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Windows 7: Upgrade from 32bit to 64bit with different version

12 Jul 2010   #1
boogeymane

Windows 7 32bit Enterprise
 
 
Upgrade from 32bit to 64bit with different version

I have 32bit windows enterprise and i would like to know if it is possible to upgrade to 64bit windows enterprise but with a 64bit pro windows 7 disk?


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12 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You can go from 32 to 64 or 64 to 32 with a clean install using an upgrade DVD
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

The install should include a format
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12 Jul 2010   #3
boogeymane

Windows 7 32bit Enterprise
 
 

So would i still have windows enterprise even though i used windows 7 professional edition 64bit disk?
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12 Jul 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

These are the legal rules:

If you buy an upgrade DVD you can do a clean install, but you will only have the upgraded OS after the install.

If you buy the full version, and dual boot, you can have both.

Each edition comes with a 64 and 32 bit DVD. To upgrade you must use the DVD of the edition that you want to upgrade to.
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12 Jul 2010   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogeymane View Post
So would i still have windows enterprise even though i used windows 7 professional edition 64bit disk?
You may need to modify the install disk a little:

How to Select Any Edition or Version (SKU) of Windows 7 to Install From Single Edition DVD Disc Media or ISO » My Digital Life

You can avoid .iso utilities if you prepare a bootable USB flash drive:

Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7—Even on a Netbook

(None of this requires serious hacking skills.)
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13 Jul 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Unfortunately Enterprise uses a Volume Licensing scheme so it can't be unlocked in the retail version installer since it isn't included.

If you have the Enterprise 90 day trial version you can still download it from the MS website.
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13 Jul 2010   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogeymane View Post
I have 32bit windows enterprise and i would like to know if it is possible to upgrade to 64bit windows enterprise but with a 64bit pro windows 7 disk?
This sounds very strange. If you have enterprise version installed, obviously everything including architecture (32 bit or 64 bit), upgrade policies and upgrade methodology would be decided by the company IT department.

So, howcome you're getting to decide? And that too with a pro disk???!!!
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13 Jul 2010   #8
boogeymane

Windows 7 32bit Enterprise
 
 

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This sounds very strange. If you have enterprise version installed, obviously everything including architecture (32 bit or 64 bit), upgrade policies and upgrade methodology would be decided by the company IT department.

So, howcome you're getting to decide? And that too with a pro disk???!!!
the computer i bought came with enterprise 32bit (it was used) and i would like to go to 64bit but the only windows 7 i can get my hands on is the professional edition.
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14 Jul 2010   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

How was Enterprise activated? It is normally only activated by Volume Licensing like at a University, corporation, etc.

If you want to migrate to Professional anyway, then wipe the HD to do a clean install: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tallation.html
Clean Install Windows 7
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14 Jul 2010   #10
boogeymane

Windows 7 32bit Enterprise
 
 

well thanks everyone for all the info. I guess i will just wait till i really need 64bit to take action on the subject.
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