Updating vista 32 to 64
Microsoft is retiring Windows Vista on April 11, which means that if you're using a computer with the decade-old version of the OS, the time has come to upgrade.
However, this is not to say that Windows Vista will stop working after its life support cycle ends.
Before a computer can be upgraded to a 64-bit OS, you must make sure the processor is a 64-bit processor and not a 32-bit processor.
Intel and AMD both make processors that are 64-bit.
If you have a 64-bit computer, it's best to run programs designed to run on a 64-bit computer. A 64-bit computer can process twice as much information as a 32-bit computer, and can have significantly more random access memory (RAM).
This makes a 64-bit computer a good choice if you're working with video, large database searches, or games and other programs that require complex calculations and a lot of memory.
A 32-bit computer works very well for most programs, however.
For example, spreadsheet programs, web browsers, and word processing programs will run at about the same speed on either a 32-bit or a 64-bit computer.
Windows 10 is available for download only as an upgrade, not as a full installation package or to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit.
If you are not sure if your processor is 64-bit, we recommend that you look up its technical specifications.
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.
Typically these processors are either dual core or quad core, allowing for pretty powerful computing capabilities.
The picture shows an example of an AMD and Intel case badge that are both 64-bit processors.