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From 32-bit XP to 64-bit Windows 7

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November 27, 2010 10:10:18 AM

Hello forum.

Basically I am putting together a new PC which I want to run Windows 7 64-bit. My current PC runs XP 32-bit and I was wondering if it would be possible, and legal, to install XP on my new machine to be eligible to install Windows 7 64-bit from the upgrade copy.

I realise I can't straight upgrade and have to use the clean install option, but was curious if the above is ok.

Thanks for your time.

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November 27, 2010 10:25:34 AM

If your WinXP 32bit is the Retail version there is nothing limiting you from installing it on the new PC. That will qualify you for the Win7 upgrade version.

OEM version of WinXP? Sorry, the lower priced OEM version has a limitation on the license that does not permit you to migrate the OS to a new PC.
November 27, 2010 12:28:46 PM

Thanks, that's the info I needed.
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November 27, 2010 12:28:55 PM

Best answer selected by MrTwig.
a b $ Windows 7
November 27, 2010 3:18:51 PM

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