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Windows 7: "Upgrade" from Vista 32 bit to 7 64 bit?

25 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 7127
 
 
"Upgrade" from Vista 32 bit to 7 64 bit?

So Im planning on preordering a copy of 7 tomorrow.

My laptop is running 7127 x64.

Im planning on going back to my original vista disk so I can purchase an "upgrade".

My question is can a buy a x64 upgrade? Or would I have to buy x86? Thanks!

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25 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7600.16834 x64
 
 

You can't use the upgrade function to transfer from x86 to x64, mainly because the setup.exe is a 64bit file, and can't be run in the 32bit environment that you'll be running (in vista). You can clean install x64 over x86, but nothing else.

Sorry.

Now you can contact MS to see if they have a way to still purchase an upgrade, but the actual upgrade function through the installer, will not work.
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25 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 7127
 
 

So when you buy the upgrade copy, it only has that upgrade function? Is there no way to do a fresh install with an "upgrade" disk?
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25 Jun 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
upgrade or clean

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aeronauticsrock View Post
So when you buy the upgrade copy, it only has that upgrade function? Is there no way to do a fresh install with an "upgrade" disk?
Nope upgrade only

And since clean install are preferable thats the way I would want to go if I were you.

Ken
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25 Jun 2009   #5

 
 

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25 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 7127
 
 

Would you think this would work?

Would it be any less "clean" than a true clean install, if I did the upgrade immediately after installing it?

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...rade_clean.asp
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25 Jun 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
Upgrade vs clean

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aeronauticsrock View Post
Would you think this would work?

Would it be any less "clean" than a true clean install, if I did the upgrade immediately after installi
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...rade_clean.asp
I think its the key (serial number that makes the "upgrade only" thing. Not sure but if you have to install one version then upgrade its not truely clean cause in the initial install any anomaly would be upgraded

Hope this helps and again welcome

Clean Install From Upgrade Vista - Vista Forums

Ken
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25 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 7127
 
 

Yeah, so that process will work.

So that is essentially a clean install from an upgrade disk- I should have no problem buying an x64 disk.... right?
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25 Jun 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aeronauticsrock View Post
Yeah, so that process will work.

So that is essentially a clean install from an upgrade disk- I should have no problem buying an x64 disk.... right?
Upgrade media may need a vista system installed to upgrade from. Not sure you wan to do that.

Hope this helps a bit

Ken
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25 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Upgrade media may need a vista system installed to upgrade from. Not sure you wan to do that.

Hope this helps a bit

Ken
No but it doesnt. Thats the tutorial in the link you posted.
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