Windows 10: can I upgrade both my desktop (win 7 64 bit) and my laptop (win 7 32)?

Discus and support can I upgrade both my desktop (win 7 64 bit) and my laptop (win 7 32)? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; May have been answered previously but search didn't find. If so - sorry! Have 2 computers -a desktop (64 bit) and a laptop (32 bit) - both Win 7 Pro... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by RAPw10, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. RAPw10 Win User

    can I upgrade both my desktop (win 7 64 bit) and my laptop (win 7 32)?


    May have been answered previously but search didn't find. If so - sorry!

    Have 2 computers -a desktop (64 bit) and a laptop (32 bit) - both Win 7 Pro Sp1. Can I upgrade each to the appropriate Win 10 (IE 64 to 64 and 32 to 32)?

    Only use laptop when on vacation ... use desktop daily.

    :)
     
    RAPw10, Aug 26, 2015
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  2. MiguelFed Win User

    Upgraded from Win 7 64 bit to Win 10 - was Win 10 64 bit automatic?

    Please somebody help me out. I had Win 64 bit on my PC. It worked much smoother and faster than Win 7 32 bit. I later upgraded to Win 10; however, I was not given an option of 32 or 64 bit. Was it automatic? I think my sys is 32 bit. I also deleted
    files enabling me to revert to Win 7 64 easily. If I have Win 10 32 bit, can I convert or upgrade to 64 bit? If so, do I need to revert back to 7 64 bit first or reinstall 7 64 back to get extra files I deleted first? Please inform.

    Thanx, Miguel
     
    MiguelFed, Aug 26, 2015
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  3. CliveBiss Win User
    Win 10 upgrade on a Win 7 and Win 8.1 multi boot system

    I have a system that multi boots into win 7 or win 8.1. Why ? Well win 7 is 32 bit and win 8.1 is 64 bit and I was going to slowly set up the 8.1 system to mirror the programs on the 32 bit Win 7 install as there is no automatic 32 to 64 bit migration path.
    Both have genuine Win 7 and Win 8.1 licences. I delayed the 8.1 upgrade as Win 10 was coming.

    Can I upgrade the Win 8.1 install to win 10 and keep the multi boot options as Win 7 and Win 10 or will the win 10 upgrade kill the current multi boot configuration.

    Any advice appreciated
     
    CliveBiss, Aug 26, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    can I upgrade both my desktop (win 7 64 bit) and my laptop (win 7 32)?

    Hello RAPw10, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    If the laptop and desktop are activated with two separate product keys, then yes. Otherwise, they are violating the EULA and both are in risk of being deactivated since a product key is only supposed to be activated on one installation at the same time.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
     
    Brink, Aug 26, 2015
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  5. Molyy Win User
    Don't get why not upgrade to Win 10 on both. It has been working fine to me so far. easy to use just like Win 7.
     
    Molyy, Aug 26, 2015
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  6. RAPw10 Win User
    OK - Thanks ... think diff keys ... both purchased (separately) with Win 7 installed. Is there utility to display Win key ? (is key in Register - location?)

    Confused: do WANT TO UPGRADE BOTH
     
    RAPw10, Aug 26, 2015
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  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Aug 26, 2015
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  8. NavyLCDR New Member

    can I upgrade both my desktop (win 7 64 bit) and my laptop (win 7 32)?

    Showkey will show you all the Microsoft keys on your computers. Google tenforums showkey to find the thread to download it
     
    NavyLCDR, Aug 26, 2015
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  9. RAPw10 Win User
    Thank you for the 'showkey' tip.

    I believe I've misled people ... I HAVEN'T installed Win 10 yet (not on either computer) !

    Confused by Brink's first response - in the 'Product Key' tutorial there is a note at the beginning that says:
    Both my PC's (desktop and laptop) are registered - both were purchased via Dell (at diff times) and I have activated each via MS ... so, based on the first response, I believe the ans to my initial question is that both PC's can be upgraded (technically and legally).

    I expect to wait a few months - Win 7 is working fine now ... and there will probably be Win 10/MS snafu's which will be patched.
     
    RAPw10, Aug 26, 2015
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Na, I knew you haven't yet, and was just asking. *Smile

    That quote is only if you had upgraded to Windows 10 for the free offer on say an activated Windows 7 PC.

    The free offer Windows 10 doesn't have a product key since you upgraded from say Windows 7. Instead the PC gets registered on Microsoft activation servers to have Windows 10 automatically activated whenever installed in the future on that specific PC.

    It'll show your key for Windows 7 when used in Windows 7.
     
    Brink, Aug 26, 2015
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  11. Word Man Win User
    Once you do the free upgrade to Windows 10 (Pro actually in your case), your hardware is recorded as a hashID on Microsoft Activation server and there is no Product Key (other than a generic one you can look up and publically know) per se (unless you buy a retail full version of Windows 10). You can supposedly make hardware, changes to your machine, short of upgrading the motherboard and the server will still recognize your system as duly activated.

    Appears you understand the key question's answer, hope the above helps unconfuse some. Don't blame you for waiting a bit. I did it just to escape from Windows 8.

    EDIT: Well dang, Brink answered already, as I serenely sat here fat-fingering my own response.*092
     
    Word Man, Aug 26, 2015
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  12. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Glad we could help. *Smile
     
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018
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