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  • hi,

    i have windows 7 oem 64bit copy but i required to convert windows 7 oem 32bit.

    how can i do?

     

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:02 AM

Answers

  • i have windows 7 oem 64bit copy but i required to convert windows 7 oem 32bit.

     

    Switch Bit Type

    1) You'll need to use the correct bit install disk - 32 and 64bit come on a separate DVD.
    --Preinstalled Windows OEM includes one bit type, if needed contact the OEM computer manufacturer and ask them to send you an install disk. Contact information for the manufacturer of your computer can be found here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/oemphone/

    2) You must completely reinstall Windows when switching bit types (32/64 bit). You'll have to backup your files and reinstall all your programs.

    3) Upgrading or simply switching between Windows 7 32/64 bit is not possible.

    4) If you are moving to 64 bit make sure your computer can run 64 bit - you can use the Upgrade Advisor to check:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

    5) Make sure 32/64 bit drivers are available for your computer.

    6) The Windows 7 key will work with both 32 and 64 bit, but only one can be installed at a time.

    7) If you want both 32 and 64 bit installed at the same time you will need two product keys.

    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Friday, January 20, 2012 6:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Friday, January 27, 2012 6:44 AM
    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:33 AM
  • Sorry, no, you cannot 'convert' the 64 bit system to the 32 bit one. You
    have a few options. All of them are coloured by the fact that the OEM
    license gives you the right to use just the version you originally
    received.

    1. Remove the 64 bit version and install the 32 bit. To do this, you
    might be able to arrange with the original source to get the 32 bit OEM
    version. Alternate, purchase the 32 bit license of the retail version.

    If the 64 bit version runs correctly (all the devices/peripherals work
    correctly) and the issue is program compatibility:
    2. Install the 32 bit in a dual boot arrangement. A Google search will
    yield links to various sites with the instructions for doing that. Do
    note that you should get the method for installing the 32 bit after the
    64 bit
    system.


    Since you have an OEM version, your first point of contact would be
    whoever you got it.

    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Friday, January 20, 2012 6:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Friday, January 27, 2012 6:44 AM
    Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:34 AM

All replies

  • Why? Any computer less then 3-4 years old can take a 64bit installation of Windows easily.

    If you for some strange reason absolutely have to, contact your reseller and ask if they have some options for you, but technically there are no convert options

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:30 AM
  • i have windows 7 oem 64bit copy but i required to convert windows 7 oem 32bit.

     

    Switch Bit Type

    1) You'll need to use the correct bit install disk - 32 and 64bit come on a separate DVD.
    --Preinstalled Windows OEM includes one bit type, if needed contact the OEM computer manufacturer and ask them to send you an install disk. Contact information for the manufacturer of your computer can be found here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/oemphone/

    2) You must completely reinstall Windows when switching bit types (32/64 bit). You'll have to backup your files and reinstall all your programs.

    3) Upgrading or simply switching between Windows 7 32/64 bit is not possible.

    4) If you are moving to 64 bit make sure your computer can run 64 bit - you can use the Upgrade Advisor to check:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

    5) Make sure 32/64 bit drivers are available for your computer.

    6) The Windows 7 key will work with both 32 and 64 bit, but only one can be installed at a time.

    7) If you want both 32 and 64 bit installed at the same time you will need two product keys.

    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Friday, January 20, 2012 6:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Friday, January 27, 2012 6:44 AM
    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:33 AM
  • Sorry, no, you cannot 'convert' the 64 bit system to the 32 bit one. You
    have a few options. All of them are coloured by the fact that the OEM
    license gives you the right to use just the version you originally
    received.

    1. Remove the 64 bit version and install the 32 bit. To do this, you
    might be able to arrange with the original source to get the 32 bit OEM
    version. Alternate, purchase the 32 bit license of the retail version.

    If the 64 bit version runs correctly (all the devices/peripherals work
    correctly) and the issue is program compatibility:
    2. Install the 32 bit in a dual boot arrangement. A Google search will
    yield links to various sites with the instructions for doing that. Do
    note that you should get the method for installing the 32 bit after the
    64 bit
    system.


    Since you have an OEM version, your first point of contact would be
    whoever you got it.

    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Friday, January 20, 2012 6:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Friday, January 27, 2012 6:44 AM
    Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:34 AM