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Windows 7: Install 7 on a new PC with Home Premium installed


02 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Install 7 on a new PC with Home Premium installed

My old PC died, it had 7pro on it and I have the installation disk for 7pro. The new PC has Windows 7 Home premium and it is 64 bit. My old one was 32 bit. How do I go about upgrading the new one to Pro and as 32 bit system?

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03 Oct 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobertD View Post
My old PC died, it had 7pro on it and I have the installation disk for 7pro. The new PC has Windows 7 Home premium and it is 64 bit. My old one was 32 bit. How do I go about upgrading the new one to Pro and as 32 bit system?
You cant upgrade, you have to do a clean install when going 64>32, or 32>64. Iy ou have 64bit now you are better off with it (with sufficient ram) than the 32 bit pro.
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03 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What kind of pro disk is this? Retail or oem restore? 32 bit or 64 bit? If this is a 64 bit retail disk, you'll need to locate a 32 bit pro disk to install on the new machine. But you can use the old key since the old pc's died irrespective of 32 bit/ 64 bit. Also, if you have 4 gigs or more ram, install 64 bit to make full use of it.
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03 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

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03 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Many thanks to zigzag3143, bill2, and gregrocker. They all helped.
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