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Windows 7: 64 bit and 32 bit

25 Jan 2010   #11


It is against the EULA however quite a few have reported doing it successfully.

Use Disk Management to shrink your current Win7 installation, boot from the DVD, use Custom>Drive Tools to create and format a partition in the space, then install and test drive it for 30 days before you try the activation.

What should happen when you activate at Computer>Properties is it will see it as a reinstall on same hardware and allow activation without the robocall. But even the robocall may pass activation, so it is worth a shot.

If for some reason it won't activate, then you may need to buy another license. However there are numerous reports of people dual booting 32/64 with both holding activation.

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25 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7

Thanks, I did think it might be against the EULA. I'll just have to part with the 109 and run a legal 2nd set up. Being a tight fisted Scotsman, this will be very painful
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25 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

well if what gregrocker says is right.... i probably shouldnt be saying this, but give it a go, see what happens,
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25 Jan 2010   #14


This seems similar to the way MS is looking away from the millions who are using a dual boot right now to transition to Win7, when under the EULA XP/Vista is not supposed to be used again once used to qualify for Win7 Upgrade.

Since you do regard the EULA as do I, it comes under not having Win7 installed on more than one machine at a time. So it is a gray area. You are entitled also to run either 64 or 32 bit with each license, whichever you want at any time.

I also would try it, if only to see if it is the setup you really want to buy.

Use any version of Windows 7 free for 120 days
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25 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

well its tied to the mobo right? so technically, i think its legal....
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