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I had installed Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 Desktop on my laptop, but I realized my laptop's hardware is not meant for 64 bit Ubuntu. (I also have Windows 7 installed in another partion)

Is there any way to convert to a 32 bit Ubuntu?

EDIT: I have a single core processor ( I don't even think its a 64 bit one)

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If you are using 64-bit already, then there's no reason to move to 32-bit in my opinion. Your hardware is compatible, apparently. Your statement about "my laptop's hardware is not meant for 64 bit Ubuntu" seems invalid for this reason. –  gertvdijk Jun 26 '13 at 14:54
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If 64bit Ubuntu installed at all, your hardware is up to it. It wouldn't even let you install if it weren't. –  Scott Goodgame Jun 26 '13 at 14:55
    
See very similar question: How can I switch a 32-bit installation to a 64-bit one? - While it's the other way around it shows the reasons for why it is very hard. –  gertvdijk Jun 26 '13 at 14:57
    
Your PC must be 64-bit capable if its installed otherwise it would not have installed. If you really want to change to 32-bit the easiest way is Backup then Install the 32-bit version telling it to replace the existing one. Finally restore your data from the backup. –  Warren Hill Jun 26 '13 at 15:16
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up vote -2 down vote accepted

I've figured it out.

First I had to uninstall Ubuntu and restoring to Windows 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSYGkSptSy4

Then after deleting the partion where Ubuntu was installed I inserted my Ubuntu 12.10 i386 disc and installed it on the same old partion.

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How does this answer your question? You're describing a full reinstall while you were asking for a way to convert it. –  gertvdijk Jun 26 '13 at 23:18
    
Well, there's no way to change the OS architecture, (I believe), but then there is reinstalling the whole OS, but anyways I found what I wanted and it worked! –  Jahed Hossain Jun 29 '13 at 16:38
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