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  • I was just wondering how the upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 works exactly. I'm buying a laptop that has the 32bit version of Vista on it and it'll come with the free upgrade to Windows 7 because it's still during that promotion period. Is there going to be a downloadable ISO for the Windows 7 64bit? Or do 32bit OS's only upgrade to another 32bit OS?
    Friday, July 31, 2009 8:16 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

     

    You might download the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) 64-bit version from the following hyperlink.

    Get Windows 7: Windows 7 RC

     

    If you have Windows Vista 32-bit installed on the computer, you should format the HDD and clean-install Windows 7 64-bit or install Windows 7 on another partition (Dual boot)

     

    Hope the information helpful!

    Andy

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Monday, August 3, 2009 10:14 AM
    Monday, August 3, 2009 10:14 AM
  • Q. "Is there going to be a downloadable ISO for the Windows 7 64bit?"

    A. No.

    Q.  "Or do 32bit OS's only upgrade to another 32bit OS?"

    A. That is correct.  Installing a 64-bit operating system would require a clean install.

    If the computer you recently purchased came preinstalled with a 32-bit edition of Windows Vista,
    and qualifies fro a free upgrade to Windows 7, the computer manufacturer will send you a 32-bit edition of Windows 7.
    Carey Frisch
    • Proposed as answer by Drew1903 Friday, July 31, 2009 9:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Monday, August 3, 2009 9:57 AM
    Friday, July 31, 2009 9:07 PM

All replies

  • Q. "Is there going to be a downloadable ISO for the Windows 7 64bit?"

    A. No.

    Q.  "Or do 32bit OS's only upgrade to another 32bit OS?"

    A. That is correct.  Installing a 64-bit operating system would require a clean install.

    If the computer you recently purchased came preinstalled with a 32-bit edition of Windows Vista,
    and qualifies fro a free upgrade to Windows 7, the computer manufacturer will send you a 32-bit edition of Windows 7.
    Carey Frisch
    • Proposed as answer by Drew1903 Friday, July 31, 2009 9:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Monday, August 3, 2009 9:57 AM
    Friday, July 31, 2009 9:07 PM
  • Hello,

     

    You might download the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) 64-bit version from the following hyperlink.

    Get Windows 7: Windows 7 RC

     

    If you have Windows Vista 32-bit installed on the computer, you should format the HDD and clean-install Windows 7 64-bit or install Windows 7 on another partition (Dual boot)

     

    Hope the information helpful!

    Andy

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Monday, August 3, 2009 10:14 AM
    Monday, August 3, 2009 10:14 AM
  • If installing the 64bit OS on a new partition will that require a special 64bit format?
    Monday, August 3, 2009 4:23 PM