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Windows 7: Dual boot win vista 32 bit to 64bit win 7

10 Mar 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

FYI: You do not have to have Vista installed to install an Upgrade version of Win7. There are workarounds given here: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


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10 Mar 2010   #12
CaptainBri

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

that kinda made me a little confused lol
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10 Mar 2010   #13
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Remember to uncheck activate immediatley during your install . Don`t activate until your happy with your install. You can only use retail keys 1 time.

And definetly put W7 on your 1st partition. Make your partitions up when you install W7.
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10 Mar 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The tutorial that Greg has posted shows how to do a clean install with an upgrade version of Windows.
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10 Mar 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Remember to uncheck activate immediatley during your install . Don`t activate until your happy with your install. You can only use retail keys 1 time.

And definetly put W7 on your 1st partition. Make your partitions up when you install W7.

Let's clarify this; 1 retail key can only be activated on 1 machine at a time
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10 Mar 2010   #16
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

One sec, your school doesn't support x86-64? Why not? Most 32-bit software works fine on 64-bit. Otherwise, virtualize 7 32-bit.
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10 Mar 2010   #17
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Remember to uncheck activate immediatley during your install . Don`t activate until your happy with your install. You can only use retail keys 1 time.

And definetly put W7 on your 1st partition. Make your partitions up when you install W7.

Let's clarify this; 1 retail key can only be activated on 1 machine at a time

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10 Mar 2010   #18
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Remember to uncheck activate immediatley during your install . Don`t activate until your happy with your install. You can only use retail keys 1 time.

And definetly put W7 on your 1st partition. Make your partitions up when you install W7.

Let's clarify this; 1 retail key can only be activated on 1 machine at a time
What do you mean, At A Time ? Once the key is activated that`s it. Unless I`m missing something here.
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10 Mar 2010   #19
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Remember to uncheck activate immediatley during your install . Don`t activate until your happy with your install. You can only use retail keys 1 time.

And definetly put W7 on your 1st partition. Make your partitions up when you install W7.

Let's clarify this; 1 retail key can only be activated on 1 machine at a time
What do you mean, At A Time ? Once the key is activated that`s it. Unless I`m missing something here.
Win7 retail Product Key can be activated as many times as you wish and migrate freely to the machine of your choice, as long as it is on only one machine at a time.

Most reinstalls on same hardware will activate on the internet. If you change hardware, there can be a robocall which trades numbers which deactivate on the old hardware and activate the new.

Only OEM versions cannot be migrated to other hardware, although they can be reinstalled as often as you like. Some have reported MS has made exceptions to allow Builder's OEM to migrate to other hardware during the in-person phone activation option.
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