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

31 Jan 2010   #1
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 32/64 bit and oem question

First of all, hi to everyone
I just got a new laptop (samsung) which has windows 7 home premium installed with it OEM version, preactivated and genuine. But the installed windows 7 is 32bit only and my system has 4GB or ram, so to use the full 4GB i would need the 64bit version.
My question is, can i reformat my system with one of the windows ultimate iso (original ones from microsoft) and use the key that came with my laptop to install a 64 bit version of windows 7 home premium?

Thanks in advance.


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31 Jan 2010   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

no im afraid you will not be able to that ,the key will be tied to the oem install you could however use the "anytime upgrade" disc that should have come with your laptop :)
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31 Jan 2010   #3
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

no, unfortunately no disc came with it! :S
but i should be able to use the key on this machine as long as it is this machine right???
and also i dont think i can upgrade to 64 bit without a full reformat (so no upgrade)
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31 Jan 2010   #4
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I was able to create a full set of recovery DVDs from my laptop which then gave me the option of selecting 32 or 64 bit... To test, just create one set of DVDs and boot up from DVD... You will then find out if the option is there... GL :)
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31 Jan 2010   #5
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zhuki View Post
no, unfortunately no disc came with it! :S
but i should be able to use the key on this machine as long as it is this machine right???
and also i dont think i can upgrade to 64 bit without a full reformat (so no upgrade)
that's right as long as it is the oem softare you use , a fresh install is not that dificult to perform have a browse through the tutorial section of the forum and see how easy it is , we will be here to hold your hand if you do decide to go the upgrade route
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31 Jan 2010   #6
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

hmm ok stupid question tho, how do i make a such backup dvd
My laptop has 15GB of recovery space allocated which i think it uses to recover to initial status.
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31 Jan 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zhuki View Post
no, unfortunately no disc came with it! :S
but i should be able to use the key on this machine as long as it is this machine right???
and also i dont think i can upgrade to 64 bit without a full reformat (so no upgrade)
You can Make your Samsung Recovery DVDs the recovery program.
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31 Jan 2010   #8
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

okay cool, ill give it a try and keep you informed too :)
thanks.
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31 Jan 2010   #9
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

ok zhuki, tell us the exact model of your laptop and as theog says we will help you make the recovery dvd
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31 Jan 2010   #10
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

Its a Samsung r519 Aura - model code: NP-R519-JS02DE
cheers
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