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Can I get a the 64 bit version of Windows 7 from Microsoft if I bought a PC from Dell w/ the 32 bit version? [duplicate]

Can I get a the 64 bit version of Windows 7 from Microsoft if I bought a PC from Dell w/ the 32 bit version? [duplicate]

I just bought A Dell Opiplex 960 w/ Win 7 (32 bit) and I want to also have the 64 bit for testing (installed on a separate partition).

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Guest [Entry]

"Your serial key is valid for either and you should of got a choice when purchasing.

I am not sure if your licence covers you for using them both at the same time even if on the same machine. I think the answer would be no as I asked Microsoft directly a similar question a few years ago.

Your best bet is to ask Dell directly, you bought the machine from them and they should be the ones responsible for this sort of thing."
Guest [Entry]

"You would only have the option to install 32 & 64 bit if you purchased windows 7 as a retail product.

Any operating system bundled with a system will, under most situations always be an OEM product. Which apart from costing you 150$ less then it's retail alternative, is locked to the system it is pre-installed on via the eula agreement you had to agree to when starting your new system.

If you just want to test the 64bit on a different partition I would agree with Molly and install the Trial Enterprise edition of the software. When the trial runs out you can rearm the expiry date 3 times to squeeze another 90 days out of the install. Instructions can be found here"