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Windows 7: Windows 7 Upgrading From 32 bit to 64 bit

26 Dec 2011   #1
trevbp

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Upgrading From 32 bit to 64 bit

Already installed Windows 7 Professional 32 bit via valid MSDN account. I now want to go to 64 bit as 32 bit version cannot address all of installed 6gb RAM.

My question is did my original MSDN download include both 32 bit and 64 bit versions and therefore I can 'reinstall' from that iso or do I have to download specific 64 bit version and use the same key ?

Thanks for anticipated help

Trev


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26 Dec 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
do I have to download specific 64 bit version and use the same key ?
Yes, you need to download the 64 bit version.
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26 Dec 2011   #3
trevbp

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote:
do I have to download specific 64 bit version and use the same key ?
Yes, you need to download the 64 bit version.
Blimey such a quick response ...thanks !
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26 Dec 2011   #4
trevbp

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Oops forget to clarify...will i need a new key as well or can I use the key that I use for the 32 bit version ?
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26 Dec 2011   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

The same key.
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26 Dec 2011   #6
trevbp

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Ta....
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26 Dec 2011   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Installing a 64 Bit OS does not guarentee you will use anymore ram than you use now. It`s all about what your motherboard will support. Do some research on your board before you switch.
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