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Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit to 64 bit [duplicate]

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit to 64 bit [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit NFR Installation DVD, but I want to install the 64 bit version. Is it possible to use the key that I've received for the 32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate version to install the 64 bit version? (e.g. using the Windows 7 ultimate RTM ISO download available from various sources)

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Guest [Entry]

"I don't know Microsoft's official position, but at the Server 2008 launch last year they gave out a 32-bit and a 64-bit version. They included 2 keys: 1 for a virtual install, the other for physical. That must mean both keys are valid with both versions.

I've also seen VLK's get rejected on OEM CD's and vice versa on XP (used to work for school district and we kept confusing CD's).

I guess that means your product key is licensed for Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit NFR as well, but it would be hard to obtain if it even exists, since NFR isn't intended for public distribution. (But hey that doesn't stop some folks, right?)"
Guest [Entry]

When I got my Windows 7 party pack, It had both 64-bit and 32-bit install disks. There was a note inside explaining that the same key could be used for either version. However, I could only install it once. IE not once for 64 and once for 32.