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Good morning I bought my son a used Dell Optiplex 990 that is running windows 7 x86 and he wants to play fortnite but it will not download because the game requires a 64 bit processor i believe , what would i need to do to make it compatible?


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You have to purchase a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or higher. You may still be eligible for a Windows 10 upgrade as well which would allow you to choose the 64-bit version. If you decided to upgrade then I would highly recommend creating backup image with one of the following programs in case there are issues which are fairly common.

 

Some people have been successful upgrading as follows. 

https://www.laptopma...windows-10-free

 

EaseUs todo backup

https://www.easeus.c...ackup-software/

 

Macrium Reflect free

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

 

https://reflect.macr..._disk_image.asp


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You have to purchase a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or higher. You may still be eligible for a Windows 10 upgrade as well which would allow you to choose the 64-bit version. If you decided to upgrade then I would highly recommend creating backup image with one of the following programs in case there are issues which are fairly common.

 

Some people have been successful upgrading as follows. 

https://www.laptopma...windows-10-free

 

EaseUs todo backup

https://www.easeus.c...ackup-software/

 

Macrium Reflect free

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

 

https://reflect.macr..._disk_image.asp

 

Thanks For the reply  i will try that!!


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You are welcome. Let us know if anything else.
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I think it can't be solved, only via Windows x64 system


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You have to purchase a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or higher. You may still be eligible for a Windows 10 upgrade as well which would allow you to choose the 64-bit version. If you decided to upgrade then I would highly recommend creating backup image with one of the following programs in case there are issues which are fairly common.

 

Some people have been successful upgrading as follows. 

https://www.laptopma...windows-10-free

website

 

EaseUs todo backup

https://www.easeus.c...ackup-software/

 

Macrium Reflect free

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

 

https://reflect.macr..._disk_image.asp

 

Thanks For the reply  i will try that!!

 

Thanks for the recommendations, I will also use them.
I'm currently working on a research paper and I need advice. What package of office programs to put on Windows 10? Which versions of Microsoft Office are compatible with Windows 10?

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Okay let us know if you have any questions on those procedures.

See the following link for the office versions that are compatible with Windows 10. Also as mentioned i have ran office 2007 on several computers without issues as well.

https://support.offi...b4-54f7d7275705
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