There is no way I am going to come out of this question with my pride, so here it goes...
I rec'd the email from the Microsoft Store that I can download my pre-ordered Upgrade to Windows 7 Professional. I click on the link and it takes me to the Microsoft Store site that is shown in my included screenshot.
CURRENT OPERATING SYSTEM: a full version of Windows XP Professional 32bit
GOAL: I want to UPGRADE to the 64 bit version of Windows 7 Professional.
I am confused as to which file I am supposed to download in order to run the upgrade for Windows 7 Professional. I have provided a screenshot of the site with the 4 different versions that I can download to install Windows 7.
Displayed are both 64 & 32 bit versions of either an "ISO" file or an "Executable" Install file. I would prefer to download the ISO file version and burn it to a DVD. This way I have a solid copy in case I have to re-install later.
My confusion is centered around the 64/32 bit-specification of the install files shown in the screenshot.
Does the bit-version specification mean what I want to upgrade to?
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Does the bit-version specification mean what environment the upgrade process will be executing in?
(Believe me folks...I know I am over-thinking this, but I am confused)
I am confused because I cannot confirm the exact steps to initiate the UPGRADE. Using the ISO option, How do I initiate the UPGRADE?
METHOD 1: Do initiate from within my current Windows environment ???
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METHOD 2: Do I insert the DVD, Shut-Down, and then Boot-Up to begin install ???
If "Within Curr Windows Environment" is used then that would imply that I need to get the 32bit ISO file so that the install will properly execute in my current Windows 32bit environment (and then later during the UPGRADE process, declare that I want the 64bit version of Windows 7)?
If "Re-Boot" method is used then that would imply to me that I should get the 64bit ISO file so that my UPGRADE will be a 64bit version of Windows7 Pro.
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