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Windows 7: Windows 7 64-bit to 32-bit


14 Jul 2010   #1

 
 
Windows 7 64-bit to 32-bit

Hi,

I have windows 7 64 bit, I do not have the media but i need 32 bit... can i convert my 64 bit OS to 32 bit ? Remember I do not have any recovery media or DVDs for the 32 bit OS.

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14 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I doubt that, you cannot "convert OS to 32-bit" from 64-bit. You must have a 32-bit install disk. I recommend getting one if you really want 32-bit.
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14 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Why do you need 32-bit? I've heard people say they needed 64-bit but not 32-bit. Depending on your version of 7 you may be able to get XP mode, and there is a way to make it work in Home edition, which isn't supposed to be able to get it. There may be another work around for what ever problem you are having as well.
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14 Jul 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

You need to borrow or find a 32 bit installer for your version. You can use either 32 or 64 bit with each license.

If the installer you find is for another version, you can extract the ISO using ImgBurn then unlock all versions using the ei.cfg removal tool: Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key With Your Windows 7 Disc

Then install your licensed version using the Product key which came with it.
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15 Jul 2010   #5

 
 

Hi,

According to my situation there is no 32 bit disk available.
All i can do is to dowload the 32 bit OS but here the problem for the KEY exists.. is there way I can use the Key that comes (sticker pasted on PC) with woindows7 64-bit will works ?

Regards
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15 Jul 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you called your PC maker's, they may send you a 32bit Recovery disks (may be a postage fee).
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15 Jul 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N A Malik View Post
Hi,

According to my situation there is no 32 bit disk available.
All i can do is to dowload the 32 bit OS but here the problem for the KEY exists.. is there way I can use the Key that comes (sticker pasted on PC) with woindows7 64-bit will works ?

Regards
Yes, all Windows 7 installers are the same, with some versions hidden but can be unlocked: http://lifehacker.com/5438005/eicfg-...windows-7-disc

You can use your Product Key for either 32 or 64 bit Windows 7 in your version.
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15 Jul 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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