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Windows 7: Upgrade path question -- 32 to 64

20 Oct 2009   #1

Upgrade path question -- 32 to 64

Hi all,

I've got two 32bit Vista machines. I would like to get the Home Premium Family Pack and upgrade them both to 64bit Windows 7 machines. Can I do that?

Will Windows 7 let me format my machines and then the install the 64bit Home Premium versions? I can give it my existing Vista keys, that's no problem. I know that you can't go directly from 32bit to 64bit, but I wonder if I could just use the 64bit disk and pop in my 32bit Vista keys...


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20 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2

Unfortunately we can not be sure of this until the actual upgrade disks ship.

I would hope with the information coming from Microsoft lauding the 64 bit systems there should be provision for exactly your scenario
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20 Oct 2009   #3
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This link indicates that the upgrade is allowed, but that an in-place upgrade can't be done.
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