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Old 11-05-2006, 05:33 PM   #1
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Upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit (FC5 to FC6)

I have a client who has installed FC5 32bit on a Dual XEON 5160 machine. These CPU's are of course 64 bit.

How best can this user switch to make use of 64 bit OS? Since they are running FC5, can they just installed FC6 64 bit on top?

Old 11-05-2006, 06:03 PM   #2
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Backup everything worth saving, settings, email doucuments, user acounts and anything else one can think of then wipe and load. Left over junk is always present when does an upgrade (left over packages and such) with an upgrade from FC5 32-bit to FC6 64-bit the possible problems are not worth it.


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