How to Upgrade Windows-10 32-Bit Version to 64-Bit without formatting

Simple Steps to Upgrade Windows-10 32-Bit Version to 64-Bit

If your System has a 32-bit version of Windows 10 operating system, then you’re missing-out lots of productivity benefits that work only with the 64-bit version. Actually, there are various device and software program that works only with 64 bit OS. So, to enjoy this operating system efficiently, “Upgrade Windows-10 32-Bit Version to 64-Bit.

Note: Make sure Windows 10 OS Has compatibility with your computer before apply this Windows 10 64 bit upgrade procedure.

To get compatibility information follow the below-given steps:-

  • Open the Settings app using Windows key + I from the keyboard.
  • Click System
  • Click About
  • In about section under the type, your operating system is available like System type: 32-bit OS, x64-based processor. It means your system has 32 bit OS with x64 bit processor. In case you are using the 32-bit operating system with an x86-based processor that means your device doesn’t support Windows 10 64 bit upgrade process.

In case if you are not able to see your system info using above steps, then alternatively you can use below given steps:-

From the Start menu -> search System Information -> press Enter key

On the right-hand side, below the System Summary, you can find out your System Type. In case your PC is x64-based, then you can use Windows 10 64 bit upgrade steps and if it’s x86-based than your computer not capable of running a 64-bit version of Windows OS.

Note: Make sure that your system has 64-bit versions of device drivers, as it affects working of various programs like as video and sound cards etc.

Although, here you can find out “How to Upgrade Windows 32-Bit Version To 64-Bit without formatting”, still it’s good for you if you make a full backup of your system information before upgrading.

Make sure Windows 10 is properly activated from, Settings => Update & security => Activation.

Steps to Create Windows 10 installation media:-

Step-1: First of all, connect at least 4GB USB drive with your system

Step-2: Go to the Microsoft’s Windows 10 download page

Step-3: Click the button “Download tool now” =>save the Media Creation Tool on your desktop.

Step-4: Double-click on the .exe file of “MediaCrationTool”.

Step-5: Click Accept after reading license terms.

Step-6: Choose the “Create installation media for another PC” option.

Step-7: Click Next.

Step-8: Make sure you select Language, Edition, and Architecture, which in this case is 64-bit (x64) => Click Next

Step-9: Choose the USB flash drive option=> Click Next

Step-10: As soon as the installation media is generated, close the Media Creation Tool.

Steps to Upgrade Windows-10 32-Bit Version to 64-Bit without formatting

Step-1: First of all restart your computer with the installation media connected

Step-2: On the Windows Setup=> click Next.

Step-3: Click on Install now option.

Step-4: Now it will ask which type of installation you want like:-

  • Upgrade: Install Windows and keep files, settings, and application
  • Custom: Install Windows only(advanced)

Step-5: If you already have an activated version of Windows 10 then you can skip the option to enter a product key

Step- 6: Accept the agreement of licensing => click Next.

Step-7: Now it will ask which type of installation you want like:-

  • Upgrade: Install Windows and keep files, settings, and application
  • Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)

Click the option “Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)”

Step 8: Choose and delete system partitions that are Drive 0 Partition 2 and Drive 0 Partition 1

Step 9: Now simply click Next as well as follow the on-screen instruction to complete the installation.

Upgrade Windows-10 32-Bit Version to 64-Bit without formatting procedure is down now. Note: After this procedure Windows 10 64 bit upgrade, go to Settings => Update & security => Windows Update to download all the newest updates and drivers.

Read also: – How to keep safe

 

Nisha Chauhan

Nisha Chauhan is a Technical writer since five years and working for learnsmartly.org that is a website to sort out technical issues in the smartest way. Her passion for making people self-learner keeps her self-motivated to write effective blogs. She has deep expertise in the topics she covers along with an undeniable passion to help the novice or learners who need reliable help and information with their technology, software, and social sites instantly.

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