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Windows 7: Could I upgrade from Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit?

07 Aug 2009   #1
doronb2

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Could I upgrade from Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit?

Hi,
I ordered the 50$ Windows 7 upgrade disk.
I realize that Windows 7 will need vista or XP already installed for the upgrade version of Windows 7.
But if I want to upgrade my Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit,
Will I be able to do it with this upgrade disk?
after all I will need a fresh install (because 32 to 64) and this is the upgrade version...
Thanks!


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08 Aug 2009   #2
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

i think you can actually....
dunno for sure BUT
i do know that upgrade from 32 to 64 bit operating system cannot happen because the programs would FAIL.
However, I dont know if the windows 7 upgrade disk will accept the windows vista product key.
check this site:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...01033.mspx#EBF
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08 Aug 2009   #3
BishopLord

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doronb2 View Post
Hi,
I ordered the 50$ Windows 7 upgrade disk.
I realize that Windows 7 will need vista or XP already installed for the upgrade version of Windows 7.
But if I want to upgrade my Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit,
Will I be able to do it with this upgrade disk?
after all I will need a fresh install (because 32 to 64) and this is the upgrade version...
Thanks!
I am 100% sure that you will be able to, because like you said, the Windows 7 "upgrade" will essentially be a fresh install (once setup determines that you have a qualified Windows product already installed, ie Windows XP or even Windows 2000). Since it's a fresh install, it will install the 64 bit version, if that is the one you bought.
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08 Aug 2009   #4
Sassa

 
 

You can't upgrade 64bit from 32bit...
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08 Aug 2009   #5
doronb2

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Thanks for your answers.
I'll keep searching for an official one from Microsoft.
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08 Aug 2009   #6
andrej770

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
You can't upgrade 64bit from 32bit...

From this chart, it looks like you can Upgrade to 64Bit from 32 Bit but must be a custom install (basically a clean) install. So what it really comes down to is what a persons definition of upgrade is.

http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/files...rade-chart.png
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08 Aug 2009   #7
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrej770 View Post
From this chart, it looks like you can Upgrade to 64Bit from 32 Bit but must be a custom install (basically a clean) install. So what it really comes down to is what a persons definition of upgrade is.

http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/files...rade-chart.png
Look the picture better...
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08 Aug 2009   #8
Sassa

 
 

Just to be cleared...
Attachment 22167
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09 Aug 2009   #9
RWOne

vista x64
 
 

Gentlemen, an upgrade path is just that, an upgrade to the currently installed OS. If you perform the win 7 upgrade path to a vista x32 system, it will install win 7 x32.

A clean install, as indicated is a full install with no previous Os on the system, and the upgrade disc's will not have that option available.
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09 Aug 2009   #10
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RWOne View Post
Gentlemen, an upgrade path is just that, an upgrade to the currently installed OS. If you perform the win 7 upgrade path to a vista x32 system, it will install win 7 x32.

A clean install, as indicated is a full install with no previous Os on the system, and the upgrade disc's will not have that option available.
That is what I try to say all the time, but some people don't want to listen
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