Can i upgrade my windows7 32 bit to a windows7 64 bit? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have had this pc for over a year now but i only now want to upgrade to a 64 bit of windows 7 i know that i will have to do a clean install but i lost my disk and wanted to know if i could download the windows 7 64 bit of the store and would i have to buy a new windows or could i still use my product key from my current windows if i want to upgrade to 64 bit from 32 bit... thank you
    Monday, January 11, 2016 12:01 AM


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  • Since Microsoft has removed the digital river downloads you have two equally bad choices.

    Request backup media from Microsoft https://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246?wa=wsignin1.0 

    Or if you have a retail key  (NOT OEM from pre-installed OS) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery 

    You may be better off borrowing from someone.  For OEM (pre-installed) you need to contact the computer maker.

    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    Monday, January 11, 2016 2:18 AM
  • In addition to Team Zigzag's post, kindly note that the product key is valid for both 32-bit and 64-bit releases. Hence you can use the same product key for 64-bit installation as well.

    Balaji Kundalam

    Monday, January 11, 2016 9:07 AM
  • Hi,
    Would you mind letting me know the result of the suggestions? If you need further assistance, feel free to let me know. I will be more than happy to be of assistance.

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    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 9:54 AM