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Windows 7: OEM Licence Question

24 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
OEM Licence Question

So, my friend recently acquired a MSI A6200 laptop with a Core i3 and 4GB of RAM. Also, it's second hand. It came with Windows 7 HP x86 installed and has an original Windows sticker with a product code.

Can I use this code to format and install Windows 7 HP x64 or it's locked to x86?

Thanks in advance!

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24 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X86(32 Bit)

You can use it for both I believe as that's what we did to my tower
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24 Jul 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

On the same machine , same motherboard, you can activate both the 32 bit and 64 bit version of windows 7 home premium using the OEM product key.

For more information on how to reinstall to a factory OEM, you may have a look at Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 .
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24 Jul 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

That should work.
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24 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Alright. Thanks guys!
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