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By nulubez ·
I currently have Windows Vista 32 bit and I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit. My question is: If I do a clean install how do I keep programs such as Cyberlink DVD suite or other programs that came on my laptop and did not come with a disk? I have the back up disk that came with my system. Can I run that after I upgrade the OS or will that only work with Vista?

Thank you for your help!

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simple answer is no - as the installation of applications requires the

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Clean Install

loading of registry entries etc. Also, many 32 bit apps will not play on the 64 bit versions of Win 7, and require a 64 bit version to work properly.

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Also before doing anything else

by OH Smeg In reply to Clean Install

Check your current Vista System with the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser available here

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15

It's rather pointless installing Windows 7 if you don't have supported Hardware and are unable to use the computer. Currently many NB's do not have Touch Pad Support among other things.

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