 8 because get assigned an new key for windows 10, is an software called magically bean for get the new key that get assigned. also i installed first windows 8 x64 then upgrade it and then with the second partition i installed windows 10 x32 without any problem.
    11-03-2015 10:15 PM
  7. pankaj981's Avatar
    but is an detail you forgot, once you have installed windows 10 and activated with windows 7-8.1 keys, not need anymore the keys of windows 7 and 8 because get assigned an new key for windows 10, is an software called magically bean for get the new key that get assigned. also i installed first windows 8 x64 then upgrade it and then with the second partition i installed windows 10 x32 without any problem.
    That's what I meant in my post above:

    >> using a key finder program note down the W10 key

    >> Reinstall W10 clean using the W10 x64 ISO again

    BTW you would still need you W7/8.1 key and here's the reason. If tomorrow you change your PC's hardware (hard-disk or motherboard), you'll have to perform the upgrade from your old 7/8.1 OS after successful activation on the updated hardware. Until that happens, Microsoft's online repository won't activate using your previously upgraded W10 key.
    11-06-2015 07:42 PM
  8. monasinha's Avatar
    I need to install windows 10, currently i working on windows7, x64, HP pavillon laptop with HDD single partition only C drive. How i make partition of HDD without affecting current windows7, and windows10 need to be install on other drive.
    11-08-2015 01:53 AM
  9. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I need to install windows 10, currently i working on windows7, x64, HP pavillon laptop with HDD single partition only C drive. How i make partition of HDD without affecting current windows7, and windows10 need to be install on other drive.
    Use the disk management tool.
    pankaj981 likes this.
    11-08-2015 04:31 AM
  10. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I need to install windows 10, currently i working on windows7, x64, HP pavillon laptop with HDD single partition only C drive. How i make partition of HDD without affecting current windows7, and windows10 need to be install on other drive.
    Use the disk management tool.
    11-08-2015 04:32 AM
  11. monasinha's Avatar
    Thanks ttsoldier for reply. I tried disk management tools provided by HP, but warning shows that "Creating HDD partition need to format drive, All files will be lost". I heard that we can partition C drive of unused space and create other drive without affecting current windows and files. Can you suggest me which software i use to do this? Suggestion would help me.
    11-09-2015 09:22 AM
  12. monasinha's Avatar
    Use the disk management tool.
    Thanks ttsoldier for reply. I tried disk management tools provided by HP, but warning shows that "Creating HDD partition need to format drive, All files will be lost". I heard that we can partition C drive of unused space and create other drive without affecting current windows and files. Can you suggest me which software i use to do this? Suggestion would help me.
    11-09-2015 09:23 AM
  13. pankaj981's Avatar
    Thanks ttsoldier for reply. I tried disk management tools provided by HP, but warning shows that "Creating HDD partition need to format drive, All files will be lost". I heard that we can partition C drive of unused space and create other drive without affecting current windows and files. Can you suggest me which software i use to do this? Suggestion would help me.
    You don't need any software for that, the disk management tool does that automatically when configured.

    Here are the instructions:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/
    11-09-2015 06:40 PM
  14. ttsoldier's Avatar
    You don't need any software for that, the disk management tool does that automatically when configured.

    Here are the instructions:

    Resize a Partition for Free in Windows 7, 8.x, 10, or Vista
    Yes. These are the instructions. However you sound very novice (no offense). Please be careful when attempting.

    I would recommend seeking professional help
    11-09-2015 09:04 PM
  15. pankaj981's Avatar
    Yes. These are the instructions. However you sound very novice (no offense). Please be careful when attempting.

    I would recommend seeking professional help
    Lol me?...no offense taken but I've been using it since Windows Vista days (not sure if it existed before)
    11-09-2015 09:18 PM
  16. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Lol me?...no offense taken but I've been using it since Windows Vista days (not sure if it existed before)
    Haha. No this was not for u :-)
    11-09-2015 10:21 PM

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