Windows 7 Upgrade to 64 bits

  zarobian 07:29 14 Dec 2009
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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 21:47 14 Dec 2009

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 07:27 15 Dec 2009

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 07:58 15 Apr 2010

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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