Windows 7 uprade

I upgraded my Acer Vista to Windows 7 32 bit, is there any way to upgrade to the 64 bit version with the upgrade disk that came with the package? My Acers says it can handle 64 bit?
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  1. There is no upgrade path from 32-bit to 64-bit Win 7. You must perform a clean install (new or custom install).

    Good luck!
  2. Hi,

    If you are trying to upgrade from vista to window 7 you need to have a clean install.

    Make sure that you have the drivers ready for setup.

    But if you want I have found a very good site that would give you more information techyv.com click here
  3. Hi,

    If you are trying to upgrade from vista to window 7 you need to have a clean install.

    Make sure that you have the drivers ready for setup.

    But if you want I have found a very good site that would give you more information techyv.com click here
  4. ravengenesis said:
    Hi,

    If you are trying to upgrade from vista to window 7 you need to have a clean install.

    Make sure that you have the drivers ready for setup.

    But if you want I have found a very good site that would give you more information techyv.com click here

    Don't get confused here. There is no way to upgrade a 32-bit version of Windows (XP, Vista, 7) to a 64-bit version. It requires a fresh (a.k.a. clean or custom) install.
  5. Im assuming its the same with windows 7 32 bit, no way to upgrade to 64 bit without a clean install, so basically I need to buy the OS, and I bought the wrong thing in getting the upgrade version instead :(
  6. No, you can use the same license to install the 64-bit version. You just can't pop in the DVD and perform an upgrade.
  7. Thanks for all the info, I hate sounding so stupid but Im kind of a novice at this stuff if you cant tell lol... ok so do I need to buy the 64 bit version, is there someplace I can get it, is there a way around just popping in the dvd to get it off the upgrade, thanks in advance, its really frustrating...
  8. When you installing windows 7 you get to choose whether you use 32bit or 64bit, so if you have a windows 7 disc you have 32bit and 64bit, it does on my windows 7 ultimate anyway. if you dont have a disc you should be able to download windows 7 from microsoft using your license. i think.
  9. The license keys are the same for both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7, so if you have a valid license you can install either version.
  10. I contacted Windows support and they said I have to buy windows 7 64 bit and license to upgrade from the 32 bit to 64. any way around this or place i can get the 64 bit version without buying it since I already paid $120 for the 32 and 64 upgrade?
  11. jonathanclee1 said:
    I contacted Windows support and they said I have to buy windows 7 64 bit and license to upgrade from the 32 bit to 64. any way around this or place i can get the 64 bit version without buying it since I already paid $120 for the 32 and 64 upgrade?

    If you have the 64-bit Win 7 installation DVD, you can boot from it and start the install process. You use the same product ke that you used with the 32-bit installation. That is what folks have been telling you.

    Of couse, MS would like to buy another license. You already have one and can use it legally as you are only using it on one system.

    Let me be clear, there is no upgrade (boot Win 7 32-bit, insert 64-bit OS, perform upgrade install) path when going from 32-bit to 64-bit. You boot from the 64-bit installation DVD and select custom (also referred to as a clean or fresh install) installation.

    Good luck!
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