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April 2, 2014 5:42:21 AM

Hello everyone!
I have decided to upgrade from my 32bit to a 64 bit so I can go to 8ram and finally game on acceptable levels. I am buying my windows from here http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00H09BB16/ref=s9_si... What I want to know is if there is specific procedure or if I just wipe the hard drive and install the new windows.
Thank you in advance!

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April 2, 2014 5:47:53 AM

its just like 32-bit installation.
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April 2, 2014 6:31:51 AM

There is no upgrade path from 32 bit to 64 bit, so you'll need to do a clean install. backup any important files and documents you may want to keep. During the windows install process, you'll have the option to create/delete partitions and format the drive. Simply format the drive or repartition it, then continue with the rest of the installation.

Also, be sure you can find 64 bit drivers for all your hardware (printers, scanners,...).
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April 2, 2014 7:16:20 AM

Why are you buying ?? THe 32 bit and 64 bit key codes are interchangeable -- so you do not need to buy a new OS if you are just changing from 32 bit to 64 bit -- as long as you still intend to use the same version (ie. Home Premium, Professional) you just need to download a copy of the 64 bit ISO and use that plus your current license key. (no sense wasting $100+ dollars needlessly !)

You can find the various iso downloads from Digital River which is Microsoft's approved digital download source -- Links to the various downloads can be found here - just be sure to get the version that matches your current license and use that key when instaslling and it will activate fine ( http://www.mytechguide.org/10042/windows-7-service-pack... )
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April 18, 2014 10:01:29 AM

JDFan said:
Why are you buying ?? THe 32 bit and 64 bit key codes are interchangeable -- so you do not need to buy a new OS if you are just changing from 32 bit to 64 bit -- as long as you still intend to use the same version (ie. Home Premium, Professional) you just need to download a copy of the 64 bit ISO and use that plus your current license key. (no sense wasting $100+ dollars needlessly !)

You can find the various iso downloads from Digital River which is Microsoft's approved digital download source -- Links to the various downloads can be found here - just be sure to get the version that matches your current license and use that key when instaslling and it will activate fine ( http://www.mytechguide.org/10042/windows-7-service-pack... )


Are you sure I can use the license? I have an OEM license key
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April 18, 2014 11:41:36 AM

OEM license is tied to the original system MOBO that it is installed on --- you are not changing the system just changing from 32 bit to 64 bit And the product license keys do not distinguish between those (yes the keys are different for different versions ie. Home, Premium, Ultimate - but those are considered different products) the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Home is the same product and the same set of keys can be used for either version (which is why if you buy a retail version it only includes one license key but comes with both a 64 bit and a 32 bit disc to install the version you want.) -- You can not use both versions at the same time but can change from 32 bit to 64 bit at any time you want using the same key. Same goes for the OEM version you just have to get the install media since most OEMs no longer provide install discs but the license key is able to be used on either 32 bit or 64 bit as long as you are using it on the same MOBO.
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