We have already let you know that it’s possible to upgrade to Windows 10 without losing data and keeping most of installed programs.We have also told you that you can perform a clean install of Windows 10 once you successfully upgrade from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10.Don’t worry about the 64-bit version being hard to get used to because of design or layout changes. Google continues to show its strength in minimalist user interface design by sticking to the look and feel you already love in Chrome. The Make Use homepage was loaded, Chrome was allowed to finish loading and stabilize, then the system resources used with each version of Chrome was recorded.The look is the same, the settings are the same, the layout is the same… Chrome 32-bit required just a little more than half (59.5 MB) of the memory that Chrome 64-bit required (111.6 MB). This should not be surprising and is no need for concern.In simple words, if you want to upgrade to 64-bit architecture of Windows 10 by upgrading the current 32-bit Windows 7/8.1 installation by keeping installed programs and your data, it’s not possible at all.However, if you don’t mind performing a clean install of Windows 10 after completing the upgrade, you could upgrade to Windows 10 64-bit.You don’t need to input a serial key during the installation, as your Windows 10 copy will automatically activated after completing the installation.Please go through our activating Windows 10 after a clean install article to know how it works and why you don’t need a product key to activate your Windows 10 installation.
Once upgrading your Windows 7/8.1 installation (x86) to Windows 10 (x86) and activating the copy, download the 64-bit Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, create a bootable USB out of it and then install the 64-bit Windows 10.
Google’s Octane 2.0 is another Java Script engine test.
Using Octane 2.0, Chrome 64-bit did perform better than Chrome 32-bit.
The only catch is that, you’ll need to install device drivers and programs all over again after the clean install.
Lastly, if you are ready to buy the Windows 10 upgrade copy, you can perform a clean install of Windows 10 64-bit by wiping your current Windows 7/8.1 (x86) installation.