Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit version


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JT

Does anybody know whether or not a 64 bit version also comes with 32 bit
version? I have seen an offer of 64 bit version at students price but
not sure if it also includes 32 bit version.

JT
 
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Trev

JT said:
Does anybody know whether or not a 64 bit version also comes with 32 bit
version? I have seen an offer of 64 bit version at students price but not
sure if it also includes 32 bit version.

JT
It allows you to download either 32 or 64 bit
 
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Jack

JT said:
Does anybody know whether or not a 64 bit version also comes with 32 bit
version? I have seen an offer of 64 bit version at students price but not
sure if it also includes 32 bit version.

JT
Retail versions do; OEM versions don't.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Does anybody know whether or not a 64 bit version also comes with 32 bit
version?

With a regular Retail version, yes (however your license lets you
choose between the two; you may not use both, on two machines). With
an OEM version, no.

I have seen an offer of 64 bit version at students price but
not sure if it also includes 32 bit version.

Sorry, I don't know about the Student version.
 
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Trev

Jack said:
Where do you download the OEM versions so it works with the key one
already has?
If you have a key you don't need to download one. You apply to MS and if you
are genuine the post a link to your university email address that lets you
download your copy from Digital River
 
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Andrew

Ken Blake said:
With a regular Retail version, yes (however your license lets you
choose between the two; you may not use both, on two machines). With
an OEM version, no.
What about using both on the same machine?
 
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nooneyouknow

Trev said:
If you have a key you don't need to download one. You apply to MS and if
you are genuine the post a link to your university email address that lets
you download your copy from Digital River
This Digital River?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/26/microsoft_windows_7_digital_river_headache/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/01/dziuba_digital_river/

No Thanks.

BTW, I saw nothing other than the Retail versions being offered. Like Jack,
I think the OEM Key won't work with a retail copy.
 
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Trev

nooneyouknow said:
This Digital River?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/26/microsoft_windows_7_digital_river_headache/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/01/dziuba_digital_river/

No Thanks.

BTW, I saw nothing other than the Retail versions being offered. Like
Jack, I think the OEM Key won't work with a retail copy.
The op asked about student Purchased copies the answer was that they do both
32 bit and 64 bit
of Home or Pro. But as you don't get Physical discs then you get one or the
other.
 
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Dave

Trev said:
The op asked about student Purchased copies the answer was that they do
both 32 bit and 64 bit
of Home or Pro. But as you don't get Physical discs then you get one or
the other.
I bought Windows 7 Professional Student Edition from there, got a download
to use right away w/key and a DVD in mail later, but had to pay small amount
extra for the DVD. When you download you can download and exe to run right
away or an iso to burn a DVD. Would have opted for the iso, but I've not
burned an ISO DVD yet and didn't want to go through the learning curve right
now. If It's like burning a CD then it should be painless.
HTH,
Dave
 
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Dave

Andrew said:
What about using both on the same machine?
If you install the 64 bit OS then you have both. It will run 32 and 64 bit
software and there is both installed from MS, such as IE in both 32 and 64.
Plus you take advantage of a 64 bit architecture.
If you install 32 bit version because you don't have 64 bit architecture,
then you only get 32 bit software.
HTH,
Dave
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

If you install the 64 bit OS then you have both.

Not correct. If you install the 64-bit version, you have the 64-bit
version. You do not have both versions.

It will run 32 and 64 bit
software

That's generally (but not 100%) correct. But even if it were 100%
correct, having the ability to run both doesn't mean that you have
both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions.
 
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Dave

Ken Blake said:
Not correct. If you install the 64-bit version, you have the 64-bit
version. You do not have both versions.




That's generally (but not 100%) correct. But even if it were 100%
correct, having the ability to run both doesn't mean that you have
both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions.
OK, since I'm technically wrong, please inform me what the difference is
Dave
 
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Andrew

Dave said:
OK, since I'm technically wrong, please inform me what the difference is
Dave
Here's one example.
If you run Notepad.exe in the 64bit version you are running 64bit notepad.
There is no 32bit notepad in that version.
 
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Dave

Andrew said:
Here's one example.
If you run Notepad.exe in the 64bit version you are running 64bit notepad.
There is no 32bit notepad in that version.
OK, I understand that, but AFAIK notepad is installed in both versions, both
64 and 32. If you have Win 7 64 bit version installed it will run any
program included in your Win 7 whether 64 or 32 bit. And if you don't have
a 64 bit capable machine so you install 32 bit version, then you have all
the same MS programs that come with your particular version of Win 7, and
those programs will be the same name, just 32 bit instead of 64. Now, the
only limitation I can see is if you have a 32 bit install and want to use a
64 bit program, you can't. But, are there any 64 bit ONLY programs? AFAIK
every Windows has the same amount of programs built into it whether it's 32
or 64.
So my answer to the OP was he didn't need both 32 and 64 bit versions since,
if he has a 64 bit capable machine, then he can install the 64 bit and run
any 64 bit program he chooses or 32 bit program he chooses.
Dave
 
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Roy Smith

I bought Windows 7 Professional Student Edition from there, got a
download to use right away w/key and a DVD in mail later, but had to pay
small amount extra for the DVD. When you download you can download and
exe to run right away or an iso to burn a DVD. Would have opted for the
iso, but I've not burned an ISO DVD yet and didn't want to go through
the learning curve right now. If It's like burning a CD then it should
be painless.
If you've burned a regular CD ISO then burning a DVD ISO is not that
much different. The main difference is ensuring you have the software
that is capable of doing the task. If you know it can, then you simply
open the ISO with your burner software and tell it to burn... oh and
naturally you must use a blank DVD. :)

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Roy Smith
Windows 7 Home Premium

Timestamp: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 1:23:20 PM
 

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