In this Windows 10 guide, I'll you how to check if a Windows 10 64-bit version is compatible with your PC and I'll guide you to upgrade Windows 10 32-bit to the Windows 10 64-bit version.

It's a good idea to take a full backup of your system including personal files and folders before upgrading. Read our tutorial on backing up your system.

The 64-bit version of Windows 10 can only be installed if your computer's hardware supports it. You can verify that using the following four steps.

Making Sure Windows 10 64-bit is Compatible With Your PC

Step 1: Press Windows key + I from keyboard.

Step 2: Click on System.

Step 3: Click on About.

Step 4: Check the system type, if it says: 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor then your PC is running a 32-bit version of Windows 10 on a 64-bit processor. If it says 32-bit operating system, x86-based processor , then your computer doesn't support Windows 10 64-bit version.

Check Windows 10 64Bit compatibility

Creating a Windows 10 Installation Media

Step 1: Connect a USB drive to your system, the USB media must have at least 4 GB free space.

Step 2: Visit Microsoft's Windows 10 download page.

Step 3: Download the Media Creation Tool by clicking the Download tool now button.

Step 4: Run the MediaCreationTool.exe.

Step 5: Accept the license terms.

Step 6: Choose to Create an installation media for another PC.

Step 7: Click Next.

Step 8: Uncheck Use the recommended options for this PC.

Step 9: Make sure to select 64-bit architecture (x64).

Step 10: Click Next.

Step 11: Choose the USB flash drive option.

Step 12: Click Next.

Step 13: Select the removable drive from the list.

Step 14: Click Next.

Installing 64-bit Version of Windows 10

Step 1: Restart your PC with the USB drive connected to the system and start the installation of Windows 10.

Step 2: Click Next.

Step 3: Click Install Now.

Step 4: Skip entering the product key.

Step 5: Accept the license terms.

Step 6: Click Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).

Step 7: Select and delete system partitions -- usually: Drive 0 Partition 1 and Drive 0 Partition 2.

Step 8: Click Next and follow the instructions to install Windows 10.

After the installation is finished, download the latest updates and drivers from Windows updates.

How to Upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit Version of Windows 10

22 thoughts on “How to Upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit Version of Windows 10

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    Should the windows installation come up straight away when I load my pc up?

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      Yes Or No. It Will If You CHose To. But Anyway Just to be safe back it up to a drive or to dropbox . you will see the options

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    i think so
    cause you have delete everything and remove your os from your computer and then reinstall windows with the new artitecture

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    The setup didn’t pop up wen I restarted the pc

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    Help! I followed the instruction but when I downloaded the Windows 10 the setup.exe won’t work it says that “This app can’t run on your pc” I’m running a 32 bit x64 processor

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      Your system must have a 64Bit processor (x86_64) to run a 64Bit OS, so you can’t upgrade to 64Bit Windows when your CPU is not capable of running the target OS.

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      restart from boot menu (F12) with usb drive in

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    i followed everything step by step and i made sure that my PC to capable to run the 64 bit, but it says “This app cant run on your pc” PLEASE HELP !!!!

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    Is it possible that the hidden folder in any drive gets deleted on upgrading to 64 bit aur changing windows from 8 to windows 10

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    I just restarted my PC with the USB still in after I selected “Finish” on the Installation Media and when it restarted, there was no pop-up for reinstalling Windows or whatever it was. I checked in my Settings and it says that I am running 32-bit Windows and that I have a x64-based processor. Please help.

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    when i restart the laptop the installation won’t pop

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    My most pressing concern is whether or not I will have to purchase a new license for the 64 Bit Installation. Can anyone tell me?

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    I lost my product key and now I have to buy a new one for windows 10 pro at $99. Please is there any way i can get my old product key.

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    while updating windows 32 bit to 64 bit
    all the data will be erased or will be there.?

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    wtf is this are you still responding to the questions?? if yes why do when i select to keep my files it says to restart my computer and lauch the setup from windows and when i do that it says this app cant run on your pc… HELP?!?!?!?

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    I so wanna do this but i dont have my own pc but with our family pc, i sont wanna break it lol. Rip

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    I want to upgrade my laptop to windows 10 pro 64 bit from windows 10 32 bit. The process on faqforge is too cumbersome or tedious. I need to run matlab which is now 64 bit only and I am unable to run it on my 32 bit windows 10 pro. For this reason I need to switch to 64 bit windows 10 and the process is very very tedious. I want to do this switching without any formatting or data loss or partition deletion. Is there any way possible?

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      this is a download for Windows Imging Component, not for windows 10 64 bit……..Nice try though….

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    This is not a way to upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit.
    This is a way to install a 64 bit from an erased disk.
    Upgrade mean keeping data from one to other.

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