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Windows 7: Mistaken Install Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit OEM‏ and already Activated

05 Aug 2013   #1

windows 7 Ultimate x64
Mistaken Install Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit OEM‏ and already Activated

Dear Seven Forums,

I just mistaken install windows 7 Pro 64 Bit OEM CD in customer PC and already activate it.
I want to change it with Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit OEM CD(I have the cd and license) and Activate it .

The question are :
1. Can I just reinstall the Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit OEM CD and Activate it ?
2. How about the License of Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit OEM ? can I re use or Sell it to another customer ?
3. The procedure for my problem ?



My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Aug 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 10586

Hello Johan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Q1) The product key (license) can be used to activate either (not both) the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7 Pro, but only on that exact same PC the key was originally activated on.

Q2) No. Once an OEM key has been activated on a PC. It is permanently tied to that specific PC and it's motherboard. It will not activate on any other PC. There's no need to worry about the product key since you can still use it as you wanted with Q1.

Q3) You could just do a normal clean install of the 64-bit Windows 7 Pro on the same PC that you activated with 32-bit, and activate it with the same product key.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2013   #3

windows 7 Ultimate x64


thanks for your fast response.
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06 Aug 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 10586

You're most welcome.
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