Windows 10: For switching from 64 bit to 32 bit, do we need to worry about windows activation key?

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  1. Ghost363 Win User

    For switching from 64 bit to 32 bit, do we need to worry about windows activation key?


    For switching from 64 bit to 32 bit, do we need to worry about windows activation key? If so what will be the result of OEM key, retail key, and volume license of ots executed?


    Thanks in advance

    :)
     
    Ghost363, Mar 23, 2020
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  2. switching from 32 bit to 64 bit

    Because the Media Creation Tool will usually contain both 32 and 64 bit versions along with a mix of Pro and Home, so if you have a mix of systems you want to upgrade and switch up like you are planning to do now.

     
    Andre Da Costa, Mar 23, 2020
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  3. pepoluan Win User
    Windows 10 Upgrade 32-bit to 64-bit

    So, Windows 10 Upgrade is being rolled out worldwide, and I have 'reserved' my upgrade.

    Currently my computer is running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. I'm planning to 'upgrade' it to Windows 10 64-bit (via fresh install, of course).

    After reading many references, these will be the steps I'll do:

    1. Let the "Get Windows 10" app upgrade my OS to Windows 10 32-bit
    2. Note the activation key
    3. Download the Installation Media for Windows 10, but choosing 64-bit instead
    4. Perform a clean install
    5. Reactivate using the activation key in Step #2

    (Of course I'll backup my data first.)

    However, I still have some questions:

    1. On Windows 7, the activation key does not differ between 32- or 64-bit versions. Is it still so with Windows 10?
    2. Will I be able to download a different architecture on Step #3?
    3. Is there anything I need to prepare beforehand?

    Thank you for your assistance.
     
    pepoluan, Mar 23, 2020
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  4. For switching from 64 bit to 32 bit, do we need to worry about windows activation key?

    How do I install IE 32 bit and/or switch from 64 bit to 32 bit?

    Windows 10: Internet Explorer

    • You need to have Windows 10 64-bit(x64) to use this feature
    • To check:
      • Click on Windows Key
      • Click on Settings
      • Click on System
      • On left panel click on About
      • On right panel check system type:
        • System Type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
          • That means you have Windows 10 64-bit
        • System Type: 32-bit operating system, x86-based processor
          • That means you have Windows 10 32-bit
    • Internet Explorer
      • 32-bit(x86):
        • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplorer.exe
      • 64-bit(x64):
        • C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplorer.exe
    Note:
    • You cannot switch between Windows 10 32-bit to 64-bit. you need to re-install Windows 10 64 bit.
    • To download Windows 10 64-bit:
      Microsoft - "Windows 10 - Download tool now"

    • For switching from 64 bit to 32 bit, do we need to worry about windows activation key? 7b23dd14-23cd-4459-bfc9-5fe838d21118.png

    • If you have Windows 10 64-bit, you can run any application which supports 64-bit and as well as 32-bit
     
    Roharashraj™, Mar 23, 2020
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