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Windows 7: Win7/32 to Win7/64 On Two Laptops

2 Weeks Ago   #11
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Jim,

Thats got a standard Retail key on it.
The key can be transferred BUT cannot be active on 2 machines concurrently.

Lets see if we can get lucky on the Dell,
(has it got a W7 COA sticker on it.- try inside the battery compartment)

Roy

got about 30 mins 01.00 hrs here


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1 Week Ago   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Win 7 64 bits it's only recommended if you have more than 4G of memory.
If you install Win 7 64 bits you should think about upgrading the memory too.
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1 Week Ago   #13
jweir43

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Win 7 64 bits it's only recommended if you have more than 4G of memory.
If you install Win 7 64 bits you should think about upgrading the memory too.
The ONLY reason I am trying to upgrade the lappies is that some of the 3d printer software coming out requires 64 bit. Other than that, I'd be happy to run 32 bit into the next century. THe Lenovo is the prime concern right now; the Dell can go a bit longer (but not a LONG bit) until I am forced to upgrade.

Upgrading the memory right now isn't in the cards. 4 gigs is about my limit until I get more familiar with the guts of the machine(s).

Thanks to all so far as we have come on this.

Jim
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1 Week Ago   #14
jweir43

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You would be better getting the

win7 (including SP1) x64 installation media.

Then use the key from your desktop machine.
Could you elaborate a bit. My bag is analog/RF/microwave. Computers are to me like a screwdriver. I don't need to know the metallurgy of the blade or the chemical formula for the plastic handle.
Just so it turns the screw. Point me, tell me, and I can follow directions. Are you saying to download that ISO and use it to load 64 bit onto the 32 bit machine using the key that I used to put 64 bit onto the desktop?


Thanks to all who are trying to lead me into the path of digital righteousness. Jim
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1 Week Ago   #15
jweir43

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Jim,

Thats got a standard Retail key on it.
The key can be transferred BUT cannot be active on 2 machines concurrently.

Lets see if we can get lucky on the Dell,
(has it got a W7 COA sticker on it.- try inside the battery compartment)

Roy

got about 30 mins 01.00 hrs here
Thanks, Roy, but if I can't get the Lenovo up on 64 bit, then doing the Dell isn't going to help. The Lenovo is my workhorse at my main campus and the Dell is more an add-on for another smaller campus.

Yes, the Dell has a WIN 7 sticker on the battery case cover with a product key on it. The Lenovo has no Microsoft sticker of any sort on it. I do notice when I go to install product on the Lenovo that it has the hard drive partitioned into a 100MB section and the remainder into a second section. WHen I go to do an installation of Win7/32 on that machine it calls that 100MB the C: drive and the larger section the E: drive. It will NOT let me into the C: section under any circumstances but when all is said and done, it calls that E: section the C: drive when loading programs and data. Strange.

I do have a virgin copy of WIN7/32 & 64 Home Premium that I do not believe is on any machine. Would that help get the 64 bit onto the Lenovo?

Thanks for all your help. Time here 0921 Sunday morning. I should be around the machine all day, but I'm building a temporary woodshed in advance of the snowstorm predicted for Wednesday.

Jim
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1 Week Ago   #16
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Jim,

The Lenovo disk set-up is non-standard, for a single boot OS comp.

The 100mb is the system reserved and should NOT have a drive letter
the part of the disk with the OS on it should be C
here's a screenshot of mine, can you post yours please

and likely why you cant perform the INTERNAL 64bit upgrade

SIW2 posted you a link for a W7 SP1 download, likely newer than your virgin copy
(does it have a COA key on it?)
AS i said previously you cannot use the Dell key on both comps.
We will get to that shortly, when i can PM you

Roy

for info
Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows


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1 Week Ago   #17
jweir43

 

Torchwood ...

Thanks. THere is a lot in your message I don't understand but i've got a full class tomorrow that i need to prep for. Please don't think I'm not interested in what you say, but right now the students are my main focus and I have to spend a lot to time on them.

I'll be back tomorrow about 3 pm California time with a LOT of questions.

Thanks for all your help..
Jim
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1 Week Ago   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It isn't clear to me what you are trying to do.

The only way to change from a 32 operating system to a 64 bit operating system is to "custom" install. "Upgrade" install will not work across different bit versions.

That is achieved by booting the installation media and selecting "custom install" do not select "upgrade install".

Then point the installer at the partition you want windows to be installed on.

Your windows license key is specific to a particular edition - e.g. Home Premium or Pro or Ultimate.

The license key is not specific to a bit version. It works with 32 bit and 64 bit.

Therefore, whatever edition you choose to install - you must have a license key for that edition to activate.
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1 Week Ago   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The DIAG you posted for the Lenovo shows there is an MSDM table on that machine. Most likely that contains an embedded key for windows 8 and therefore will automatically activate windows 8.

It will not automatically activate windows 7.

It is useful to know just in case you ever want to install win8 or sell/give away the Lenovo machine in future.

You can check the MSDM table by running produkey. That should show you the MSDM key. You will be able to check what edition (HOME or Pro) the windows 8 embedded key is for.


32 bit https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/produkey.zip


64 bit https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/produkey-x64.zip
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1 Week Ago   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Is there a Windows.Old folder on your lenovo containing your earlier activated windows 7 ?.

It will depend how many times and the method by which you have subsequently tried to install on the Lenovo.

If that is there, you can get the activation from it.
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