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Windows 7: Win 7 32bit and 64bit two separate purchse?

26 Oct 2009   #1
ramunas

Windows 7 HP
 
 
Win 7 32bit and 64bit two separate purchse?

Hey,

today i called to local computer shop and asked about new win 7, and seems there are separate versions, thats strange, because month or two ago when i was searching info about Win7 seems that install disk should let to choose which bit system i want.

So lets say if i buy 32bit system after couple of years if i want to upgrade my pc with more ram and to install 64bit i have to buy another win7 licence?


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26 Oct 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

No.. you will be able to use the same key to activate your 64bit disc... keep in mind though you cant use the same key for both versions running at the same time..... only one installation at a time per key...
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26 Oct 2009   #3
ramunas

Windows 7 HP
 
 

but if the company only gives 32bit disk, so how should i get 64bit disk, download warez or buy ?
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26 Oct 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Microsoft might make the media available to order soon. Like they did for Vista.
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26 Oct 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Each win7 box comes with two discs, one of 32-bit and one for 64-bit.
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26 Oct 2009   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Each win7 box comes with two discs, one of 32-bit and one for 64-bit.
Unless what he is being quoted is for an OEM version, which many "local" computer shops are selling instead of the full retail package. The OEM version is 32 or 64 only.
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26 Oct 2009   #7
ramunas

Windows 7 HP
 
 

yes we are talking about OEM version, so what should i do in that case if i later on want to switch to 64?
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26 Oct 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Ahh.. you didnt mention that ... then it is entirely up to the supplier of the disc whether they will supply you with the 64bit version....
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26 Oct 2009   #9
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

You should be able to order the 64 bit from MS for small fee. $12-$15.

Ken
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26 Oct 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I think you may have seen the "System Builder " ( confusingly also called OEM ) discs.

I believe they only have one bit version in the box.

The key you get with it will work with either bit version - you just have to get hold of the installation media.

The Retail versions will have both dvd's - but are ( usually ) more expensive than the System Builder oem versions.

I say usually because the introductory offers around now mean Retail version might be cheaper at the moment.

So it's worth looking into that.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ramunas View Post
but if the company only gives 32bit disk, so how should i get 64bit disk, download warez or buy ?
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