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Windows 7: 32bit Into 64Bit.

09 Apr 2011   #1
Boycey

Windows 7 home edition 32bit
 
 
32bit Into 64Bit.

Hey guys, About 7 months ago I bought myself a laptop, windows 7 home edition, during installation phase at the time I didn't know the difference between 32bit and 64bit, Have a Legit copy of Windows 7. Want to re-install 7 to 64bit to utilize the remainder of my RAM, Although when I bought the Laptop it came with 7 installed, no bootable disc nor Serial number.
Any way I can make a bootable CD/DVD/USB? Any way I can retrieve my Serial number or am I in need of another copy? any help greatly Appreciated.


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09 Apr 2011   #2
Carolyn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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09 Apr 2011   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The Product Key should be on the COA sticker on laptop. It will be different from the one audited from the HD since it is mass-activated at the factory (OEM-SLP) until you reinstall and use the sticker key (OEM-COA) which should activate with no problem.

If you have no COA sticker which came attached on the laptop, you need to contact the manufacturer's Tech Support to find out why - you have free tech support and warranty for the first year. MS requires manufacturer's to provide a COA sticker on preinstalled Win7.

You'll need to find a 64 bit Win7 installer, if necessary unlocking all versions in any other 64 bit installer using the method given in these steps to get a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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