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how do I convert windows 7 32bit to Windows 7 64bit

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  • Started 3 years ago by kev24sev
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kev24sev
kev24sev
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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

Posted 3 years ago
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LH
LH
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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.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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EDIT: AM NOT SURE ABOUT THIS ANSWER.

http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/

Key should be the same.

Rick P.

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whs
whs
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You should ask yourself first why you want to run a 64bit. Unless you have more than 4GB of RAM, there is really no gain - especially if you have to spend extra money.

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Khai
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in the triple pack we bought, we had 32 and 64 bit install disks. same Serial number for both versions. does not matter.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Khai,

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 ????

Rick P.

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LH
LH
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Rick is correct, that if you have 32bit installed, you need to clean install the 64bit.

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Khai
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erm
I know that guys.

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.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Khai,

What exactly are you asking ????

I assume the (3) Pack will support (3) computers in any combination of Win32 and / or Win64.

Am assuming that (3) Pack will support (3) Win7-64 machines.

Rick P.

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whs
whs
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The 3 pack is most likely a retail version. But the OP seems to have an upgrade version - judging by the price he paid. And that works differently.

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LH
LH
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Khai. You have hijacked this thread. Please could you start a New Topic.

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Khai
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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...

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vistamike
vistamike
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Khai, Hi. No need to be like that! What LH meant that your problem differs from the OP and it would be better to address it as a new topic.
This prevents kev24sev getting confused.

Mike

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Seasider2
Seasider2
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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.

Quotefrom Khai:
" 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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raphoenix
raphoenix
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@Seasider2,

Please read the FIRST Post on this Topic Thread.

Rick P.

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Seasider2
Seasider2
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Rick I have read the first and every other post. Please read the FIFTH. There is no question in that post, simply a statement of experience.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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I must have missed something when OP stated:

"....thank you for any help you can give me.....Kevin"

Appeared as if OP was asking for help.

Phrases and Language have always been a barrier on HTG.

No issue.

Rick P.

Posted 3 years ago
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LH
LH
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Khai. Sometimes confusion occurs. Please accept my apologies :)

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