1. Solomon Olaniyan's Avatar
    I wanted to upgrade my OS to a 64-bit from a 32-bit processor. I was following the guide for that here, but when I wanted to make sure my PCU was compatible on step 6, the coreinfo command wouldn't work. It kept saying that it was unable to extract the x64 image and to run coreinfo from a writeable directory, but I don't understand.
    12-04-2020 03:15 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I wanted to upgrade my OS to a 64-bit from a 32-bit processor. I was following the guide for that here, but when I wanted to make sure my PCU was compatible on step 6, the coreinfo command wouldn't work. It kept saying that it was unable to extract the x64 image and to run coreinfo from a writeable directory, but I don't understand.
    Generally speaking, you will need to reinstall Windows and install the 64bit version. Therefore you will either need to partition your storage drive for the new install or completely remove your current windows install or purchase a new storage drive and install the 64bit version of Windows on it.

    Make sure you back up all your data before migrating to 64bit Windows.

    What are the specs of your PC or Laptop?
    12-06-2020 08:35 AM
  3. Solomon Olaniyan's Avatar
    Generally speaking, you will need to reinstall Windows and install the 64bit version. Therefore you will either need to partition your storage drive for the new install or completely remove your current windows install or purchase a new storage drive and install the 64bit version of Windows on it.

    Make sure you back up all your data before migrating to 64bit Windows.

    What are the specs of your PC or Laptop?
    Well, I have an AMD Phenom(tm) 9150e Quad-Core Processor 1.80GHz
    3.25 GB available out of 4 GB, and i have a 32-bit operating system on a x64-based processor
    12-07-2020 09:07 PM
  4. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Well, I have an AMD Phenom(tm) 9150e Quad-Core Processor 1.80GHz
    3.25 GB available out of 4 GB, and i have a 32-bit operating system on a x64-based processor
    I see, thanks for confirming your CPU.

    It would be helpful to know which operating system you are running as the CPU is around 11 years old...
    12-09-2020 03:20 PM
  5. Solomon Olaniyan's Avatar
    I see, thanks for confirming your CPU.

    It would be helpful to know which operating system you are running as the CPU is around 11 years old...
    Oh, I'm sorry. I'm running Windows 10
    12-09-2020 05:29 PM
  6. jerrymaguire's Avatar
    Making Sure Windows 10 64-bit is Compatible With Your PC

    Step 1: Press Windows key + I from the keyboard.

    Step 2: Click on System.

    Step 3: Click on About.

    Step 4: Check the system type, if it says: 32-bit operating system, the x64-based processor then your PC is running a 32-bit version of Windows 10 on a 64-bit processor. If it says 32-bit operating system, x86-based processor, then your computer doesn't support Windows 10 64-bit version.

    Hope this helps.
    Jerry
    12-16-2020 12:08 PM
  7. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Oh, I'm sorry. I'm running Windows 10
    I see, as I said previously you will need to install a clean version of Windows 64bit.

    Since it's running 10, it should auto activate. If you running into activation issues, use the automated process via built in help app.
    12-17-2020 01:45 PM
  8. DianaAraujo's Avatar
    Thanks for the answers to this forum, I entered with the same question and I already solved it.
    01-03-2021 09:58 AM
  9. jennie91's Avatar
    Restart Your Windows 10 PC.
    Temporarily Disable Antivirus Software.
    Modify PATH Environment Variables Settings.
    Create a New User Account.
    Run SFC with Windows PowerShell.
    Create a Shortcut for CMD Application.
    Check If Command Prompt Works in Safe Mode.
    Perform a System Restore.

    Update PATH System Environment Variable to enable CMD to work.

    1. Type: environ in the Search box and select "Edit" the system environment variables to open "System Properties with Advanced". ... Reboot PC and then you shall be able to use CMD in Windows 10 again
    01-04-2021 06:44 AM
  10. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Restart Your Windows 10 PC.
    Temporarily Disable Antivirus Software.
    Modify PATH Environment Variables Settings.
    Create a New User Account.
    Run SFC with Windows PowerShell.
    Create a Shortcut for CMD Application.
    Check If Command Prompt Works in Safe Mode.
    Perform a System Restore.

    Update PATH System Environment Variable to enable CMD to work.

    1. Type: environ in the Search box and select "Edit" the system environment variables to open "System Properties with Advanced". ... Reboot PC and then you shall be able to use CMD in Windows 10 again
    Thanks for your input, the OP wanted to change the OS to 64bit from 32bit lol. I do agree the thread title is misleading... lol
    01-06-2021 12:38 AM

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