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Windows 7: 64 bit and 32 bit

25 Jan 2010   #1
Skbar247

Windows 7
 
 
64 bit and 32 bit

Hi Guys, this is my first post so please be gentle!

I have Full Retail Windows 7 and have installed the 64 bit version on one harddrive. I would like a second install on my second harddrive (both HD are identical make/model) also, my Q is, can I legally install the 32 bit version to the 2nd drive or do I need to purchase a further full retail box?

Thanks in advance.

Stu


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25 Jan 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

i see no reason, as long as you own the licenses why this should be a problem, obviously the licenses will be bound to that machine until you uninstall it, but i cant see this being an issue, question: why do you want both?
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25 Jan 2010   #3
Skbar247

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for prompt reply

I like one set up for games, email and work and another for video stuff(nothing serious, holiday movies etc).

I only have one machine.

Stu
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25 Jan 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

ahh right.... just curious is all anyway, glad i could help
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25 Jan 2010   #5
Skbar247

Windows 7
 
 

May I ask you this, please

If I install the 32 bit and activate it will it block the 64 bit version from working/updating?

Stu
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25 Jan 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

did either copy of windows come preinstalled?
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25 Jan 2010   #7
Skbar247

Windows 7
 
 

No same box.
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25 Jan 2010   #8
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

in that case i forsee no errors as long as you use different license keys, the only "difficulty" i could see was maybe with an OEM installation, i would recommend letting the first one make the 100MB system reserved partition though, otherwise if the first one gets wiped out youll lose the MBR for both
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25 Jan 2010   #9
Skbar247

Windows 7
 
 

Ok so I do need to buy a second copy of Win7 in order to have 32 and 64 bit running concurrently.

Thanks
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25 Jan 2010   #10
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

again no problem, im 99% sure thats right, if not im sure someone will correct me
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