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What version do I have?


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#1 uByte

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:57 PM

I was wondering if anyone knew of a method that would tell you what version (32bit or 64bit) of windows that you have based upon your product key? They don't show it on the COA (Certificate of Authenticity).

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:03 PM

Don't think this is possible since they give you one product key and ship both versions. Keys work on either version.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:19 PM

That would mean that if I use a 64 bit version cd with lets say Home Premium it should install without any problems?

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:31 PM

I'm basing my thoughts on the fact my son bought Win 7 Ultimate retail. In the package it shipped both versions 32 bit and 64 bit. With one key for either. So this tells me that if you only have the key information you have no way of determining if 32 bit or 64 bit was installed. This is assuming that you haven't done this: How to determine the version of Windows that is installed on a computer

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:28 AM

I'm basing my thoughts on the fact my son bought Win 7 Ultimate retail. In the package it shipped both versions 32 bit and 64 bit. With one key for either. So this tells me that if you only have the key information you have no way of determining if 32 bit or 64 bit was installed. This is assuming that you haven't done this: How to determine the version of Windows that is installed on a computer


Already did that. And indeed you are correct it works with either version. I tried in on a computer the other day and it worked fine.

Thanks for the help.




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