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Windows 7: 32 bit with 64bit windows 7?

10 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
32 bit with 64bit windows 7?

Right i have a key for windows 7 for a new machine,
but it is for a 32 bit copy of windows7,
now if i get a hold of the 64bit disc, can i use the product key from the 32 to activate it?

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10 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello JakeXD, welcome to Seven Forums!





Yes that should work.
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10 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hey and thanks,
i was worried id be stuck with a machine with 6gb of RAM and no way to use it XD
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10 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Our pleasure.
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10 Aug 2010   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JakeXD View Post
Right i have a key for windows 7 for a new machine,
but it is for a 32 bit copy of windows7,
now if i get a hold of the 64bit disc, can i use the product key from the 32 to activate it?
the only way the OEM key will work is if Windows 7 was purchased because both 32 bit and 64 bit disks are packaged together, if the 64 bit disk is a burned copy I forsee issues. The reason is a packaged set will have the same oem codes within the disks.
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10 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Oh right,
see they arent,
i got my code from a microsoft university collaboration scheme,
and i have been given a 32 code and a download for the 32bit version,
but i can also download the 64 bit version although the code says 32,
does that mean it is only the 32bit it will work with?
btw this is completely legit, i am doing no illegal downloading
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10 Aug 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

One way to know for sure is to just do it!
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10 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

haha i s'pose it is XD
oh well if it fails looks like ill be forking out all that money for a proper copy :/
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10 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm amazed at how often this is asked, despite the fact the keys worked for either platform in Vista as well.

Anyway, as for the OEM license, those keys works with either platform as well. I've been able to swap x86 to x64 on several OEM laptops that the owners have upgraded from 2 GB to 4 GB of memory.
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