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Old 13. Apr 2016, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Install Win 7 64bit on refurbished laptop

Win 7 32bit was installed on a refurbished HP laptop with SSD.
Now have 8G of RAM and it could run 64bit since it is presently running Win 10 64bit.

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If i find a valid Win 7 64bit .iso somewhere on the web, can the registration key for the refurbished 32bit work for it too?
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Yes. See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...8-fd7feb7d1915
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Old 13. Apr 2016, 07:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you Joe!

I like that.


Latest Win 10 update made me go through validity check another time.
Also, the fact that it take me to the profile page and tells me i haven't bought any apps yet and that i should spend some money, kinda just made me go "brrrr".
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You're welcome. Strange. W10 doesn't take me to the profile page. Maybe it's because I have a local account. Besides, I hardly boot into Windows these days so I am not likely to notice.
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I'd like to dual boot with Linux but the only distro that seemed to do well with Win 10 was MX-15. Not that the latter wasn't good. Just prefer LinuxMint.

Besides, this latest "spot check" by Windows... anyway, i don't want to rant on...
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Strange. I am dual booting Mint with W10 on a UEFI machine and I don't have any problems.
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Well, don't want to insist on the change of subject...
but, do recall one time trying to resize partition via Windows and the OS would not let me (even if i did have the space). Had to do it via GParted and then had some messages in Windows that it had to check for errors etc. Never had problems partitioning with Win 7.
But, now that i know i can install Win 7 64bit, it makes it more enticing!
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You have to be careful when partitioning. Windows was probably confused when you partitioned with GParted. Anyway, that's another topic.
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Changing the Windows system partition size produces messages because the partition details are confirmed by Windows when it starts.
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Old 14. Apr 2016, 02:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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if you get a valid Win 7 64bit .iso from Microsoft,
then you will have to validate your key thus:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/soft...nload/windows7
but you can get the ISO only from elsewhere:
http://softlay.net/operating-system/...32-64-bit.html

in both cases - it is assumed that your Product Key is still valid,
as otherwise you will have issues in obtaining such a key.
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