I have just loaded windows 7 64 bit [replacing 32bit] on to my laptop and low and behold the product key is the same as on my PC which is 64bit. How can that happen?? I thought each computer had is own key. Any answers would be appreciated. AB68
Again I should also add that the box purchased some while ago from PC World contains the two disks 32 and 64 bit with only the one product number for both. As stated its been activated but my problem is I am going to sell the laptop and I do not wish to upset Microsoft. The two disks will go with the computer as I have another two disks should my PC fail.
You've used a retail disc to to change the laptop from 32-bit to 64-bit. Fine but you should have used the key on the laptop not the one in the box. Now you will have to change the key on the laptop because one of two things will happen later on. Your desktop monitor will go dark and unusable with a warning that your copy of Windows is not genuine or it will happen to the laptop.