Upgrading from 32 bit to 64

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  1. lucasluke

    lucasluke New Member

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    Hi all. I was wondering can I upgrade from windows 7 32bit to windows 7 64bit using a 64bit upgrade edition? I got told on another forum it works aslong as you input the product key AFTER the installation not during?
     
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    stueycaster Millennium Celebration Award Winner
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    No that can't be done at all. They have different architecture. If you switch from 32 to 64 bit you have to do a clean installation.
     
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    I mean if I do a custom install/clean install from the upgrade disc will it still work?
     
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    Was your 32 bit version activated? There are many unanswered questions about the activation process and what you can or cannot do. I would suggest you call Microsoft and explain to them.
     

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