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#1 woodyblade

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 11:38 AM

Thought it would be better to post this here to see if I can get an answer - my question quoted from my post here - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1456995

"Just to confirm it is a Upgrade Version on the promotion, was just about to order it now but needed something clarified (if someone can answer it) I currently have Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit, I'd like to get the 64 bit version of Windows 7 Professional, now since this can't be a direct upgrade, either in version or bits will it still install properly? I'm guessing it just looks for the product key of the current Windows version?
Just to confirm as well I have 64 bit hardware so know I can install 64 bit software."


I'm planning to max out the RAM on my laptop (From 3GB now to 8GB) probably in a couple of months maybe sooner to take advantage of upgrading to 64 bit.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:02 PM

Doesn't matter I found the answer to my question after a bit more reading and searching through Google, I can upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit I just have to do a custom install, I was also planning on getting a better HDD and found I can put the upgrade on there as long as I put my OEM disc in for Vista and enter the Product Key (Sticker on underneath of my laptop, I think for verification that I have a full version of Vista) meaning I have to format the HDD in my system now.

Info from this thread - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/482-63-vista-upgrade-win7
Bit more info here as well - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums...a8-903e3592fdd2

Edited by woodyblade, 13 October 2009 - 05:03 PM.





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