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Just replaced a failed HDD in a Toshiba Satellite so a new Windows instal was obviously required.

I have two Win7 DVDs around the place, a 32bit only Home Premium upgrade media disk, and a 64/32bit system builder's copy of Home Premium.

I just realised I used the upgrade DVD to perform the instal. Does this matter? My main concern is I may have put 32bit onto a system capable of 64, but I don't know how to tell if that's the case. If the serial number activated Windows OK (which it has) then I must have the correct one on there, right?


I'm a little shady on the ins and outs of serial numbers and the whole 64/32bit thing smile.gif


Thanks,
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You can press Windows Key + Pause (or right-click My Computer and open Properties). There, on System Type you will see either 64-bit OS or 32-bit OS, 64-bit capable.
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Thankyou!! Handy shortcut that one smile.gif I had no idea that existed.


Just a point of note - I had a problem with Windows not activating with the product key on the bottom of the laptop even though the versions matched.

I was ready to start over with the other disc - the system builder's DVD rather than the Upgrade disk I used - when I thought I'd give the phone activation just in case.

It worked and everything's fine now.

I had this problem on a Dell recently as well and it is as yet unresolved. Hopefully the same fix will work there too.
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