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Windows 7: Windows 7 Key only works with 32 bit, not 64 bit?


23 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Key only works with 32 bit, not 64 bit?

During installation using 64 bit dvd it says the product key isn't valid, but it works fine on 32 bit dvd.

Any ideas?

Thanks very much.

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23 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ricky12345 View Post
During installation using 64 bit dvd it says the product key isn't valid, but it works fine on 32 bit dvd.

Any ideas?

Thanks very much.
can you tell us where you got the dvd (download, or retail) and the keys. and what version (ulti, pro, home) it is



Ken
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23 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It's a retail version of Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade.

Thanks
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23 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've give Microsoft a call on that one. That same key should work for either version.
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23 Oct 2009   #5

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

These keys can only be used once.
If you already tried the key in 32-bit then it'll show on MSFT computer as used, so phone them. When you try to activate it should give you that option.
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23 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I tried the 64 bit version first. Go figure.
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23 Oct 2009   #7

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

That's a bind. See here: Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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23 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit
 
 

I got the same issue. Upgraded from XP 32bit, but 64bit DVD wouldn't run in Windows. Booted from DVD and did a custom clean install, everything installed fine, got to the Install Key screen and was told key was invalid. Punched it in several times, same result. MS Techs told me bc it was 10/21 and that's why the key wasn't working, tried again on 10/22 same result. Can't get to the desktop until this key is entered. I'm sending it back and going to go buy another copy at BB. Hopefully it will work unless someone has some other idea?

Keith
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23 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

So I installed the 32 bit..activated it. Then I decided to try the 64 bit again and it worked! Strange.
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23 Oct 2009   #10

 

Alot of people with the "upgrade" version of Windows 7 seem to be having this problem. Not heard of anyone with the full version reporting this issue...
Ex-brit mentioned you can only use a key once? I REALLY hope that's not true!
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