I paid ($129.00) for and downloaded an upgrade of Windows 7 32bit from Windows XP (SP3) from the microsoft website, I have since learned that my processor and system can run a 64 bit OS, and I want to know if I can convert to the 64bit version of Windows 7 by downloading.....or do I have to buy a disc with the 64 bit version. I know that I must make a 'clean' install, so I can't simply do an upgrade.....It would be very convenient and cost effective if I could download the 64bit version over the 32bit....thank you for any help you can give me.....Kevin
how do I convert windows 7 32bit to Windows 7 64bit(18 posts)
The versions are different.
Need to backup any important Data to another device or the cloud.
Prepare the HD.
Clean Install Win7-64.
You can prepare the HD with the Win7-64 Installation DVD using DiskPart in the RE from a Command Prompt.
I'll give you the commands if you want ????
guys. I've hijacked nothing.
I was commenting on this
"Hi Kev. Contact MS, and see if they will give you 64 bit key. I doubt it, but always worth a try. What you downloaded contains the 64bit version. "
there is no 64bit key. the key for 32 works with 64bit. sorry if I offended anyone...?
but reading back, I've done nothing wrong and others made assumptions about what I wrote.
I think I'll just move on and not bother round here...
Guys, why have you got the idea Khai is asking a question? He does not have a problem, he is just stating the same key works for 32 bit and 64 bit.
He is giving input.
" I said it was the same *serial* for the 2 versions. 32 or 64, they used the same serial number. with the triple pack, I did 2 64 bit installs and 1 32 bit install with the *single* supplied serial number in the case."
Rick: " What exactly are you asking ????" Where do you get the idea he is asking anything?
LH: " Khai. You have hijacked this thread. Please could you start a New Topic." Start a topic on what?
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