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Windows 7: Could I upgrade from Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit?

09 Aug 2009   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
That is what I try to say all the time, but some people don't want to listen
For some people, they only hear what they want to hear ... sad but true...


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09 Aug 2009   #12
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
For some people, they only hear what they want to hear ... sad but true...

Yup...
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09 Aug 2009   #13
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RWOne View Post
A clean install, as indicated is a full install with no previous Os on the system, and the upgrade disc's will not have that option available.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
That is what I try to say all the time, but some people don't want to listen
Sorry, guys, but when I see wrong info I think it has to be corrected.

If you have Windows Vista 32-bit, you most certainly can buy and use Windows 7 64-bit Upgrade. You can not do an upgrade installation, only the clean one. Windows 7 x64 Upgrade disk needs only to verify you are eligible to use an upgrade option. It does this by checking that your Vista x32 is authentic and licensed.

After checking your systems eligibility, install continues normally but the upgrade option is grayed out, leaving you only the option to do a clean install.

Kari
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09 Aug 2009   #14
Antman

 

Thank you, Kari, for posting 100% accurate information. With MS provided installation media for all MS OS's ever sold, you do not purchase the OS. You purchase the license.

An upgrade disk contains the entire OS. It is not a patch or service pack. The user will be prompted to insert the qualifying OS media, or to provide a valid license key for the qualifying software.
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09 Aug 2009   #15
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Sorry, guys, but when I see wrong info I think it has to be corrected.

If you have Windows Vista 32-bit, you most certainly can buy and use Windows 7 64-bit. You can not do an upgrade installation, only the clean one. Windows 7 x64 Upgrade disk needs only to verify you are eligible to use an upgrade option. It does this by checking that your Vista x32 is authentic and licensed.

After checking your systems eligibility, install continues normally but the upgrade option is grayed out, leaving you only the option to do a clean install.

Kari
The point is that he can't upgrade 32bit Vista to 64bit 7, he can only do a clean install.
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09 Aug 2009   #16
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doronb2 View Post
Hi,
I ordered the 50$ Windows 7 upgrade disk.
I realize that Windows 7 will need vista or XP already installed for the upgrade version of Windows 7.
But if I want to upgrade my Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit,
Will I be able to do it with this upgrade disk?
after all I will need a fresh install (because 32 to 64) and this is the upgrade version...

Thanks!
OP was not asking if he can upgrade a x32 Vista to a x64 Seven, In fact, he clearly stated that he knows he has to a clean install, and was asking if he could use a x64 Upgrade disk to replace his x32 Vista and do a clean install.

Kari
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09 Aug 2009   #17
doronb2

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
OP was not asking if he can upgrade a x32 Vista to a x64 Seven, In fact, he clearly stated that he knows he has to a clean install, and was asking if he could use a x64 Upgrade disk to replace his x32 Vista and do a clean install.
Kari
I didn't want to enter to this weird debate but at last someone understood me..
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09 Aug 2009   #18
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doronb2 View Post
after all I will need a fresh install (because 32 to 64) and this is the upgrade version...
This was added later. I can swear...
Sorry
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09 Aug 2009   #19
doronb2

Windows 7 RC
 
 

NOT!
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09 Aug 2009   #20
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doronb2 View Post
NOT!
I missed that
Sorry
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