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Formatting and installing Windows 7 using an upgrade disc
-I had a genuine copy of Windows XP installed 3 years ago or so.
-I bought a digital upgrade copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit, and installed it over Windows XP
-I want to format and reinstall Windows 7, but now that I have more RAM and a 64-bit processor, I want to install a 64-bit copy of Windows 7.
So, my questions are:
1) Will the key I have from my upgrade copy of Windows 7 work when I activate a 64-bit Windows 7 install?
2) Will the upgrade disc I burned 3 years ago be able to install a 64-bit version instead of a 32-bit version? I'm guessing it won't since I had to choose before purchasing, if I recall correctly.
3) If not, but my key will work, what's the best way to get the software to install without actually buying it, since I already have a key?
4) If I do end up installing Windows 7 from the upgrade disc, how can I ensure I don't get the notorious "this key is only for upgrades" error, since I know it's totally possible to do a clean install with an upgrade disc in some circumstances?