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Windows 7: Install a x64 Win7 from a x86 (32bit) cd?

06 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 
Install a x64 Win7 from a x86 (32bit) cd?

I was wondering, is it possible to install a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit from a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit cd?


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06 Apr 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
I was wondering, is it possible to install a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit from a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit cd?
If you tell us what dvd (not cd) you have we can tell you.

ken
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06 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

The 32 and 64 bit versions of install DVD have different hash codes and are not the same.
What you may be confusing is that either DVD (32 or 64 bit) includes all "versions " of Windows 7 from Starter to Ultimate and a particular version depends on the Product key used when it's installed.

Jim
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06 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
I was wondering, is it possible to install a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit from a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit cd?
If you tell us what dvd (not cd) you have we can tell you.

ken
What do you mean? I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit dvd from microsoft. But i plan to upgrade my ram from 3gb to 6gb+.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jim0933 View Post
The 32 and 64 bit versions of install DVD have different hash codes and are not the same.
What you may be confusing is that either DVD (32 or 64 bit) includes all "versions " of Windows 7 from Starter to Ultimate and a particular version depends on the Product key used when it's installed.

Jim
I knew it contains all Windows 7 Version, but when you use a dvd such as Home Premium, you don't get the option to get Professional or Ultimate.
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06 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit dvd from microsoft. But i plan to upgrade my ram from 3gb to 6gb+.
the 32 bit disk will install only 32 bit versions, the 64 bit disk is out there on various sites, as you have a valid product key you can download it, install, and just use your key

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I knew it contains all Windows 7 Version, but when you use a dvd such as Home Premium, you don't get the option to get Professional or Ultimate.
to unlock the other versions, you just need to delete ei.cfg from the ISO, i think this tutorial helps: Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
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06 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit dvd from microsoft. But i plan to upgrade my ram from 3gb to 6gb+.
the 32 bit disk will install only 32 bit versions, the 64 bit disk is out there on various sites, as you have a valid product key you can download it, install, and just use your key


I knew it contains all Windows 7 Version, but when you use a dvd such as Home Premium, you don't get the option to get Professional or Ultimate.
Quote:
to unlock the other versions, you just need to delete ei.cfg from the ISO, i think this tutorial helps: Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
1-So i can use my 32 bit product key for my 64 bit version of Windows 7 Ult?
2-And deleting the ei.cfg from the iso, does that allow me to install a 64 bit from an oem dvd? I ordered a Home Premium OEM (doesn't say 32 bit or 64 bit) on the release date. (I used that on my mother's desktop)
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06 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
1-So i can use my 32 bit product key for my 64 bit version of Windows 7 Ult?
as far as i know, from reading other posts on here
Quote:
2-And deleting the ei.cfg from the iso, does that allow me to install a 64 bit from an oem dvd? I ordered a Home Premium OEM (doesn't say 32 bit or 64 bit) on the release date. (I used that on my mother's desktop)
edited: do you have a valid windows 7 ultimate retail product key?
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06 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit dvd from microsoft. But i plan to upgrade my ram from 3gb to 6gb+.
the 32 bit disk will install only 32 bit versions, the 64 bit disk is out there on various sites, as you have a valid product key you can download it, install, and just use your key

Quote:
I knew it contains all Windows 7 Version, but when you use a dvd such as Home Premium, you don't get the option to get Professional or Ultimate.
to unlock the other versions, you just need to delete ei.cfg from the ISO, i think this tutorial helps: Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
1-So i can use my 32 bit product key for my 64 bit version of Windows 7 Ult?
as far as i know, from reading other posts on here
Quote:
2-And deleting the ei.cfg from the iso, does that allow me to install a 64 bit from an oem dvd? I ordered a Home Premium OEM (doesn't say 32 bit or 64 bit) on the release date. (I used that on my mother's desktop)
OEM is tied into the machine for life, if its already installed on your mothers machine then you can't install it on another machine full stop
I know that but not using the same product key as the home premium one. I meant that if i used a Home Premium OEM and unlock the features (deleting the ei.cfg), i can install the Ultimate version. But if i do that, does the OEM allow me to install it as a 64 bit?
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06 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

it would depend on whether the OEM disk was 64 bit or 32, i assume they come in different flavours as do the retail disks,

another problem you may run into, i dont know as i have never installed an OEM disk, do you have to put the OEM key in? or is it pre activated?
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06 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
it would depend on whether the OEM disk was 64 bit or 32, i assume they come in different flavours as do the retail disks,

another problem you may run into, i dont know as i have never installed an OEM disk, do you have to put the OEM key in? or is it pre activated?
That i do not know. but i do know is that you would have to put in the product key during or after the installation.
But i guess i will just find a way to get the 64 bit os of Windows 7 Ult from some website or something and use the 32 bit product key from there.
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