Windows 7

I have Window 7 Pro (32 bit) installed on a PC that is dying.  I have misplaced the disk.  I just built a replacement machine.  How can I get the setup for Windows 7 Pro?  And even more important,  can I obtain (==no more cash already bought 32 bit version...) the 64 it version?
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
>>> can I obtain (==no more cash already bought 32 bit version...) the 64 it version?

You must upgrade through the Microsoft Anytime Upgrade procedure (Computer, Properties). There will be cash involved as the upgrade is not free so far as I know. .... Thinkpads_User
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you have an OEM copy of Windows 7 (very likely) then I'm afriad you have no choice. That install cannot be transferred or reinstalled on another PC.  You can only transfer with a full retail copy.  If you had a full retail copy, contact Microsoft - they should be able to provide either a download link (REALLY don't know if they are doing this yet for client operating systems) or replace the media for a minimal cost.  
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
thinkpads_user: the freshly built pc (64 bit),  has no OS and so I don't see the path on the new machine and my old ailing machine is 32 bit.

leew: I have and lost the full retail copy,  do you have a link, an email or URL to "talk" to Microsoft about this?  I keep getting bounced to a "buy it" screen.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to obtain your DVD and licensing. Use the Microsoft Store contact numbers and ask to speak to someone. You will need at least a receipt.  Perhaps with the receipt, they can get you a 64-bit DVD for just the upgrade cost.

.... Thinkpads_User
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Microsoft Store contact numbers are here:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Site_Contact_Us

.... Thinkpads_User
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jcimarronCommented:
hbash--I do not think you can "upgrade" from 32 bit to 64 bit.  You are not upgrading since you want to install Win 7 64 bit on another PC.  And since you need a new installation disk anyway for the new PC, you will have to buy a new disk which will be 64 bit.  The new disk can be OEM or full retail.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You cannot upgrade in place, but you can upgrade in terms of money and then put it on another disk/machine.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you. I was pleased to assist, and good luck going forward with Windows 7 64-bit. I really like it. .... Thinkpads_User
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