Windows 7 64 BIT?

  Input Overload 20 Dec 11
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I'm thinking of finally going 64Bit, I shied away from this as there seemed to be a lack of drivers & software a year or ago but as that's all changed & 64Bit drivers are available for this reasonably recent DELL desk PC.

My question is - Will my Win7 serial code which was for the 32 Bit version work with 64?

I would assume the answer is no...

  john bunyan 20 Dec 11

Have a read here. I would telephone Microsoft; I think you have to uninstall then reistall, but check with them.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows7-windowsinstall/question-about-windows-7-installation-license/cde95d7f-6908-48d3-b80e-eff88d29e855

  Input Overload 20 Dec 11

Thanks for that! I assumed it would be a clean reinstall - I'm not that bothered about waiting for windows 8 & going 64Bit as I'm really pleased with 7. I'll give MS a ring & see what they say, in the past they have always been very helpful.

  lotvic 20 Dec 11

"Will my Win7 serial code which was for the 32 Bit version work with 64?"

Yes

and if you want a copy with SP1 already on d/load the official .iso and burn to DVD from ClickHere scroll down to the English (USA) version and get the one with SP1 U (media refresh). You use your own Product Key to install.

  morddwyd 21 Dec 11

Just as an aside, I think you are worrying unnecessarily about drivers.

I went from XP 32 straight to Win 7 64 as soon as the RC was available.

Apart from the odd "Do you want Windows to search for a suitable driver?", and not too many even of those, I've had no problems.

  sharpamat 21 Dec 11

If your OS was preloaded with your purchase from Dell, it is an OEM version so would suggest you check with Dell

If it was a full version follow lotvic post which should accept the serial number you already have

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