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Windows 7: Windows 7 CD

31 Oct 2010   #1
groedius

Window 7 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 CD

Ok so i wasnt exactly sure if this is the right place to post this and I have been an bit of an idiot. I have 2 windows 7 CDs 1 32 bit 1 64 bit i am using the 32 bit copy on my laptop and want to use the 64 bit copy on my PC. The only problem i have is that i have burnt both the copies onto blank cds and i did not mark which one is which. So is there anyway in which I can tell them apart ?


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31 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If you received the two cds with one key number, you can use only one at a time.
After installation, right click on computer icon at desktop and properties it will tell you 32 or 64
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31 Oct 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello groedius, welcome to Seven Forums!



You can only have a single install activated with a single key, if you attempt to activate a second install with the same activation key the key will be black-listed by MS and it will be lost to you forever.



1 activation key = 1 activated install at a time
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31 Oct 2010   #4
groedius

Window 7 32 bit
 
 

No I did not make this clear.


It is 2 seperate copies i got from the MSNDAA site 1 is 32 bit With its OWN key and the other is 64 bit WITH an different key. It is 2 DIFFERENT cd keys as i have looked on the site i have 1 cd key for the x64 and 1 cd key for the x86.

What i need to know is I have burnt them onto 2 different blank CDs and i need to find out which is the 32 bit as this is already in use and which is the 64 bit to put it onto my Computer.
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31 Oct 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Put the disk in the Optical drive and "open folder to view files" that or properties should tell you the bit-rate.
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31 Oct 2010   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Put the DVD in a working computer & look at the properties of the Disc.

64 bit should be about 3.2 GB in size

32 bit should be about 2.5gb in size
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31 Oct 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
After installation, right click on computer icon at desktop and properties it will tell you 32 or 64
or this way
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31 Oct 2010   #8
groedius

Window 7 32 bit
 
 

Both of them seem to contain exactly the same files and i cannot see a bit rate and i cannot just put it in and try install any1 as i am already using the 32 bit copy and if i install it on a 2nd pc it will lock the cd key out
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31 Oct 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Intall but do not put the key number in. Untick the box autotmtically activate when I am on line
You have 30 to use the key
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31 Oct 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You just don't activate during the install, have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

Activation Trial Period - Extend Up to 120 Days



Doc's idea above will tell you which is which, look at the size of the files on the disk.
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