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Windows 7: 32-Bit License v.s. 64-Bit License

24 Feb 2011   #1

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32-Bit License v.s. 64-Bit License

Hello. I have an XP computer that I'd like to put Windows 7 on, but it would have to be a 32-bit version. I would like to be able to scrap the computer and get a new one that would handle a 64-bit installation of Windows 7. I currently have a genuine copy of 64-bit for a different computer, which has its own license.

If I purchase a 32-bit version and use that until I need to destroy the old computer, and then install the 64-bit version on a new computer using the license code from the 32-bit copy, will that work? More importantly, is it legal?

Thanks,
Setherson

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24 Feb 2011   #2
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You can use either 32-bit or 64-bit with any Windows 7 license, but only one at a time.

Changing the bit-version requires a booted clean reinstall. Clean Install Windows 7

If you bought Full Retail or Upgrade then they can migrate to any machine of your choice.

OEM is tied to the first mobo it's installed upon.
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