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    Upgrading to 64 bit

    I have a 3 license copy of Win 7, which I have installed on 3 separate computers, all 32 bit. I recently upgraded the CPU and MB on one computer, and it can now handle 64 bit. (As part of that process, I had to call MS tech support to Win 7 get re-validated.)

    Can I use the 64 bit disc that came with Win 7 to upgrade one computer from 32 bit to 64 bit? Will I have to get re-validated if I do? And more importantly, will MS agree to re-validate?

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    Dbear,

    Welcome to the forum. You should have no problem.

    Can I use the 64 bit disc that came with Win 7 to upgrade one computer from 32 bit to 64 bit?
    Yes, absolutely.

    Will I have to get re-validated if I do?
    Perhaps.

    will MS agree to re-validate?
    Not a problem, as long as the license you're using is the one for the 32-bit install you just deleted (therefore, not being used).
    Of course, you will have to reinstall all your old programs. Make sure your data, including email files, is stored on a different partition.

    Zig

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    Just recognize that you have to do a clean install including a reinstall of all your programs.

    Jerry

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    Yep, I figured I'd have to re-install everything. But at least I can do it. Thanks, all.

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    Let us know how it goes.

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