Windows – Compatibility issue before upgrading Windows 7 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1

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I have installed Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate edition on my laptop and now i want to upgrade it into Windows 7 64-bit sp1 Ultimate edition. But installer tells me you cannot upgrade because:

  • You can’t upgrade 64-bit Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows. To upgrade, obtain a 64-bit version of the installation disc, or go online to see how to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings.

  • 32-bit Windows cannot be upgraded to a 64-bit version of Windows. To upgrade, obtain a 32-bit version of the Windows installation disc.

I'm sure my laptop OS and disc is 64-bit version of 7. How can i upgrade my Windows?

Best Answer

It sounds like you have a 32-bit version of Windows 7 installed. Push Winkey+PauseBreak and check out what it says about the architecture at the bottom.

Architecture