OutOFTouch OutOFTouch - 1 year ago 242
Git Question

How to Upgrade GIT 32 bit to 64 bit on windows?

When I installed Git 2 years ago, I used the Git-1.9.5-preview20141217.exe to install it. I can't tell if that was a 32 or 64 bit installer.

I do know the path where it is installed is C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\cmd\git.exe and C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\git.exe.

I have read conflicting information that the 64 bit installers installed at that path also so it makes me even more confused. If this is a 32 bit installer,then I ask is there a way to upgrade it to 64 bit or am I stuck using the 32 bitversion?

There might not have been a 64 bit installer when I installed GIT orginally .

Answer Source

All the latest Git for Windows releases are at github.com/git-for-windows/git/releases

You will find installer and archives for 32 and 64 bits.

I personnaly simply uncompress PortableGit-prerelease-2.11.0.rc1.windows.1-64-bit.7z.exe anywhere I want, and add that to my %PATH%.
You can have any number of Git versions that way.

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