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Windows 7: Can I order 64bit rather then 32bit?

30 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reece86 View Post
Hi in the next couple of days I want to order my free windows 7 upgrade and I was wondering can I order the 64bit dvd if my system is on 32bit or would I have to pay extra, I called HP Australia about a week ago and they said they have nothing to do with it, that its a third party company that deals with it, well they gave me their website, and said that I could email the company so I did asking these questions, i got a automated email saying i would get a reply in 3 days still nothing, does anyone know the answer to this question? thanks.:)
I haven't been part of the program, but I'm pretty sure that the free upgrade is to a like copy. For example: Vista Home Premium X86 (32 bit) to Win7 Home Premium X86. I believe that you won't receive the X64 version if you bought a PC with the X86 OS. Perhaps HP has an option. However, if you have any pre-installed software on the machine, be warned: Switching to X64 will require a custom (clean) install, which won't transfer installed applications. Maybe HP would help with that, if there's something you wish to keep.

Retail upgrades are supposed to contain both X86 and X64. I acquired mine by download, so I haven't seen the retail package.

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31 Oct 2009   #12


A clean install doesn't really worry me much, done it plenty of times before. so what your saying is the upgrade will come with 2 dvd's a 32 & 64bit dvd?
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31 Oct 2009   #13


If you purchase an upgrade in the store, it comes with both 32-bit and 64-bit.

If you're on the free upgrade thing (through HP or whoever), they're only going to send you the upgrade for whatever your computer came with in the first place. The key it comes with though could technically be used on either 32-bit or 64-bit media. They're just not going to give you the media.
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