Solved Have legit XP 32 for new 64 system Tags: Intel i5 Windows XP Windows 7 Product Last response: December 22, 2010 10:31 PM in Windows 7 Share RickV December 22, 2010 3:56:41 PM I have a PC running a legit copy of Windows XP 32 bit and am building a new i5 750 system (can list everything if needed) Realize i would have to take system down to 2 G memory in order to get XP to load Can I use the XP I have and then just purchase the Windows 7 upgrade for 64 or do I have to get the entire new package ? Would love to save myself $ 100.00 difference between the 2 More about : legit system Saga Lout a b $ Windows 7 December 22, 2010 5:48:01 PM Upgrading to Windows 7 is a bit of a minefield with loads of conditions attached. I'm sure there must be one that precludes going from 32 bit to 64 on a different hardware platform. You could always upgrade to 64 bit Ubuntu for considerably less money. das_stig a b $ Windows 7 December 22, 2010 6:07:09 PM For $99 U.S you can get Win7 Home Premium x64 OEM System Builders http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Ignore all the guff about designed for resale, you get to activate once over the net, if you reinstall, you can use the telephone activation method and just tell them you are reinstalling due to a crash, virus or other software based issue. Related resources Is this legit ? - Forum Legit site to purchase a W7 key from? - Forum Windows 7 32 to 64 , no discs, at a loss - Forum Windows 7 RC 64 bit can't install on win vista 32 - Forum 32 bit OS v. 64 bit OS - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution hang-the-9 a b $ Windows 7 December 22, 2010 6:08:31 PM Update is for the current PC, not for a new one. If you kill your current PC, put that XP on the new maching (assuming it's not an OEM version), then you can run the update on the new system. If you don't care about support from MS, you can get an OEM Win 7 copy. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... RickV December 22, 2010 10:31:15 PM Once I finish building new machine ----- the old one is going in the closet The XP copy has a legit key from when I bought it, so I can load it on new PC and then just upgrade it to Windows 7 64 bit RickV December 22, 2010 10:31:34 PM Best answer selected by RickV. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhave parts, about to start, but... 64 or 32 bit vista? ForumHow to enable recognition of a 32 bit hard drive on a 64 bit system board in win Forum32 bit programs on 64 bit system ForumXP Home 32 bit to Windows 8 64 bit With Upgrade Disk ForumHow can i change 32 bit xp files to 64 bit Forum32 bit or 64 bit windows XP ? ForumWindows XP home edition 32 bit transfer to Win 7 Pro 64 bit Upgrade ForumWindows xp 32 bit or windows 7 64 bit ?? ForumHDD transplant from old system to new . questions- 32 -bit IDE to 64 -bit AHCI? Forum0x80070057 new system any os won\'t install !!! 32 & 64 with any ahci driver ForumWins 7 disk 32 or 64 bit? ForumPrinter Sharing Windows 7 64 and XP 32 Bit ForumWindow 7 this copy is not genuine Forum"Missing Operating System" after power surge ForumDifference between Windows 7 System Builders/OEM Version More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !