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can i use the key from my win7 32bit to upgrade to 64?

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heres the deal. ive got windows 7 32bit currently on my PC, i want to upgrade to 64, but i dont want to have to buy a new key.

can i just download the ISO of the 64bit version and input my current key in on a reinstall?
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Yes.
    
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You should be able to download an iso of the same version of windows in the 64bit variety, and the key SHOULD work. But there are no promises.

I think there is a guinine place you can download windows ISOs, but I can't remember where.

found it. it is digital river.
http://windows7.digitalriver.com/sto...=1312158547363

EDIT: here is another page explaining downloading, you should contact digital river to see about downloading the 64bit iso.
http://drh.img.digitalriver.com/stor...pbPage.Upgrade

that way you don't have to worry about getting an iso with a virus or something else on it.
post #4 of 10
It depends. Is your copy of windows 7 just a upgrade version or the full thing?
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upgrade version i beleive
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Originally Posted by Tha_Real_Smurf View Post
It depends. Is your copy of windows 7 just a upgrade version or the full thing?
Does not matter. The Key activates Windows, it does not care if it is 32 or 64 bit.
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yes
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The only issue would be the key already being used once. At least with XP, I could not reinstall my retail XP upgrade disc more than 3 times before the key was "used up." Calling Microsoft's customer service can result in these uses being reset though. OEM keys can only be used once I believe.
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You'll have to make a fresh install but yes, you can use the key for whatever, x86 or x64
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@OP: Yes. PK does not depend on the bit. As long as you have a Home Premium PK and a Home Premium installation disk, the key will work.
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