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Windows 7: upgrade to win 7 ultimate from win pro test

22 Dec 2014   #1
nikonfruit

windows ultimate 64bit
 
 
upgrade to win 7 ultimate from win pro test

hi, I have had a pc built with win 7 pro as a test software installed I thought it was the full working edition so I have uploaded all of my software etc, I have got a win 7 ultimate genuine disk to re install how can I save or transfer my current software etc as some of them were via an email download and I have deleted them!

thanks and merry xmas


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23 Dec 2014   #2
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

You try entering the key though the anytime upgrade, Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to Read though the tutorial to see what gets saved etc before doing it.
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24 Dec 2014   #3
nikonfruit

windows ultimate 64bit
 
 

hi thanks, what i have dne now is used the win 7 ultimate disk but didnt relise it was a 32bit not 64, it has ran ok i have a 64bit coming at weend will it be ok to run 32?
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24 Dec 2014   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

The same Product code is good for 32 bit or 64 bit. If you enter it though anytime upgrade it will just upgrade what you have now. If your Pro is 32 bit your Ultimate will be 32 bit. If it's 64 bit your Ultimate will be 64 bit. If the key doesn't work it won't be because it came with a 32 bit DVD. I do believe if you buy the full retail box of Windows 7 you get both DVD's. My OEM Windows 7 only had the one 64 bit DVD as I ordered the 64 bit version. My TechNet/MSDN keys are good for 32 bit and 64 bit, it's my choice which version I install.

If your current install is 32 bit and you want to go to 64 bit, you will have to reinstall. You can't upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit.
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24 Dec 2014   #5
nikonfruit

windows ultimate 64bit
 
 

ok thanks and merry xmas
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24 Dec 2014   #6
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

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24 Dec 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

If you've been running 32 bit OS with 16gb RAM then 12.5gb RAM have been unused and wasted due to 32 bit limitations.

Use the 64 bit installer for your licensed version from Reinstall tutorial under picture below. Follow those steps to get and keep a perfect install
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25 Dec 2014   #8
nikonfruit

windows ultimate 64bit
 
 

hi thanks i have ordered win 7 pro which should be here on sat i can tell my system is slow
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25 Dec 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

Why did you order a new OS? You can reinstall with the same license any bit version from reinstall tutorial below. Pro is the exact same OS as HP with a few extra expensive features unlocked that most consumers don't need. Compare Windows 7 Editions
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26 Dec 2014   #10
nikonfruit

windows ultimate 64bit
 
 

hi it is a 32bit dvd only will it still have 64bit as an advanced option when re installing?
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