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Windows 7: 32-bit->64-bit with Student/faculty 32-bit upgrade disc..

06 Mar 2013   #1
ozba

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32-bit->64-bit with Student/faculty 32-bit upgrade disc..

My native language is not English so I'll just try to put this in a way people understand.

I have a W7 upgrade disc for students and faculty which says: "Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit x86 Upgrade: Pre-existing OS license required (Product key required) ". It looks like this (except different version)

I have used the product key twice, first for upgrading XP>W7 on my old PC and then for installing&activating W7 on my new homebuilt PC with the help of this tutorial Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Now to my current issue. I'm trying to make my W7 64-bit so that I'll be able to use all of my RAM. Will I be able to use the product key in my "Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit x86 Upgrade: Pre-existing OS license required" disc to get 64-bit? In short, will the product key from that 32-bit upgrade disc work on an ISO 64-bit install which I have downloaded from the web (of course I will use the "how to clean install with upgrade disc" tutorial)

If possible can someone provide a step by step tutorial?


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06 Mar 2013   #2
indianacarnie

 

Not an expert on licensing, especially student/faculty, I would say yes. I know you could with a retail version.
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06 Mar 2013   #3
ozba

Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Not an expert on licensing, especially student/faculty, I would say yes. I know you could with a retail version.
Thanks for the reply! It would be nice to have someone confirm this.

Anyway as I said I would appreciate a tutorial and how do I make it so I can return to my 32-bit installation without losing everything, if the code doesn't work?
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12 Mar 2013   #4
ozba

Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

bump

it says GLC-00030 in the disc
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12 Mar 2013   #5
indianacarnie

 

Me again . If you don't get some kind of confirmation or refutation ....... go ahead and try! If not you can always just go ahead and go back. Be a bit of time involved, a couple of installations but......

Anyway, let me see if I can find out something. Be a few minutes o.k.?
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12 Mar 2013   #6
indianacarnie

 

Maybe not. I'll look into it some more in a bit.... keep an eye on this thread.

Free upgrade from Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit
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12 Mar 2013   #7
ozba

Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Maybe not. I'll look into it some more in a bit.... keep an eye on this thread.

Free upgrade from Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit
Mine isn't OEM though, I checked with Microsoft's software and it says its retail (dont remember which software, but it was some legit program from MS site)

32-bit->64-bit with Student/faculty 32-bit product key - Microsoft Community

here's my other thread if it helps
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12 Mar 2013   #8
indianacarnie

 

Heres what I found,, doesn't look like it. But others are much better than I am on this topic.

I have windows 7 ultimate 64bit disc , need 32 bit disc . - Microsoft Community
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12 Mar 2013   #9
indianacarnie

 

Couldn't really find anything one way or the other. Seems to be a gray area........ I'm leaning towards "no" now myself. May be worth it to buy a retail copy, it will always come in handy.

Anyway....... have you tried asking Microsoft themselves? Try this : Ask Microsoft

Will keep looking into it, but have other commitments too , if I find out anything FOR SURE I'll post back. Sorry and Good Luck. (I'll also check around here and see if anyone with more experience in these matters is here.)
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12 Mar 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

You can use either 32- or 64-bit with any Win7 license, but only one at a time.

I would reinstall using the latest official installer with SP1 for your licensed version which you'll find in step 1 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, then follow those same steps to get and keep a perfect install.

When you boot the installer it will see another OS to allow use of Upgrade version key, even if you go on to use Custom install Drive Options to delete all partitions and create new as you should when you Clean Install Windows 7
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