windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit

  mobileman1953 17:53 24 Mar 2010
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when i installed windows 7 i used 32 bit version, if i wanted to change to 64 bit version would i have to do a clean install and if so could i use the cd key that i used for the 32 bit version

  Pine Man 18:36 24 Mar 2010

Yes and yes.

  mobileman1953 18:41 24 Mar 2010

thanks very much Pine Man

  Technocrate 08:56 13 Apr 2010

There is no in place upgrade from any 32 bit version of Windows to a 64 bit version. You can only do a clean install. You can use an upgrade SKU but during the install you will lose all your programs. You will need to backup your data, install the 64 bit version, install your programs, then restore your data.

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