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Windows 7: Family Pack-XP 32 Bit to WIndows 7 64 bit

17 Nov 2010   #1
bobdro

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 
Family Pack-XP 32 Bit to WIndows 7 64 bit

I would like to know if it is possible to use the Windows 7 Family pack (3 PC's) to upgrade from XP 32 bit to Windows 7 64bit. The price is very tempting rather than buying 3 copies of Windows 7 for my three computers. All 3 (2-Desktops & 1-Laptop) are 64 bit processors but had XP 32 bit installed. Thnx for the info.


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17 Nov 2010   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Sounds well within reason but it won't be an upgrade as W7 will need to do a clean install and not an upgrade over XP.
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17 Nov 2010   #3
Windows7HelpGuy

Windows Xp with Windows 7 theme = Win
 
 

Yes! It's very possible. Why wouldn't it be? Make sure you back up all your files and such!
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17 Nov 2010   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You're entitled to use either 32 or 64 bit with each Win7 license, and can change between either at any time.

Where are you seeing Family Pack being offered, as it was discontinued previously?
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17 Nov 2010   #5
DocBrown

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

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17 Nov 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Great deal.
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17 Nov 2010   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobdro View Post
I would like to know if it is possible to use the Windows 7 Family pack (3 PC's) to upgrade from XP 32 bit to Windows 7 64bit. The price is very tempting rather than buying 3 copies of Windows 7 for my three computers. All 3 (2-Desktops & 1-Laptop) are 64 bit processors but had XP 32 bit installed. Thnx for the info.
As was said you will need to do a clean install since you can not upgrade from XP. You can however purchase the Family 3 CD Upgrade Pack you spoke of and do a clean install from the upgrade CD. See below.
Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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17 Nov 2010   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Smokin deal I would jump on that, you'll love W7.
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