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Windows 7: Windows 7 prof 32bit to Windows 7 prof 64bit

11 May 2010   #1
bbmck

xp
 
 
Windows 7 prof 32bit to Windows 7 prof 64bit

Bought a Vista 32bit Business license (not a upgrade), never got around to building the system so the license was never activated. I have now built my new system and I bought a windows 7 Professional upgrade license and would like to do a clean install to windows 7 professional 64bit. The question is, do I have to buy another upgrade from Windows 7 professional 32bit to Windows 7 professional 64bit and will I be able to activate it if the Vista license was never activated?


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11 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbmck View Post
Bought a Vista 32bit Business license (not a upgrade), never got around to building the system so the license was never activated. I have now built my new system and I bought a windows 7 Professional upgrade license and would like to do a clean install to windows 7 professional 64bit. The question is, do I have to buy another upgrade from Windows 7 professional 32bit to Windows 7 professional 64bit and will I be able to activate it if the Vista license was never activated?

As far as I know you cant "upgrade" fdrom 32 to 64. It has to be a clean install. Now your licenses are "upgrade licenses". I think you can use the lic you have but I would check with microsoft.

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12 May 2010   #3
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Vista license keys are completely different from Windows 7 license keys. It would probably not work.

Bill
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12 May 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You will be able to activate the Windows 7 license, but to do things legally, the Vista license should be retired.

See this tutorial: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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12 May 2010   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can clean install the Windows 7 upgrade even though you never used the Vista license.
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