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Windows 7: Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit to 64-Bit


14 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 professional x32
 
 
Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit to 64-Bit

In the past I upgraded from XP x32 to Vista x32, then to Windows 7 Home Premium x32 and then to Windows 7 Professional x32. I have the Win 7 Home Premium Upgrade x64 disc and the Win 7 Pro product key (no disc). How do I get to Win 7 Pro x64?

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14 Jul 2012   #2

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Sorry - it's not possible to do an installation with an Anytime Upgrade Key.

You'll have to install and activate Win7x64 Home Premium, and then upgrade using the Anytime Upgrade.

You can use the methods here to install the Win7HP - Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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14 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 professional x32
 
 
Changing Windows 7 Professional from x32 to x64

The Clean Install calls for a Windows 7 installation DVD... which I don't have. All I have is x32 and x64 Windows 7 HP and a Windows 7 Pro product key. I understand if I can get Windows 7 HP x64 installed over the Windows 7 Pro x32, I can use Windows Anytime Upgrade and the product key to install the Windows 7 pro x64. How do I do this? This is much more complex to do than it should be for an average PC user.
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14 Jul 2012   #4

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Exactly - you have the Home Premium Windows 7 disks from your upgrade pack.
Use that to install Home Premium, (using Brink's instructions), Activate it, and then use the Anytime Upgrade Key to get back to Pro.
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14 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 professional x32
 
 
Win7x32 to Win7x64

Thank you for your time and patience with me. Do I use the Win7HPx64 Upgrade Disc? Where is Brink's instructions?
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14 Jul 2012   #6

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rjclubmaker View Post
Thank you for your time and patience with me. Do I use the Win7HPx64 Upgrade Disc? Where is Brink's instructions?
Yes, you start with your Home Premium x64 Upgrade disc, once installed and activated you can then use the Pro key in Anytime Upgrade.


These are the instuctions being referred to,

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

And for Anytime Upgrade,

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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