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I have 2 drives with windows 7 pro. One is set up 32 bit, the other 64 bit. What would happen if i take the 32 bit out of my machine and swap in the 64 bit

I have 2 drives with windows 7 pro. One is set up 32 bit,  the other 64 bit. What would happen if i take the 32 bit out of my machine and swap in the 64 bit
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
was the x64 installation from that system?
if it was built on a different system with different hardware, it will want to activate again because of the hardware changes
possible it may not even boot because of driver incompatibility but if it did you would need to install hardware drivers in addition to reactivating windows
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dennisryan01Author Commented:
the 64 bit is from a different machine
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
then you have to deal with what i stated earlier as far as activation and driver issues
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, if the source machine is OEM Windows, you cannot move it anyway (Microsoft policy).
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nobusCommented:
any special reason why you want to that? maybe we can help better if you post the problem
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not enough information to confirm an answer.
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nobusCommented:
dennis - can you please post the solturion?  we still don't know it
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dennisryan01Author Commented:
I wondered about dual booting. I didn't want to lose my 32 bit programs, and wondered about putting my older drive with win 7 in my newer machine which I was going to run as 64 bit and on  boot thought I might choose which hard drive with win 7 to load.

Didn't think about drivers, or msft authorization.

My ?solution? was not to put the older hard drive i my new machine.  I am keeping the older machine  alive and networked it.
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dennisryan01Author Commented:
Not a clear presentation of my issue/question.  Apologies
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