64 bit upgrade?

when we buy an upgrade to windows 7 from vista will we be able to uprgade from 32bit to 64bit or would we be required to purchase the entire new os, instead of just the upgrade?
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  1. You will be able to upgrade from say vista professional 32 to windows 7 professional 64. Stick with the upgrade. In fact the upgrade has more installation options than the full version.
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    Buying the upgrade version of Windows 7 allows you to legitimately install and activate the 64-bit version of Windows 7 even if your previous version was Vista 32-bit.

    BUT in terms of the actual install procedure, an "in-place" upgrade of 32-bit to 64-bit is not supported - you'll have to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 and then migrate your accounts and reinstall your applications.
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