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Windows 7: Win7 Pro 64bit Upgrade Key w/ Prem 32bit Upgrade Disk


22 Oct 2009   #1

Vista
 
 
Win7 Pro 64bit Upgrade Key w/ Prem 32bit Upgrade Disk

To avoid the Student Win 7 hassle (upgrading Vista 32 to Win 7 Pro 64 bit ISO burn, etc), can I simply use the Home Prem 32 Upgrade (for my other computer) arriving this afternoon with my 64bit Pro upgrade key & end up with the 64bit Pro installation?

Thanks.

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22 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

No... you can only update to the same version that you have installed... Home to Home... etc.
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
No... you can only update to the same version that you have installed... Home to Home... etc.
Hmmn. Not sure it I expressed my question fully as this makes life tougher & I may have wasted $30.

I guess what I was really asking was if the disks included in a boxed version of Win 7 32bit Home Premium upgrade could be used to install Win 7 64bit Pro as I have a valid Win 7 64bit Pro upgrade key. (edit: I know a "clean install" from the upgrade would be needed.)

I guess I need to clear up the version upgrade issue: All the "guides" seem to suggest that an existing Vista Home Prem could be upgraded to Windows 7 Pro if I purchased the Pro upgrade. However - you are stating that is incorrect and an upgrade license must be for the equivilent level (Vista Home Prem to Win 7 Home Prem) and not a higher level. So then to install Windows 7 Pro, that would imply that I must have an activvated Pro version of Vista/XP installed or have an already activated lesser version of Win 7. Correct?
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22 Oct 2009   #4

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Just got off phone with bestbuy. They said I can buy the Windows 7 pro 64bit upgrade for $199 and it will work on my laptop.

I have vista home prem 32bit


I think the geek is wrong, is he?



~Carmine


I wish I could buy this ( can't really afford ) what do you think

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22 Oct 2009   #5

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
No... you can only update to the same version that you have installed... Home to Home... etc.


ahhhhhh haaaaaaa

bestbuy wrong!!!!!
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22 Oct 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The single key will activate both versions...
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22 Oct 2009   #7

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The single key will activate both versions...

so it would work on my laptop?
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22 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This is a trick question!! The premium upgrade you want to use is pre-designated as premium. So I will say you will not be able to install a Professional version, even with a Pro key, from a Premium install DVD.

A single key will probably be usable for either a 32 or 64 bit install of the same version. If you are a student, they seem to be selling those by a single DVD with a separate key for each.

Sounds like we might be talking apples and oranges, which has been a rather large problem during the release of this OS. Because there has not yet been much feedback from folks that have actually done installs, there are still many uncertain possibilities.
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22 Oct 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LAM445Z View Post
To avoid the Student Win 7 hassle (upgrading Vista 32 to Win 7 Pro 64 bit ISO burn, etc), can I simply use the Home Prem 32 Upgrade (for my other computer) arriving this afternoon with my 64bit Pro upgrade key & end up with the 64bit Pro installation?

Thanks.
two different versions. Home prem and Pro. keys arent interchangable. If versions were the same then no prob

Ken
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22 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 v6.1.7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
No... you can only update to the same version that you have installed... Home to Home... etc.
That is what I read yesterday on the Microsoft website.

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