1.    07 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2017
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    windows 10

    Windows10 upgrade from x32 to x64


    Dear *,

    I have a question regarding an upgrade from windows10 x32 to x64

    So I have Acer One 10 with Windows 10 Home x32 installed (German), and the windows is activated with digital license and linked to my hotmail account.

    Now i downloaded the windows media creation toll and i want make an installation usb disk with windows 10 x64 (ENG) .

    1)

    My question is when i do this and install the x64 version. can I then activate the windows10 with the digital licence that is linked to my account ???

    2)

    I can choose in the media creation toll following editions : windows 10 , windows 10 home single language, windows 10 N.

    What is the difference between those versions?

    Best Regards.
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  2.    07 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,841
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by www111 View Post
    Dear *,

    I have a question regarding an upgrade from windows10 x32 to x64

    So I have Acer One 10 with Windows 10 Home x32 installed (German), and the windows is activated with digital license and linked to my hotmail account.

    Now i downloaded the windows media creation toll and i want make an installation usb disk with windows 10 x64 (ENG) .

    1)

    My question is when i do this and install the x64 version. can I then activate the windows10 with the digital licence that is linked to my account ???
    Hi www111 and welcome to Tenforums.
    Once a system has had W10 installed and activated, you can reinstall as often as you like/need and the system will see the activation on the MS servers and activate when you go online. Since you also have this system linked to your MS account, if there are ever any problems, you can run the activation troubleshooter and that should resolve things. You just have to be sure you install the same OS as what's on there, i.e. W10 Home, or W10Pro, or W10 Education, W10N, etc..

    Quote Originally Posted by www111 View Post
    2)

    I can choose in the media creation toll following editions : windows 10 , windows 10 home single language, windows 10 N.

    What is the difference between those versions?

    Best Regards.
    Unless you know for sure you have single language, or N, it's likely that you have plain old W10 - that is the most common. W10N is missing Media Player, single language is just that - single language.
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  3.    07 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2017
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    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Dear simrick,

    thank you for the quick answer.

    1)
    I didn't get one thing from your answer. Currently is installed the 32-bit version of windows 10 and I want to reinstall to 64-bit version, will i then be able to activate the windows via MS servers ?

    2) so if i have window 10 home , i should chose in media creation tool the "windows 10" or "windows 10 home single language"? I don't know if my windows is single language.

    Best Regards.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    07 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,841
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by www111 View Post
    Dear simrick,

    thank you for the quick answer.

    1)
    I didn't get one thing from your answer. Currently is installed the 32-bit version of windows 10 and I want to reinstall to 64-bit version, will i then be able to activate the windows via MS servers ?

    2) so if i have window 10 home , i should chose in media creation tool the "windows 10" or "windows 10 home single language"? I don't know if my windows is single language.

    Best Regards.
    Yes, if you clean install the same OS you will be able to activate no problem. Bit-ness makes no difference.
    Yes, choose W10 - if you had single language, you would be aware of it, I'm pretty sure.
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  5.    07 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,645
    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    Quote Originally Posted by www111 View Post
    Dear simrick,

    thank you for the quick answer.

    1)
    I didn't get one thing from your answer. Currently is installed the 32-bit version of windows 10 and I want to reinstall to 64-bit version, will i then be able to activate the windows via MS servers ?

    2) so if i have window 10 home , i should chose in media creation tool the "windows 10" or "windows 10 home single language"? I don't know if my windows is single language.

    Best Regards.
    1) Yes. You'll have to do a clean install; an upgrade isn't allowed when you are changing "bitness".

    2) For it to activate, you'll have to install the same version as you already have. (Home.) My memory is a little hazy on this, but I believe that the version delivered by the Media Creation Tool for the US contains both Home and Pro. I think that you skip a license key during the install, and choose to install Home. Try running "systeminfo" in a command line window. (Doesn't need to be run as admin). Scroll up. You'll get version information. I'm not sure that it's exactly what you need but it's harmless.
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  6.    07 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,526
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    1) Yes. You'll have to do a clean install; an upgrade isn't allowed when you are changing "bitness".
    Correct. But your digital licence is just for Windows 10 - it covers both 32 and 64 bit installs.

    2) For it to activate, you'll have to install the same version as you already have. (Home.) My memory is a little hazy on this, but I believe that the version delivered by the Media Creation Tool for the US contains both Home and Pro.
    Yes, it does, as does the English (International) version (which may be more appropriate for the @www111's purpose). When running the MCT choose 'Windows 10' (not the N or single language versions). In fact the install media will contain Pro, Home, Home single language, and Education.

    I think that you skip a license key during the install, and choose to install Home.
    The Acer One 10 would appear to have been originally supplied with Windows 8.1. Though a later model may have been supplied with Windows 10. Either way, the key for the OEM windows would be embedded in the bios. The setup should detect this key and not ask for one, it should also automatically install the version (Home/Pro) that the key is for.

    Try running "systeminfo" in a command line window. (Doesn't need to be run as admin). Scroll up. You'll get version information. I'm not sure that it's exactly what you need but it's harmless.
    The line you should look for is the second line, the one for "OS Name:".
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  7.    08 Jul 2017 #7
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,447
    Windows 10 IoT

    I really wish they would change that, have it say Windows 10 Multi-Edition or Windows 10 All. Something, instead of just Windows 10. So many people download the SL just because it has "Home" in the description. Then can't activate and have to do it all over again.
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