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

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January 1, 2013 10:16:46 PM

****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
January 1, 2013 10:24:11 PM

no
January 1, 2013 10:26:15 PM

You will have to buy a new copy of windows 7 (64-bit)
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January 1, 2013 10:26:55 PM

No, and its illegal...buy the 64 bit version....
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January 1, 2013 10:30:42 PM

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/t...
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January 1, 2013 10:42:14 PM

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/t...



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 :) 
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