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Windows 7: will a 32 bit key work on a 64bit version

27 Oct 2009   #1
eltenchiz

Windows 7
 
 
will a 32 bit key work on a 64bit version

Hi,
I got a copy of Windows 7 32 bit yesterday and didnt relize it wasnt a 64 bit. took it home opened it, installed it.. damn. now what im wondering is if i download a windows 7 64 bit .ISO can i use my 32 bit registration key on the 64 bit version? please someone let me know.


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27 Oct 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Where did you buy it? The retail is supposed to include both 32 and 64 bit versions.

The key works for both versions.
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27 Oct 2009   #3
eltenchiz

Windows 7
 
 

I attended a microsoft Windows IT confrence and got a free a copy of 32 bit only.
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27 Oct 2009   #4
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

yeah i think it will work...I bought a retail version of home premium and got two discs in the box one 32bit and the other 64bit and one licence key so I guess I can use that key for both discs

Good to know if I do decide to go 64 bit in the next few years
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27 Oct 2009   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The keys do not distinguish between 32 or 64 bit. You can use the key you received at the Microsoft conference with a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and it will work fine.
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27 Oct 2009   #6
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

TechNet or MSDN - one of the folks you attended the conference with will probably have a subscription.

Eventually there will be a program similar to this one for Vista: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...a/default.mspx
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