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Windows 7: 32bit to 64bit with same licence

22 Sep 2010   #11
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Each time this is asked, I am more surprised then the previous time. The license keys have worked on either platform since Vista's release, roughly four years ago.
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What do you mean ?
Both at once (against the EULA AFAIK, but It's MS's ball and they're entitled to make the rules), or seperately ?



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22 Sep 2010   #12
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2pods View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Each time this is asked, I am more surprised then the previous time. The license keys have worked on either platform since Vista's release, roughly four years ago.
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What do you mean ?
Both at once (against the EULA AFAIK, but It's MS's ball and they're entitled to make the rules), or seperately ?
Nope, EITHER. At any given time either 32 bit OR 64 bit should be activated with a single key.
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22 Sep 2010   #13
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

That's what I thought. It was just a bit ambiguous.
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23 Sep 2010   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2pods View Post
What do you mean ?
Both at once (against the EULA AFAIK, but It's MS's ball and they're entitled to make the rules), or seperately ?
I never said both at once, and that's never been the case. Ever since Vista's release over four years ago, you've been able to use your key for either platform...just not at the same time. By now, there should be no ambiguity at all over this.
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24 Sep 2010   #15
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2pods View Post
What do you mean ?
Both at once (against the EULA AFAIK, but It's MS's ball and they're entitled to make the rules), or seperately ?
I never said both at once, and that's never been the case. Ever since Vista's release over four years ago, you've been able to use your key for either platform...just not at the same time. By now, there should be no ambiguity at all over this.
Don't worry about it.
It was me having a dim moment.
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25 Sep 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

If you want to try 64 bit you can install it to a separate partition or HD for a dual boot to compare with 32 bit, even share or transfer files over.

Works same as this: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

When you decide which you want to keep, we can help you remove the other one.

It's best if installed to separate HD's to unplug other one during install, then boot either via BIOS boot order or one-time BIOS Boot Menu. Then they remain independent to come and go as you please.
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25 Sep 2010   #17
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

I WAS going to dual boot W7 64bit on seperate drives. I previously had W732 and XP32 pro (for audio stuff.)
I have a similar setup on my laptop, except it's W764 on both partions (same disk this time) as the laptop came 64 installed.

However, seeing as I only have 4gb installed on the desktop, I'll probably stick with W732 on both drives anyway.
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25 Sep 2010   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2pods View Post
I WAS going to dual boot W7 64bit on seperate drives. I previously had W732 and XP32 pro (for audio stuff.)
I have a similar setup on my laptop, except it's W764 on both partions (same disk this time) as the laptop came 64 installed.

However, seeing as I only have 4gb installed on the desktop, I'll probably stick with W732 on both drives anyway.
Hello.


There is always the options to change where the new partition is added instead of the default Windows option; have a look at this tutorial at the link below for some ideas.


Dual Boot : Create Partitions Using PWBD
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25 Sep 2010   #19
2pods

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Not sure what you mean ?

I've just installed a second W732 on a seperate physical drive, and I 'm using the F12 Boot Select key at startup.
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25 Sep 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2pods View Post
Not sure what you mean ?

I've just installed a second W732 on a seperate physical drive, and I 'm using the F12 Boot Select key at startup.


After I posted that I re-read the post of yours I quoted and saw the error of my ways.
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