Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: OEM Windows 7 Product Keys

17 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional RTM
 
 
OEM Windows 7 Product Keys

I am currently running Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit (OEM version) on my computer. However, I would like to be running 64 Bit Windows 7 as my friend recently purchased x64 OEM 7 Professional for himself, and reported that compatibility is not as big a problem anymore (the reason I decided against x64 at the time of me buying). My question is, am I able to use his 64 Bit installation disc, install that onto my computer, and activate with my current 32 Bit product key? Do I possibly need to "unactivate" my 32 bit installation first, or something of the sort?

---------- Post added at 07:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:23 PM ----------

OK, in that case I should do a clean (custom) install, installing on my current Windows 7 x86 partition, and when it comes to inputting the product key and activation it should not have a problem? My concern is that it is the OEM edition of 7, and I am aware that the licensing terms are more restrictive than the retail versions.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes you can, but may need to call to reactivate should you encounter an error.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional RTM
 
 

All right then, thanks for clarifying.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 OEM Windows 7 Product Keys




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: OEM Windows 7 Product Keys
Thread Forum
Product.INI Keys Windows Updates & Activation
Are product keys usable on both 32 and 64-bit Windows 7? Windows Updates & Activation
Is there a bootable media to recover windows product keys Windows Updates & Activation
Are Windows Product Keys limited by language General Discussion
RTM Product Keys General Discussion
Question about the Windows 7 Product Keys General Discussion
Windows 7 Beta Build 7000 Official Downloads and Product Keys News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:43 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33