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Old 03-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Vista 64 bit => W/7 32 bit and USB Problems

1. I have a Dell laptop running Vista 64bit. Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 7 32bit? I have both 32 and 64bit versions of W/7 and find the 32bit a little friendlier.

2. Also on my Dell laptop..... My USB ports all see my wireless mouse but wants to format my loaded external drive, thumb drives and micro sd chips. If I upgrade to W/7 will that fix my USB problem??????
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1. I have a Dell laptop running Vista 64bit. Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 7 32bit? I have both 32 and 64bit versions of W/7 and find the 32bit a little friendlier.

2. Also on my Dell laptop..... My USB ports all see my wireless mouse but wants to format my loaded external drive, thumb drives and micro sd chips. If I upgrade to W/7 will that fix my USB problem??????
Should run windows 7 fine but check with Dell website to make sure all drivers & software are supported by W7 to use with laptop.

It might fix your USB problems, that is a bit weird.
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Default Re: Vista 64 bit => W/7 32 bit and USB Problems

I see no reason not to load 64x on the laptop. There should be no difference between loading it and loading 32x - imo. It might fix the USB problem if it's software related, but if it's hardware related it will have no effect.
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Default Re: Vista 64 bit => W/7 32 bit and USB Problems

Today when you install Window 7 it comes with both a 32bit and 64bit version so I see no reason why it wouldn't work. But like the previous posters mentioned, check with dell to make sure they have the drivers you need.

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You never faced USB problem after upgrade win 7.because I faced same problem in my laptop and my friend fix the problem with upgrade win 7.
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