Windows 7 Upgrade to 64 bits

  zarobian 14 Dec 09
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Has any body tried to upgrade windows7 32 bits to windows7 64 bits version? Does it need reactivation thereafter? Any comments will be much appreciated.Thanks.

  Zeppelyn 14 Dec 09

You cannot upgrade from 32 to 64 bit, you will have to do a fresh install. Yes you will need to reactivate, probably using he telephone option.

  zarobian 15 Dec 09

Thanks for your response. Obviously none of the forum members have tried it.If decided I shall do a fresh install and activate it via telephone. Thanks again.

  Technocrate 15 Apr 10

As stated you'll need to do a clean install.. UNLESS you want to setup a dual boot configuration. You could keep your existing installation and just install a 64 bit version of Windows 7 on a seperate partition or a seperate HDD.. That way you could keep XP around for those few apps that just won't work on 64 bit yet..

Having a 32 bit and 64 bit OS installed on either two seperate HDD's or the same HDD but on seperate partitions will work fine..

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