32 bit to 64 bit upgrade RRS feed

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  • Hello I am running a desktop thats running xp home edition sp2 32 bit. I would like to buy the windows 7 home premium 64 bit upgrade pack. Will I have to buy the full version of 7 or can I get by with the upgrade if I do a clean install which I have to do anyway because I'm running xp.
    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:13 PM


  • According to the Microsoft Store, when you purchase the retail upgrade you will receive both the 64 bit and 32 bit disks (see http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-7-Home-Premium-Upgrade/product/B0F9E641).  There is absolutely no reason to waste your money buying the full version, as long as you have a valid (and activated) OS.  Since XP is a qualifying OS and is presumably activated, that is pretty much all that matters (other than the fact that you will need to do a clean install, but you already recognize that anyway)....

    • Proposed as answer by Mark M[MSFT] Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Ronnie VernonMVP Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4:02 AM
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12:24 AM

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