Want to go from vista home 32 to win 7 64 with student download

I have a vista home 32 machine. I have downloaded the student download to upgrade to 7 64. I would like to do a clean install using this download some how because i know to go from 32 to 64 you must do a fresh install. Is this possible?? :pfff:
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  1. in a word NO, the 32 bit and 64 bit OS are imcompatable, all you can do is a clean install
  2. i have found some tutorials on how to make this downloaded file into an iso such that could be put on a disk and used to do a clean install. does anyone have any experience with this?
  3. sure use Magic ISO, download the ISO and burn to a disc, it's easy
  4. number13 said:
    sure use Magic ISO, download the ISO and burn to a disc, it's easy



    and you can use it to clean install just like a retail disk? have you done this?
  5. This link might also be helpful for getting what you need and additional questions you may have... It's exactly what I used to go from Vista 32 bit to W7 64 bit...look on the left bout 1/2 way down...

    https://store.digitalriver.com/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayHelpPage&Env=BASE&Locale=en_US&SiteID=msshus
  6. Microsoft do a nice app for creating a bootable DVD or USB drive. I used it to install Windows 7 64bit from a ISO file, to a USB pen drive, and it worked great. But as the others have said, you must do a clean install on a new drive (preferable), or dual boot. IMO i would install on a second HDD, If you need to copy data etc.

    Link here
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