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Replacing retail Win7 Home 32-bit with 64-bit, using key from 32?

#1oddmonster666Posted 4/3/2014 3:47:51 AM
Thanks to a recent convo with my sis, I got curious. I have read into a number of topics for more info, but I'd like to bring the question up here to make sure my understanding is correct.

-She has Windows 7 Home 32-bit installed.

-According to some research I did, an OEM license is pretty restrictive and identified by "OEM" being present in the key's string. Based on this, her key is not OEM.

Based on these links, my understanding is that if she:
-Owns a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit DVD (non-OEM)
-Removes her Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit install
-Installs Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Conclusion: She can activate it using the 32-bit key.

Would this be correct? Please let me know if I should clarify anything. I'm tired. XP
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#2reincarnator07Posted 4/3/2014 5:00:58 AM
Did you buy a retail copy of w7? If not, it's probably the OEM version.
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#3drinkPosted 4/3/2014 6:21:43 AM(edited)
If you own a win7 64bit disc, it should come with a key of its own.

Not sure if this helps, but I own a NFR windows 7 and have one key that works for both 32 and 64
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#4ShubPosted 4/3/2014 6:22:47 AM
Windows 7 product keys work independently of whether you have a 32- or 64-bit install.
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