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Windows 7: Info on activation

12 Oct 2013   #1

Win 7 home premium 32bit
Info on activation

I did not do the MAGDiag because I think you all can answer this without it.

I have installed Win 7 home premium on my desktop and it is working perfectly. I recently went to a garage sale and purchased Win 7 Ultimate for $5. I realize there is a possibility that it has been installed before. The thing is that I was told Win 7 comes with two CD's one for 64 and for 32. I have the 32 bit.

What I was going to do is grab my old toshiba lap top and try to install it, however if it did work I would be kind of ticked off since I could have used it in my desk top, like an upgrade. If not there is no loss since we do not use the toshiba.

My question is, if I try to install the 32bit as an upgrade on my desk top and it turns out to have been used already, can I just go back to my original home premium version? or will that be wiped out completely?

Thanks for any help on this folk's.

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12 Oct 2013   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Welcome Seven of 9

Did the Windows 7 Ultimate DVD 32 bit come with a COA-Key Code ? Even if it did, that Key Code could already be in use with the 64 bit, since the Key Code can be used for either, but not both at the same time. So you may own a $5 DVD, but need to purchase a valid Key Code

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13 Oct 2013   #3

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)

Please followthis tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

Ignore errors produced when clicking on theCopy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup filesfor some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to yourresponse.

There is no point in us guessing - we need data on which to base some informed opinion.

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19 Oct 2013   #4

Win 7 home premium 32bit

Took a chance and installed it on our older Toshiba laptop (512ram and oem HD) and it worked perfectly. So, while I would have wanted it on my desktop paying $5 for 7 ultimate is really a deal. We had no activation problems at all. Thanks for your thoughts. case closed.
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