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Windows 7: Upgrading from 32 windows 7 to 64 bit windows 7

11 Nov 2009   #1
Zephyr948

XP
 
 
Upgrading from 32 windows 7 to 64 bit windows 7

When I first installed windows 7 I did a clean install as I had XP. Recently, I have upgraded my ram to 4gb. I am wondering can I do another clean install with 64 bit? My main concern is will it take my product key with 64 bit or does it tie my computer to 32 bit somehow?


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11 Nov 2009   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

As far as I know, you are OK. The same key works for both. You can run 32 or 64, but only one of the two.
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11 Nov 2009   #3
Zephyr948

XP
 
 

Ok, so you are saying I can remove one version and install the other? I am assuming you meant that I just could not have both versions installed at the same time.
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11 Nov 2009   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

That's correct. One or the other, not both. Just do a fresh install using the 64 bit disc. It will have to be a clean install, not an upgrade.
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