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Upgrade From 32-bit To 64-bit - Will I Lose Current Programs & Settings ?


I have installed 32 bit windows 7 and was wondering if i can/should go to the 64 bit version. My computer is 64 bit capable. If i upgrade will i loose all my current programs and settings?

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When i install the upgrade, will i lose all my programs? Programs such as:

Nero 8 essentials
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Adobe photoshop & reader
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Do i need to update to latest versions of all the above before the upgrade? Will i lose any songs purchased in itunes?


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I downloaded things like i-tunes and sony reader and when i go to places like the library that need to access the internet i get the no connection error. I also get messages that i am trying to run a 32 bit version of something that has a 64 bit cpu and an error code. I need to know how to change the defaut to run everything on the 64 bit version. I hope this makes since to someone. I am so confused and frustrated.


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I still get sound through windows and internet explorer, just no sound when i play any game or other 32 bit application. I have a amd motherboard with realtek hd audio onboard audio card. I updated drivers through windows, no fix. I went to realtek's website, downloaded the drivers, used those to uninstall the old drivers and reinstall the new ones, no fix. I manually unstalled the old realtek drivers, and installed the new ones i downloaded from realtek's website, the problem persists.

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