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I have purchased a new laptop that has Windows 7 Home Premium installed (64 bit).  I want to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional.  Amazon is selling only one Windows 7 Professional upgrade package.  Will a Windows 7 Professional upgrade work for both 32 and/or 64 bit systems, or is there a special upgrade for both?

Thanks..Tom
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Usually the disk for both the 32 bit and the 64 bit come with the package.  The license key should work for either, but not both at the same time.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Windows 7 has two disks. 32 and 64. All versions are included on each disk, you choose during installation and use the key for the version you have.
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Windows Anytime Upgrade will only allow upgrades from a 32-bit version to a 32-bit version or from a 64-bit version to a 64-bit version. You can't upgrade from a 32-bit version to a 64-bit version with Windows Anytime Upgrade.

If you want to move from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or vice versa, you'll need to back up your files and choose the Custom option during Windows 7 installation. Then, you'll need to restore your files and reinstall your programs
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Hard to tell what's on the disks, because I was going to just download the upgrade from Amazon...quicker and a bit cheaper.  Do you think the downloaded version will be smart enough to know to ask, or detect my current version?

Thanks..Tom
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You should get the choice of 32bit or 64bit when you download or the file name will indicate the type.  Example:  x32 or x64
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1) If upgrading from 7HP to 7PRO with the SAME BIT TYPE (i.e. 32=>32 or 64=>64) do NOT purchase a complete package! (waste of money!) Use the ANYTIME UPGRADE instead.  Just go to CONTROL PANEL => SYSTEM and select the anytime upgrade there... You will need a valid upgrade key which is available at many sources for LESS than the price of a complete package, and the install will be quicker!

2) IF a student or educator go here:
http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/default.aspx
and get an upgrade key for a discount

3) Amazon sells the anytime upgrade as well here:
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Anytime-Upgrade-Professional/dp/B002JYU5WI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1299163525&sr=8-6

This will be your easiest and least expensive upgrade path!  It upgrades in place online and with NO disks to mangle... Just save your upgrade key!
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