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Windows 7: Pre-ordered win7 x86 vs x64

22 Oct 2009   #1
yterbium

windows vista home premium x86
 
 
Pre-ordered win7 x86 vs x64

Hi everyone,

I have Sony Vaio notebook and I have preordered windows 7 (I am from Slovakia, w7 is avaible since 31.10...)

I have 32bit vista here right now on my notebook. Can I after sony send me my licence download x64 version of win7 the same edition and use this licence?

wouldn't it be a warez?

thanks for ansvers


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25 Oct 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello yterbium,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

If the rules are the same there as here, then the license should be good for either x86 or x64 of the same edition. Could ask Sony though to be sure.

Hope this helps.

Gary
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26 Oct 2009   #3
yterbium

windows vista home premium x86
 
 

Hi garysgold,

thanks for answer, but I have another "bigger" problem.

On sony vaio web is written, that only "in-place upgrade" would be possible, "clean installation would´t be possible".

Does this mean, that I cannot do clean installation?

Or better said:
If I download from somewhere win7 x64, and use product key sony will send me, would this "CLEAN INSTALLATION" accept this product key?
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26 Oct 2009   #4
SnarkyTwit

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yterbium View Post
Hi garysgold,

thanks for answer, but I have another "bigger" problem.

On sony vaio web is written, that only "in-place upgrade" would be possible, "clean installation would´t be possible".

Does this mean, that I cannot do clean installation?

Or better said:
If I download from somewhere win7 x64, and use product key sony will send me, would this "CLEAN INSTALLATION" accept this product key?

An upgrade key will only work for upgrades. AFAIK

Snarks
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26 Oct 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I have a Vaio and all they mean is that you could lose your restore partition, and the ability to make your restore discs. This may also invalidate the warranty, so pay attention there... If these are not an issue, then you are free to do a clean installation. See Brinks tutorial on performing a clean installation with an upgrade disc -=> here
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26 Oct 2009   #6
yterbium

windows vista home premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I have a Vaio and all they mean is that you could lose your restore partition, and the ability to make your restore discs. This may also invalidate the warranty, so pay attention there... If these are not an issue, then you are free to do a clean installation. See Brinks tutorial on performing a clean installation with an upgrade disc -=> here
link is dead, or missing... So I have to store the recovery partition and my Vista recovery disks (which I have alredy burned). And than I can delete C (where is windows) and create new particton and do "clean install". So I hope this would work, I will post back, when my DVD and product key arrives (about 3 weeks they had said.)
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26 Oct 2009   #7
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

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26 Oct 2009   #8
yterbium

windows vista home premium x86
 
 

thanks for that link, that is what I am looking for.

So let's summarize it (because my english isn't best...)

1/ I have to wait until sony send me upgrade licence for x86 win7 Home premium
2/ Than I can download x64 win7 Home Premium from somewhere
3/ I do clean install without entering my upgrade licence and unchecked "active online"
4/ after installation is completed I do OPTION FREE in this(nine steps):Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
5/ and than I only do METHOD TWO in this:Activate Windows 7 Online

And that's THE END.

So please , if you can ensure me:
--this would be absolutely legal?
--this would work without any problems with activation?

sorry for these maybe "stupid" questions, but I want to be 100% sure
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29 Oct 2009   #9
yterbium

windows vista home premium x86
 
 

can somebody answer my questions in previous post, please?
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