If it were easy, everyone would do it

Which of these would be the best way to upgrade a 32-bit Windows 7 Professional system to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Professional?

A) Windows Anytime Upgrade

B) In-place upgrade using the x64 installation media

C) Windows Easy Transfer

D) Windows Upgrade Advisor from the x64 installation media

E) In-place upgrade using the x86 installation media

F) This is why people buy brand new computers

The answer: C) Windows Easy Transfer

You cannot perform an in-place upgrade when moving from an x86 version of Windows 7 to an x64 version. If you want to keep your documents and some settings, you’ll need to perform a migration. You can alternatively perform a clean install and move any personal documents to the new system.

Want to know more? Watch “Windows Upgrade Paths.”

Now that you’re running the Windows operating system, what happens when it’s time to upgrade? In this video, you’ll learn about upgrading Windows and the options you’ll have to upgrade to Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.