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Windows 7: Windows 7 32bit installed from upgrade, want 64bit

16 May 2010   #1
josephalee

windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 32bit installed from upgrade, want 64bit

I purchased Windows 7 for my Vista machine & installed the 32 bit version. I would like to install the 64bit version. Can this be done with the upgrade disks?


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16 May 2010   #2
DocBrown

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

Is your hardware 64bit capable ? Did you get a 32bit & a 64bit DVD ?
You cannot upgrade 32bit directly to 64bit, It will have to be a clean install.

Check out our tutorials section.
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16 May 2010   #3
josephalee

windows 7
 
 

Yes, I have a 64bit DVD. My concern is since, I no longer have Vista on my machine, will it accept the 64bit from the licensing aspect.
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16 May 2010   #4
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by josephalee View Post
Yes, I have a 64bit DVD. My concern is since, I no longer have Vista on my machine, will it accept the 64bit from the licensing aspect.

The serial Key you got with the 32bit & the 64bit DVD SET, will work on either one, but not BOTH if on different computers. Same Win7 version ? Home Prem, Prof, Ult ?
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16 May 2010   #5
josephalee

windows 7
 
 

Yes, both DVDs are Professional
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16 May 2010   #6
DocBrown

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

You are probably good to go.

You might want to check out Windows easy transfer to back up any settings, files, etc.

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
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16 May 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by josephalee View Post
I purchased Windows 7 for my Vista machine & installed the 32 bit version. I would like to install the 64bit version. Can this be done with the upgrade disks?
Your question re installing 64 bit system appears to have been well-answered.

To determine the 64-bit capabilities of your system:
CPU Support: a)64 bit operating system?, b)Hardware Data Execution Prevention?, c)Hardware Virtualization?
GRC|SecurAble: Determine Processor Security Features|


To help you in completing info about your system:
SPECCY- System Information Tool
Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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