Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit

Hello,
i currently use windows 7 32-bit, i did with an upgrade from windows vista 32-bit. Is it possible to install windows 7 64-bit with an windows 7 64-bit upgrade disc.
If i can't, is it possible to use system recovery to bring my machine back to windows vista 32-bit and then use the windows 7 64-bit upgrade disc?

Thank you for the help
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  1. There is no upgrade path from any 32-bit OS to a 64-bit OS. You'll have to do a fresh install whether you're coming from Windows 7 or Vista.
  2. ^+1 to sminlal...
    I would think that a upgradeable process would have been an easy solution but not as profitable for MS.
    sorry b-stards..
  3. you can use the upgrade disc , but use it to do a clean install!

    http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    you can use the upgrade disc , but use it to do a clean install!

    http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media


    so i can use the windows seven 64-bit upgrade disc to do a clean install on my current OS of windows seven 32-bit?
  5. yes with no issues just pick custom then do a clean install,no upgrades will work from 32 bit to 64 bit!

    just make sure you have a valid key!
  6. does the upgrade disk have both copies of win 7, 32 and 64-bit versions.?
  7. He said he has a 64 bit disc.
  8. your correct, I had to re-read, it's been so long..
  9. i have separate discs, one for 32-bit and another with 64-bit and both are windows 7
  10. vaan14 said:
    i have separate discs, one for 32-bit and another with 64-bit and both are windows 7

    excellent.
    I use both and love to compare different scenarios between the two..
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