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Upgrade from 32 to 64 bit on same license?

ChurchedAtheist

Your resident psycho hobo
I am running Windows 7 x86 that I got from the win741 site for $30. It is an upgrade license that I used to upgrade from Vista. My question is if i can run an upgrade install from windows 7 Home premium x86 to windows 7 Home premium x64 on that same license?
 

EvilSeph

Administrator
I'm not 100% sure anymore. But on launch, the keys were not architecture specific. Meaning you could go with 32bit or 64bit provided you had the right flavour of Windows 7.
 

FrozenIpaq

Justin B / Supp. Editor
Staff member
Enforcer Team
You can't upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit without doing a clean install. However the keys should work on the new 64-bit install, they keys are interchangeable with 32/64 bit versions
 

ChurchedAtheist

Your resident psycho hobo
You can't upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit without doing a clean install. However the keys should work on the new 64-bit install, they keys are interchangeable with 32/64 bit versions
I know that, but what im wondering is if i can 'upgrade' from an install to another install using the same key.
 

amrcidiot

MFM Survivor
I don't know about this.
I had a friend that had Win 7 64 and I gave him my 32 key, and it didn't work for him (bought it from that thing way back in November for $19 bucks).
He may have copied it wrong, but he had to settle for a less legal key.
 

ChurchedAtheist

Your resident psycho hobo
ok. cool. I have a few more questions:
1. Im going to upgrade my ram. How can i see the speed of my ram? Im not sure if it is currently DDR2 PC2-5300 or 6400.
2. Is the ram speed limited by the FSB? If so, how would I find it's speed?
 

elite

Oldie moldie
You can get some RAM info by typing dxdiag in "Run..", or in the "search programs and files" box in Vista/7.
 

ChurchedAtheist

Your resident psycho hobo
You can get some RAM info by typing dxdiag in "Run..", or in the "search programs and files" box in Vista/7.
Just says that i have 3072mb ram, not the speed of it.
 
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