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    I know related threads have been created about upgrading to a 64 bit computer But I want to be sure I get up to date and experience based info. My 8 year old 32 bit, Windows 7 running computer needs to be replaced. I am looking at a couple of 64 bit computers with Windows 10. What are the ramifications for my 32 bit software and document and other files created on the old computer?
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    The files will be just fine and most of your software should also work as needed. My son's fiancee just did the same thing your're doing and all is well thus far.
    C5-6 - 22 years

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    • #3
      oh no windows 10.... gaaarbage
      C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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      • #4
        Windows 10 is a great upgrade, and it's free. Like quartermile said, you'll be just fine. I've been running 64bit for years and everything works just fine.

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        • #5
          Upgrading to Win 10 on an existing machine worked just fine for me, and I'm delighted with it so far.

          However, I have NO experience transferring apps from a 32bit Win 7 machine to a 64bit Win 10. I really don't know if Microsoft has figured out the machine to machine process yet. Going from a Win XP machine to a Win 7 machine was painful.

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          • #6
            Microsoft gives you up to one year to download Windows 10 for free. I have no plans on being an early adopter. I do not know if it is compatible with Dragon NaturallySpeaking at this time.
            The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
            --General George Patton

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            • #7
              From my experience (and Microsoft's own recommendations), most 32 bit software will run just fine on a 64 bit computer. This has always been the case with older versions of Windows too, like Win7. You'll see two directories--"Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)." Windows knows where best to install your older applications. There are exceptions however. You may find some 32 bit applications, like virus programs, won't run in a 64 bit environment. No problem, just about every major application has a 64 bit version now. I still use some programs I acquired back when I was running XP.

              I just installed a Windows 10 update on my wife's Win 8.1 laptop. She hates Win 8, so do I. So far, it seems much better and more familiar than that Windows 8 crap. There are several ways to get 10. And it can be installed on Win 7 computers (legal versions with few exceptions). I downloaded the version that produces an image (ISO) file and burned it to a DVD, so I can install on multiple computers. You can even install from a USB device. You also have the option of booting to the installation disc or device and doing a clean install.

              The one thing you should know about Windows 10 is that Microsoft made it to accept Windows Updates without exception. You're not supposed to disable Updates like in previous versions. Of course, people are already coming up with ways to do this. Some are complicated. Some just let you select only the updated you want. But the user agreement does state that updates are to be always "on."

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              • #8
                I won't upgrade to a new operating system until it's been out for at least 6 months to work out all the problems that pop up right away. And there's always a service pack that comes out.
                C-5/6, 7-9-2000
                Scottsdale, AZ

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rybread View Post
                  I won't upgrade to a new operating system until it's been out for at least 6 months to work out all the problems that pop up right away. And there's always a service pack that comes out.
                  smart dude, you know your stuff unlike some other people that rush to upgrade. not trying to offend anyone
                  C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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                  • #10
                    I would prefer to wait but my 8 year old computer is close to dying, and I would like to have my new one up and running before the hard drive spins it's last spin. I can get a new one with Windows 8.1 or 10. There seems to be widespread agreement that 8.1 is not the way to go.
                    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
                    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

                    See my personal webpage @
                    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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                    • #11
                      You should be continually having an icon created on your desktop regarding the upgrade. If click on it, it should be taking you to Windows site telling you about the upgrade. The upgrade, IS machine specific. I do not know the details of the machine specific. HOWEVER, I do know exactly what I just typed. My machine, which is an older HP, the software is NOT ready for my machine. I have tried this multiple times. Most of my equipment is probably 5+ years old except printer.

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                      • #12
                        get a new harddrive. If you want to stick with 7 it will take you a while to reinstall and download the updates...get a tent and sleeping bag lol...Stay away from windows 10 if you value privacy. Stay away from windows ANYTHING if you like stuff to WORK. Is your processeor 64 or 32 bit? One thing more, Linux is ALSO free, huge number of distros out there, software for EVERYTHING free and it works. I use various distros but am recommending Linux Mint for those new to windows, it's easy to understand. Operating systems are made for phones nowadays(generally speaking) and aren't the 'desktop computer' friendly things they once were. I refuse to put my telephone on the web, use an old one anyway. Don't want to make a political thing out of it but I value my privacy, don't agree with your government overreach and try to make it hard on them lol. this will tell you a little http://www.rt.com/usa/311383-windows-opt-out-privacy/
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                        • #13
                          http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mint
                          I use LMDE Cinnamon. You can put Mint or any linux distro for that matter on a usb set your computer to boot from usb first and run it live without installing it. I carry laptop harddrive with different distros on it, plug into a computer and use it without fear of malware/virii whenever I'm out n about. Download linux for free as it always has been. Fork billy gates...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
                            I would prefer to wait but my 8 year old computer is close to dying, and I would like to have my new one up and running before the hard drive spins it's last spin. I can get a new one with Windows 8.1 or 10. There seems to be widespread agreement that 8.1 is not the way to go.
                            Can you just get a new motherboard, and perhaps faster memory to go with it, instead of replacing the whole computer?
                            Alan

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                            • #15
                              With windows 8.1 the difference between those who like it and those who hate it is whether or not the person likes to tinker with their computer in terms of setting things up and getting it just right for them. Some are so used to the old homescreen they automatically hated the tile screen that is familiar to tablet users. There is a way to have a big tile with your home screen on it so you can easily go to your homescreen and see the familiar screen you are used to looking at. I flip back and forth because there are tiles on the windows 8 screen i use but not on a daily basis that I do not want to clutter my traditional start screen up with. If you are used to a tablet type screen windows 8 should be no problem. I have my program tiles group with the ones relating to each other together - office tiles with cloud tiles together, gaming and gaming mouse tiles together, reading apps with libraries together, you get the idea. I went to Windows 8 from a mac so new it would be an adjustment going in regardless. And I actually enjoyed setting it up and getting it just the way I wanted it. I am planning on waiting to do the windows 10 upgrade. The big concern with upgrading is your peripherals like the printer, not all have drivers that will update for use past windows 7.

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