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Windows 7: Windows 7 32/64 bit and oem question

31 Jan 2010   #21
gregrocker

 

If you are unable to run Recovery or use Recov disks you make to install 64 bit, then make sure your computer is 64 bit capable.

You can unlock all versions in your Ultimate 64 bit installer by extracting files, deleting ei.cfg is Sources folder, then recompiling into ISO using Vlite to burn to DVD.

You'll then boot the DVD to do a Custom clean install using Drive Tools to format before install. Be sure to select your correct version; wait until after install to insert key on license sticker at Computer>Properties.

To make sure you have a path back if you encounter any difficulties, save a Win7 Backup Image now externally which can be used to reimage the HD from booted Win7 DVD in 15 minutes.

The primary question is if the machine can run 64 bit, since Win7 EULA states clearly you can use either 64 or 32 bit with each license and nothing the manufacturer says can override that.


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31 Jan 2010   #22
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

yes im sure my laptop is 64bit capable, but my real initial question was if i could use one of the windows ultimate untouched dvd's with my key that is located under my laptop (which is i guess an OEM key which might cause a problem), since i dont have the samsung recovery discs with windows 7 on them. Im doing backups but i think they wont help that much either since theyll be all 32 bit versions.

Btw thanks for all your quick answers
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31 Jan 2010   #23
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zhuki View Post
yes im sure my laptop is 64bit capable, but my real initial question was if i could use one of the windows ultimate untouched dvd's with my key that is located under my laptop (which is i guess an OEM key which might cause a problem), since i dont have the samsung recovery discs with windows 7 on them. Im doing backups but i think they wont help that much either since theyll be all 32 bit versions.

Btw thanks for all your quick answers
did you read in the manual how to create your recovery dvd
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31 Jan 2010   #24
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zhuki View Post
yes im sure my laptop is 64bit capable, but my real initial question was if i could use one of the windows ultimate untouched dvd's with my key that is located under my laptop (which is i guess an OEM key which might cause a problem),
Not if your license is for Home Premium - the key on sticker won't activate Ultimate.

That's why I showed you how to unlock all versions in your Ultimate installer: so you can clean reinstall your licensed version which will activate with the key on the COA.

As with Vista, the same installer will work for OEM or retail as long is it is correct version.
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31 Jan 2010   #25
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

yes im creating a full backup right now, its taking its time though, 12GB of data on 3 DVD's

ill let you know what happens next =)

cheers and thanks a lot

EDIT:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zhuki View Post
yes im sure my laptop is 64bit capable, but my real initial question was if i could use one of the windows ultimate untouched dvd's with my key that is located under my laptop (which is i guess an OEM key which might cause a problem),
Not if your license is for Home Premium. That's why I showed you how to unlock all versions in your Ultimate installer: so you can clean reinstall your licensed version which will activate with the key on the COA.
but i think theres a 64 bit version of home premium , or i dont get you right :S
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31 Jan 2010   #26
gregrocker

 

You asked if you could use your 64 bit Ultimate installer and it would activate using the key on the license sticker for your machine, right?

What I am trying to say is you will need to install 64 bit Home Premium as Ultimate will not activate with a Home Premium key.

This requires unlocking all versions in the 64 bit install DVD as given above.
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31 Jan 2010   #27
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zhuki View Post
yes im creating a full backup right now, its taking its time though, 12GB of data on 3 DVD's

ill let you know what happens next =)

cheers and thanks a lot

EDIT:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zhuki View Post
yes im sure my laptop is 64bit capable, but my real initial question was if i could use one of the windows ultimate untouched dvd's with my key that is located under my laptop (which is i guess an OEM key which might cause a problem),
Not if your license is for Home Premium. That's why I showed you how to unlock all versions in your Ultimate installer: so you can clean reinstall your licensed version which will activate with the key on the COA.
but i think theres a 64 bit version of home premium , or i dont get you right :S

We do not talk about illegal downloads.
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31 Jan 2010   #28
gregrocker

 

After extracting the files and deleting ei.cfg in Sources folder, recompile the ISO using this:
Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

You can then burn the DVD from the same drop-down menu on Vlite page where ISO is recompiled for you.
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31 Jan 2010   #29
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

ok, but i think the ultimate disc will have all the options there listed already (at least saw on screenshots, i guess someone did that unlocking for me) but are you sure that my oem key will work on any dvd that has home premium, or just some specific OEM dvd provided by the manufacturer, thats what im wondering.
I dont really care if i loose my data since the laptop is quite new.

oh and @theog, im not talking about illegall downloads, i just want to use my purchased key on the 64 bit version. If i wanted to install a cracked version of it i would have just downloaded it straight away, but i dont want to.
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31 Jan 2010   #30
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
We do not talk about illegal downloads.
Theog, I must be really naive here because I didn't see anything referring to an illegal download.

He says he has an installer which means he could qualify under the EULA to reinstall 64 bit to activate with his Home Premium license if he can unlock all versions in that installer.

The only wording I don't recognize in his description of his Ultimate installer is "untouched." Is this some kind of giveaway that he is talking about a torrent? Just asking.

It would be idiotic to install any kind of unstable cracked version when you own a Win7 license for that machine.
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