To see which process your computer has in it, you can access the System Information page by going to the Start Menu and type System Information in the Search field.Open the System Information program that appears in the search results.For most users, it would make more sense to get a new computer instead of upgrading all of these components and purchasing a new operating system.If your PC has a 32-bit version of Windows 10, then you're missing out on some productivity advantages. Microsoft offers Windows 10 as a free upgrade for computers running a genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.It is, however, possible to 'upgrade' to Windows 10 64-bit if and only if you perform the in-place upgrade from Windows 7-32 bit to Windows 10 32-bit, first.Once that is done you will have your free Windows 10 license for the life of the machine.The picture shows an example of an AMD and Intel case badge that are both 64-bit processors.If you are not sure if your processor is 64-bit, we recommend that you look up its technical specifications.
That is the only way you can 'leap' from Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 10 64-bit, but you will have to reinstall all your programs and user files.
The only solution is to make a clean installation of the operating system and reconfigure all your apps and settings.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to verify whether your computer in fact includes support for a 64-bit version and we'll guide you through the upgrade process to Windows 10 (x64).
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