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Windows 7: OME Version


04 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC
 
 
OME Version

Hi, I got a Windows 7 OME 32bit disc lying around, and I've go some trouble figuring out if I should try to get a 64 bit (forgot to mention it when I ordered it), or if I should keep it...

I was hoping that someone in here could be able to tell me if I'll be able to install 64 bit even though it says 32 bit...

Heres a list that shows why I'm quite confused about this:

The box says that it's 32 bit

The guy at the store ensured me that I would be able to choose 32 or 64 bit during the install.
My bro tells me that he heard, that theres some official download which allows you to turn 32 bit into 64bit.
He then told me that some dude on another forum, told him that It wasn't possible and that you couldn't get 64bit with 32bit CD.

Can anyone PLEASE tell me if I'll be able to install 64 bit with the CD or if I should try to get a 64bit CD instead?

-Thanks

(Sorry for any headaches and or brain damage I might have caused with my stupidity. )

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04 Nov 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

afaik you'll need a 64-bit disc. There is no way to convert a 32-bit only disc into 64-bit.
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04 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Oh right, almost forgot.. Will I be able to use the key if I borrow a 64bit disc from a friend?
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04 Nov 2009   #4

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Yes
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04 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Yes
awesome, Thanks alot!
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04 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

The disc you have if OEM does have both 32 and 64, trust me we use it at work everyday...
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04 Nov 2009   #7

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

btw, if you boot from the media you can just as easily figure this out for yourself. If it really has both 32 and 64 bit then it would give you the option to choose.
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04 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
btw, if you boot from the media you can just as easily figure this out for yourself. If it really has both 32 and 64 bit then it would give you the option to choose.
But if it doesn't I wouldn't be able to get a refund or get it traded for a 64 bit one...

I guess you're right though.. : P
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04 Nov 2009   #9

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Oh, you haven't opened it yet. My mistake.
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04 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OEM
 
 

It was my understanding that the retail version would include both 32 and 64 bit, but the OEM version was specific. I bought the OEM x64 version and when I did my install, I was NOT presented with any choice.... Did somebody say that the OEM version DID have both versions?
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