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  1. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 5
    10 Enterprise 32bit
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Can I Upgrade from Enterprise 32 bit to 64 bit on recent purchase


    I recently purchased a used laptop with Windows 10 Enterprise 32bit installed (activated) and would like to upgrade to 64bit in able to allow the system to see 8GB of RAM. 32bit can only see 4GB but 64bit will allow for an upgrade to 8GB.

    I would like to do this upgrade but since I purchased the system with Ent32 installed and activated I would like to make sure I do not have to purchase a new key when doing the upgrade. to Ent64. I have no reason to think there is anything out of order with my current key but since I didn't install it....

    Can anyone tell me how to do this without any grief? There have been no hardware upgrades and when 64 is installed the RAM will of course be increased to 8 by replacing both modules.

    I am hoping it is a simple reinstall from ISO and their system will validate it not caring that it is now 64 bit but would like to have some input to save me hassles.


    Thanks for your assistance, in advance!
    Coop

    Constantly upgrading Dell D630's and D830's
    currently

    2007 Dell D830,
    PM965
    T9300, 2.5GHz Core2duo
    4GB DDR2 6700
    Windows10 Enterprise 32bit
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2

    From this web page... How to migrate to Windows 10 64 bit from 32 bit versions of Windows - Microsoft Community

    UPDATE: With the release of Windows 10 November Update (1511), build 10586, you can switch directly to a 64 bit version of Windows 10 using your product key.



    • Switching to Windows 10 64 bit is free, you don't have to pay for it. As long as you have a qualifying Windows 7 or 8 or Windows 10 license, you are entitled to use it.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 143
    Win 7 8 and 10
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    cooper barrett said: View Post
    I recently purchased a used laptop with Windows 10 Enterprise 32bit installed (activated)
    Sorry to hear that. That is a counterfeit installation of Windows
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  4. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 5
    10 Enterprise 32bit
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    Very helpful... Thanks for the prompt and very helpful response. Along with the instructions I found inside that link (http://m.winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-make-sure-your-free-copy-windows-10-activated) tit was pointed out that once windows 10 is installed on the machine it has a digital footprint so just "SKIP"and requests for activation key. Looks straight forward enough and I will install new SSD, boot from CD iso and preform a new clean install and then preform upgrades and build the software package again. When I did this early on in 10's development I hit snags and hopefully they are all worked out now.

    It looks straight forward and if for some reason that the seller of the laptop did install a bootlegged copy of windows 10 Enterprise I will pass along his contact info to MS. I seriously doubt someone would sell me a puter with stolen OS and give me his home address, phone, and company email address.... I guess there are some stupid people out there but then there appears to be stupid people everywhere you look...IJS..I hope Porthos didn't waste his vote for POTUS on Gary Johnson....

    Wullail said: View Post
    From this web page... How to migrate to Windows 10 64 bit from 32 bit versions of Windows - Microsoft Community

    UPDATE: With the release of Windows 10 November Update (1511), build 10586, you can switch directly to a 64 bit version of Windows 10 using your product key.



    • Switching to Windows 10 64 bit is free, you don't have to pay for it. As long as you have a qualifying Windows 7 or 8 or Windows 10 license, you are entitled to use it.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,083
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #5

    cooper barrett said: View Post
    Very helpful... Thanks for the prompt and very helpful response. Along with the instructions I found inside that link (How to make sure your free copy of Windows 10 is activated | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows) tit was pointed out that once windows 10 is installed on the machine it has a digital footprint so just "SKIP"and requests for activation key. Looks straight forward enough and I will install new SSD, boot from CD iso and preform a new clean install and then preform upgrades and build the software package again. When I did this early on in 10's development I hit snags and hopefully they are all worked out now.
    The advice you got and quoted, the information given on that website does not apply to Windows 10 Enterprise edition. It, digital license or digital entitlement only applies to Home, Pro and Education editions.

    Windows 10 Enterprise is only sold through volume licensing (read more).

    You might be able to use the current 32 bit Enterprise edition for some time before its activation will be blocked by Microsoft and you get the counterfeit watermark. All Enterprise licenses as well as computers sold with Enterprise edition to private users are invalid, for instance some not too honest users who subscribe to various MSDN plans getting a few extra multiple activation keys are selling these through various channels. They all have one thing common: they are counterfeit licenses, either keys not for resale or different activation hacks that bypass volume license key servers.


    cooper barrett said: View Post
    It looks straight forward and if for some reason that the seller of the laptop did install a bootlegged copy of windows 10 Enterprise I will pass along his contact info to MS. I seriously doubt someone would sell me a puter with stolen OS and give me his home address, phone, and company email address.... I guess there are some stupid people out there but then there appears to be stupid people everywhere you look...IJS
    That happens more often than you could guess. Some sellers really are so stupid they do not understand they are selling something they have no right to sell which then stops working at some point when new "owner" has already paid for it, other sellers know very well what they are doing but do not care.


    cooper barrett said: View Post
    I hope Porthos didn't waste his vote for POTUS on Gary Johnson....
    Fellow geek Porthos was right:

    Porthos said: View Post
    Sorry to hear that. That is a counterfeit installation of Windows
    Kari
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 143
    Win 7 8 and 10
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    Now what COA sticker is on this computer?? There might be a FREE LEGAL way to get out of the mess.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,382
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #7

    I will agree with eveyone that posted that the current version of Enterprise you have installed is not legitimate.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 5
    10 Enterprise 32bit
       4 Weeks Ago #8

    Could someone show me where it states that if a company sells a computer or gives it to an employee that has Enterprise OS installed on it that the license becomes invalid? I would think it would be valid on that machine only until it has to be renewed.

    Once again, I was not asking about it being legitimate, as I believe it is until exp. date occurs, but rather about changing from a 32 bit to a 64 bit version.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,083
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #9

    cooper barrett said: View Post
    Once again, I was not asking about it being legitimate, as I believe it is until exp. date occurs, but rather about changing from a 32 bit to a 64 bit version.
    There are three different ways the laptop you bought can have been activated. Let's forget the one that's clearly illegal (activation hacks), and talk about legal volume licensing options.

    Volume Activation uses KMS (Key Management Service) or MAK (Multiple Activation Key). A KMS key means that the organisation that owns the license has their own key management server, and all computers contact this server on regular basis to check the activation validity. MAK is a single 25 character product key that the organisation is allowed to activate a certain number of computers.

    License agreements clearly forbid organisations to resell these licenses. Only way to purchase them is through an authorized Microsoft Volume Licensing Partner (Welcome to Microsoft Next Generation Volume Licensing), Enterprise licenses are not sold in retail outlets or eBay (those that are sold on eBay or other online stores are without an exception counterfeit).

    Read more: Difference Between KMS and MAK | Difference Between

    Only way to go from 32 bit to 64 bit is a clean install which would automatically null and void any possible activation your 32 bit Windows 10 Enterprise laptop has. A freshly installed 64 bit Enterprise would need either contact the organisations key management server, or you would need to manually enter the MAK key which would be away from the license quota of the organisation owning that license.

    The Enterprise edition of Windows 10 on laptop you bought is not legit. This fact does not change, regardless of how many times or in how many different ways you ask it.

    Kari
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,382
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #10

    And, where would you download the 64 bit Enterprise Windows 10 from anyway that is not a trial version?
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