Reinstalling Reigstered Windows 7

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  1. dumspirospero

    dumspirospero New Member

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    Hi I'm new, and I need some help.

    I just finished upgrading my windows XP home 32 bit to windows 7 pro 32bit using the upgrade disk. And I registered the software using the product key that came with it.

    I was browsing through the forums and saw that it was possible to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit using the upgrade disk if you do a clean install...

    My question is: will I have any problems with the product key registration if I do a clean install (get rid of my 32bit OS on my current hard drive) and just run the 64bit off my HDD? I've looked, and I can't seem to find any threads that have my issue, maybe because people are smart enough to get 64bit installed on the first time...

    By the way, the machine I'm running is a custom built machine:

    Asus PQ5 MB
    Core2Duo 3.2Ghz
    4GB DDR3 ram

    any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    No.. 32 will not upgrade to 64. Requires a clean install.

    No problem... a product key will install 32 or 64 bit of the same version.
     
  3. dumspirospero

    dumspirospero New Member

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    Thanks a lot for the help!!!!
     
  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Does your upgrade version have both DVDs? Some folks that bought upgrades, like through student offers only got one version. In that case, the key may not work.
     

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