As long as you go from:I currently have Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit. Is there a way to upgrade to the same version in 64bit with the license I have or must I buy a new license?
I do have a 64bit win7 DVD available.
I'm happy it worked out for you.It worked! Thanks!
I forgot that I had purchased an upgrade version, so I had to reinstall Vista first and then Upgrade to win7 (64-bit). That was a pain, but it worked in the end!
Interesting! How would this work? Would I enter my Vista key during the win7 install and then my win7 key after?I'm happy it worked out for you.
You should have been able to clean install (also known as fresh install) from the upgrade without needing Vista installed first. I myself and many others have done this ourselves.However you will still need the Vista license because an Upgrade is only legit if there is a qualifying older OS license available to upgrade from. So Vista is still needed for legal purposes but shouldn't be needed to install Windows 7.
I thought that would be the way Windows 7 would install myself.Interesting! How would this work? Would I enter my Vista key during the win7 install and then my win7 key after?
That would have saved me a lot of time...
And if you try installing without putting the key in. Does this not install Windows with a 30 day trial?Hmm... when I reinstalled, it specifically gave me an activation error referring to the fact that my key was valid for upgrades only. Maybe Microsoft activation has gotten smarter?
Oh no, don't worry, I did manage to get it activated. It's just that I had to do a full install of Vista before hand, which is kinda silly of MS.Yikes, how do they expect us to help people when things don't always work the same way. I'm starting to feel as if I am leading you on a wild goose chase.
The only option I see you have left would be to call MS for activation at this point.
I feel kinda bad because you did have Windows 7 activated after upgrading from Vista.
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