I'm a Linux newbie who has fallen in love with Ubuntu.

This is my 2d attempt to post this question.  Please forgive me if I UNintentionally posted it more than once.

I started with Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit, and I think I need/want to upgrade to Ver. 10.10 64-bit, so that I can install Wine, so that I can run my favorite voice recognition software, Dragon Naturally Speaking ("Dragon").  Dragon can be run in a 32-bit environment, but it's slow and more error prone in a 32-bit environment.

Does anyone know where I can learn about how to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit, whether my plans for Wine and Dragon are reasonable or not?



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asked by marceepooNu
4 years 39 weeks ago

1 Answers

  • I am wondering about the same thing, isnt it possible to use the config from 32 bit, so i have all the programs, addons ++ when i have updated to 64 bit?

    - Visitor 3 years 39 weeks ago
  • Answer

    As far as i know, you can't upgrade from a 32 bit ubuntu installation to a 64 bit installation. You have two options

    1. Install ubuntu 64bit by creating a new partition

    2. Format and reinstall ubuntu 64bit as a new install


    I'm not sure about the Dragon software. If they claim (dragon) that the software performs better in 64bit linux, then you should try it out.

    Visitor's picture
    answer by Visitor
    4 years 39 weeks ago

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