1. Shubhankar Deb's Avatar
    I had purchased windows 8.1 (32 bit) for my personal computer, I sold the computer by deactivating the windows and purchased a new laptop (hp 15-g207ax 64 bit) can i switch the 32 bit series of windows into 64 bit series with the same product key?
    04-19-2015 05:12 AM
  2. hotphil's Avatar
    Notwithstanding the licensing, you can't "switch" from 32 to 64bit (or vice versa) - it needs a clean install to do that.

    The licensing question is a little confusing and depends on what kind of licence you had on the old machine and what kind is on the new one (if any). If I understand your question correctly, then probably "yes". Check the documentation/media that came with the licence you want to install.
  3. hotphil's Avatar
    Notwithstanding the licensing, you can't "switch" from 32 to 64bit (or vice versa) - it needs a clean install to do that.

    The licensing question is a little confusing and depends on what kind of licence you had on the old machine and what kind is on the new one (if any). If I understand your question correctly, then probably "yes". Check the documentation/media that came with the licence you want to install.
    04-19-2015 05:17 AM

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