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Windows 7: Is there a 64 bit upgrade?

19 Oct 2009   #1

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Is there a 64 bit upgrade?

Currently running vista 64 bit, and I would like to upgrade to win 7 64 bit. But the only 64 bit versions I can find are system builder OEM packed.

Is there actually a 64 bit vista to 64 bit win 7 upgrade available?

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19 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jguthier45 View Post
Currently running vista 64 bit, and I would like to upgrade to win 7 64 bit. But the only 64 bit versions I can find are system builder OEM packed.

Is there actually a 64 bit vista to 64 bit win 7 upgrade available?

Yes there is for whatever version of vista you have. Full retail like everything else goes into the wild on 10/22.

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19 Oct 2009   #3


Any of the "normal" things you buy are supposed to contain both 32-bit and 64-bit discs.

It's only when you start looking at "special" things like OEM discs or student upgrade discounts that 32-bit or 64-bit architecture gets specified.

You should be able to buy whatever upgrade discs you want.
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19 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

The upgrade will be avaliable on the 22nd.

If you can at all avoid it though, I would perform a clean installation. If you are already running Vista, you can purchase an upgrade copy of Windows 7, and perform a clean installation from this - so long as it is able to detect your existing window installation.

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