Can I use a Windows 32-bit key and turn it into 64 bit? Tags: Configuration Computers OEM Windows 7 Last response: November 15, 2012 6:25 AM in Windows 7 Share somerandomasian November 15, 2012 1:33:30 AM Hi, I am building my first computer, and my friend said he could give me a 32-bit key, probably OEM. Is it possible I could make it into 64-bit as I am installing it into my computer? And if not, should I invest the money in 64-bit? More about : windows bit key turn bit nisuta November 15, 2012 3:35:17 AM To my knowledge, the key's not locked to an architecture - you should be able to use the same key for a 32-bit OR 64-bit install. m 0 l Supermuncher85 a b $ Windows 7 November 15, 2012 4:41:36 AM Not necessarily. If you buy reatil, the keys work for both. If your friend has a OEM key it won't. But I don't know of a way to check the key if it is OEM or retail. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nisuta November 15, 2012 6:25:24 AM Supermuncher85 said:If your friend has a OEM key it won't. But I don't know of a way to check the key if it is OEM or retail. I didn't know that. Well, provided the friend has a physical disk for the key, it should be easy to find out at least. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedInstalled 32-bit Windows 8 (w/ Product Key). Want windows 64 bit. Help Forum SolvedCan i use 32-bit antivirus over 64-bit windows 7 Forum Install Win 7 32-bit from 32-bit media using 64-bit OEM key? Forum How to Use Maximum Ram windows 7 32-bit Without upgrading it to 64-bit Forum SolvedCan I wipe my SSD now using Windows 7 Home 32-bit, to reformat to Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1 ? Is that the best thing to do to m Forum In a dillemma - what would I lose by using 32-bit Windows 7 on a 64-bit Intel Core i3 Forum SolvedHow to fix mistake of installing Windows 8.1 32bit instead of 64bit? Forum SolvedShould I install 64-bit or 32-bit Windows Vista? Forum SolvedUrgent! Is This Windows 64bit or 32bit (how can I tell before buying!?) Forum Solved2 windows folders 1 was from 32bit and 64bit Forum Solvedhow to convert 32bit to 64bit windows 8.1 Forum SolvedIs it possible to run Windows XP 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit on the same computer? Forum SolvedInstalled Windows 64bit over a version of 32bit Forum SolvedUpgrading 32-bit Windows 7 to 64-bit Windows 7? Forum Solvedinstall windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit Forum SolvedI have a 32-Bit Windows 7 system that has three 2 TB hard drives in addtion to the 64GB SSD operating system drive. I tried t Forum SolvedUpgrading Windows 7 professional 32-bit to 64-bit Forum SolvedQ6600 on Windows 8.1 32-bit, should I download x86 or x64 version of JDK? Forum SolvedLooking for an Ethernet Driver for Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), XP - ThinkCentre A57e (type 6306 Forum SolvedHow to Clean install windows 8.1 pro 64bit on a 32bit windows 8.1 MBR Hdd Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !