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Windows 7: windows 7 32 to 64

19 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
windows 7 32 to 64

If I installed windows 7 ultimate x32 bit and registered it on my computer, can I install x64 bit later on if I want to on the same computer?

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19 Jul 2011   #2

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Technically yes, although depending on whether it's retail (purchased from a store or online) or OEM (shipped with the PC) will determine if you need to call Microsoft or not. However, in either case, yes you can.
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19 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for the fast reply.
I just want to make sure, so I can register x64 retail version on a computer that had x32 retail version registered.(of course I would format my main hard drive and install x64 version
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19 Jul 2011   #4

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Correct.
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19 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks again very much!
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20 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello dlwhdrlf, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you do decide at a later time to clean install from 32-bit to 64-bit, here's a lot of useful information that may prove useful in these tutorials linked below.


Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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