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mnt
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X201 Tablet switch from Windows 7 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit

Hi,

 

I just bought a new Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Tablet 0831-CTO.

 

Unfortunately I made a mistake and ordered it with Windows 7 32 bit instead of Windows 7 64 bit, which among other problems means that I can only use 2.92 GB of RAM out of the 6 GB inside the machine!

 

How do I switch to Windows 7 64 bit?

 

Do I need a software preload recovery dvd with Windows 7 64  (including the Office 2010 Starter in English, # 03W6342) from Lenovo or is it possible for me to use the recovery tools on my laptop and then install the 64 bit version instead of the 32 bit version of Windows 7?

 

Thanks,

 

Morten

juan_algaba
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Re: X201 Tablet switch from Windows 7 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit

I have the same problem with a ThinkPad T410. Any suggestions on the best way of going about it?
 
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      Juan Algaba Colera

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Re: X201 Tablet switch from Windows 7 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit

Hi and welcome to the forum!


Look at lead_org's post here:- http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/SL-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Will-using-64bit-Win7-allow-one-to-utilize-gt...


Alternatively you can buy 64 bit recovery DVD from lenovo:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-74752


Hope this helps.

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Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
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Re: X201 Tablet switch from Windows 7 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit

#1 Use ABR to backup Win 32's serial and cert

 

#2 Use a standard X64 install media DVD or USB-KEY to install Win7 x64 (w/o any serial)

 

#3 Use ABR to restore the activation data

 

#4 Manually install the  Lenovo thinkvantage updater

 

#5 Connect to internet and launch windows update and lenovo update

 

#6 Done.

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