I currently have a Vista Home premium 32 bit on my Hp laptop. My laptop qualified for the Windows 7 free upgrade scheme. However the upgrade will only let me upgrade to Windows 7 32 bit, where as i wanted to a 64 bit windows ( i have been using that on my desktop and want to use it on my laptop as well). I emailed Hp, if instead od windows 7 upgrade disk, they could send me a windows 7 installtion disk from which i would be able to choose which eidtion i want to install ( i know i will have to completely wipe out old OS and install the new one). They however told me that they can only supply the upgrade disk. Is there any way i can switch to 64 bit without having to buy a new retail windows 7 disk. Is it possible to reinstall OS in 64 bit from a recovery disk made from the windows ( i think it is not but still want to confirm). ? Since i will have a windows 7, which means i will have a windows 7 license and a valid key, can i download a 64 bit windows 7 bit from the internet and use my windows 7 key to activcate it ? The Windows 7 licesence/key allows 64 and 32 bit installions right ? Any help or suggestions would be very helpfull. I do not want to use the 32 bit windows. My laptop had 4 gb Ram and 2.53 Core 2 Duo with a 1 GB Ati Graphic Card. I am pretty sure you will understand why i want a 64 bit Windows on it.