Can I load 64 bit Win 7 Home Premium with the same 32 bit OEM licence?

****HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE *********
14 months used Operating System - OEM Win.7 Home Premium licence.
-want to Upgrade the OS to 64 bit + install a SSD, better Graphics + more ram, do MS 'allow' this ?
Many Thanks
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  1. You will have to buy a new copy of windows 7 (64-bit)
  2. No, and its illegal...buy the 64 bit version....
  3. All of the "no" answers are wrong. Microsoft says that one license is good for one installation of Windows, be it x86 or x64, even if it is an OEM license. The keys work for both 32 and 64 bit.

    Granted, you have to completely remove the 32 bit version from the old hard drive (format) and install the 64 bit version only on the new setup. As long as the motherboard isn't changed, you are good to go.

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/genuinewindows7/thread/718fa596-c90b-4070-b484-03bd9478a233
  4. nbelote said:
    All of the "no" answers are wrong. Microsoft says that one license is good for one installation of Windows, be it x86 or x64, even if it is an OEM license. The keys work for both 32 and 64 bit.

    Granted, you have to completely remove the 32 bit version from the old hard drive (format) and install the 64 bit version only on the new setup. As long as the motherboard isn't changed, you are good to go.

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/genuinewindows7/thread/718fa596-c90b-4070-b484-03bd9478a233



    Hi :)

    Sorry but you are wrong , for two reasons....

    His is Home Premium OEM and NOT pro...

    His OEM HP key wont work or activate on a 64 bit version...

    All the best Brett :)
  5. As long as he's installing HP 64 bit he'll be fine. No where in the OP was there any mention of moving to Pro, which would of course be illegal. It's perfectly legal to use the same version in 64 bit.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/upgrade-windows-7-home-premium-from-32-bit-to-64/a7216832-b953-448b-99bd-b786b3362d89?msgId=b09132b9-dbc5-49ff-8a3b-894f43ffe1cd
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