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Windows 7: Windows 7 install on a Laptop 64 Bit

04 Nov 2010   #1
Raist

windows Vista x64 (currently)
 
 
Windows 7 install on a Laptop 64 Bit

Hi there i have a Gateway M series laptop and a week or two back i had a complete Hard Drive failure, machine wont even turn on now. But that's not my question ( just a little background) well i am going to be upgrading my hard drive and installing Fresh windows 7. Since i was running Vista 64 bit before the crash do I keep the 64 bit? Because i had heard windows 7 64 bit wasn't for laptops only desktops. Thank you very much for any information


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04 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Windows 7 /64 bit is suitable for either laptop or desktop. There are certain minimum system specs that have to be met and if they are the amount of bits is up to you.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx
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04 Nov 2010   #3
Raist

windows Vista x64 (currently)
 
 

Ok seems to be a simple enough answer thanks Heaps
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04 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You are very welcome. Feel free to return often, with questions or to share your own expertise.
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04 Nov 2010   #5
Raist

windows Vista x64 (currently)
 
 

will do you Win7 guys are great OH! 1 last question for you guys/gals Since I am going for a New Hard Drive the Windows7 Home Premium system builder pack would be my best/cheapest option??
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05 Nov 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Raist, welcome to Seven Forums!



Just be advised, an OEM version can only be used on a single PC and can never be moved to another machine as it will only recognize the first motherboard it is installed to.

An OEM version lives and dies with the first mobo it is installed to.



You may be better off with an upgrade version, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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