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I was actually saying it doesn't make any sense as MS is basically giving away 64bit equivalent OS to people with 32bit OS, if they request it.
In many cases, the "upgrade" software is in fact the SAME software (iso, disc, etc) as the "full" version, but it will not install without proof that the previous version exists (ie. putting in the disc from your old OS to prove you bought it, and can thus "upgrade").
Now they are saying that the upgrade must be done on an activated Vista or XP OS.
They have previously said no to that question. They say that an activated OS will be required.
I am not trying to "upgrade" Windows, I am hoping to do a clean install of Windows 7 (64) using an upgrade disc by proving I have the previous OS.
@Jimbo: You have described a different method. Your method does not preclude the possibility of the method I am discussing, so the question hasn't really been answered, thus the horse isn't quite dead yet.
Frankly, people who are "tired" of this discussion don't have to click on the thread. I never understood people who want to shut down a discussion in which they aren't being forced to participate.
The honest answer is what Tews said in the post after yours "no one really knows".
We will all find out after Oct 22.
Some of this thread was referring to the OP question.
The short answer to his question is:
1. Get the 64bit DVD of the equivalent current OS from his OEM. Example: If he has a 32bit version of Vista Home Premium now he can get the 64bit version of Vista Home Premium from Toshiba for shipping costs.
2. Then he can request the 64bit Windows 7 upgrade from Toshiba.
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