1.    18 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 7
    windows 10

    New Win10 Computer OS Question


    This is a complicated question (at least for me.) I've been using Windows, almost every version since 3.1 (I skipped Vista.) Last year in April my Win7 desktop computer suffered a shorted motherboard. I knew I had to upgrade to win10 soon, but was watching closely the problems others were having (with 10.) I was out of work getting ready to retire. A friend gave me his old Win7 x32 computer which I'm using (I retired this past February.) I had updated the x32 computer to win10 before the "free upgrade" period ended.

    So now I can build a new x64 machine, but what are my options on an OS? I can build the machine and install my win7 SSD I guess, but since I had a valid win10 install (though it is 32 bit) I was wondering if there's any options for me to get to win10 x64 without buying a new one (I am on a tight fixed budget.)

    I attempted to contact Microsoft and got the virtual assistant and that was useless. Does anyone have some advice concerning my situation ?
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  2.    18 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,390
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by jaftwo View Post
    I was wondering if there's any options for me to get to win10 x64 without buying a new one (I am on a tight fixed budget.)

    I attempted to contact Microsoft and got the virtual assistant and that was useless. Does anyone have some advice concerning my situation ?
    32-bit v. 64-bit does not matter. The same product key and license works for either 32-bit or 64-bit of the same edition/version of Windows.

    Click on the link for "You recently made a significant hardware change" here:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...troubleshooter

    and also:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530
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