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Windows 7: Are Both 32 & 64 bit version on one disk?


17 Sep 2009   #1

 
Are Both 32 & 64 bit version on one disk?

Does anyone know if both the 32 bit & 64 bit versions will be on One Disk?

I thought I read this somewhere.

If so, can one key be used with both versions?

In other words, can I upgrade straight from 32 to 64 from the same disk if I choose to do it at a later date?

Or will I have to get another disk and pay again?
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17 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not sure if they're both on one disk, but you do only need one key.
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17 Sep 2009   #3

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

They are both included...
However no upgrade...clean install only.
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17 Sep 2009   #4

 

Two disks. One 32-bit. One 64-bit.

One key.
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17 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's the same setup as Vista three years ago, just as Antman describes. One platform per disc, but your key will work with either platform.

If you plan to switch platforms, you'll be doing a clean install. If you purchase just the 32 bit version, you should be able to get the 64 bit media from Microsoft for about $10, assuming your license type qualifies.
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17 Sep 2009   #6

 

A cool thing happened for me under Vista.

MS sent me a 64-bit retail disc upon request ($10 or so for shipping). With a new key.
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17 Sep 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
A cool thing happened for me under Vista.

MS sent me a 64-bit retail disc upon request ($10 or so for shipping). With a new key.
Now that is what I call. "OH MY GOD MS did it again."
seems more than once.
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17 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
A cool thing happened for me under Vista.

MS sent me a 64-bit retail disc upon request ($10 or so for shipping). With a new key.
Back when I was a pirate I would find Vista Product keys on the internet and call MS and put on a "show" for them. A sad story plus me crying because all I want to do is use my computer would have me a brand new product key each time
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17 Sep 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Back when I was a pirate I would find Vista Product keys on the internet and call MS and put on a "show" for them. A sad story plus me crying because all I want to do is use my computer would have me a brand new product key each time
Was the MS rep named Alice? Ms. Cooper, maybe?
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17 Sep 2009   #10

Windows7
 
 

I've recently seen Microsoft staff online repeatedly saying both versions are on the same disc.

My understanding prior was that both were simply "included," potentially on two separate discs.

You get only one key, so you can't use both at once. You also have to fresh install whenever switching between 32-bit and 64-bit, so you can't truly "upgrade."

(For what it's worth, there are some scenarios where they're offering deals on upgrade disks where it appears you only get 32-bit OR 64-bit depending on what you order. But unless you have to specify someplace, you're supposed to get both.)
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