Windows 10: win10 x64 to win10 32bit same key??

  1.    12 Jan 2017 #1

    win10 x64 to win10 32bit same key??

    I have an old PC running win10 x64, but I want to "downgrade" to win10 32bit as this oldie only has 2 Gbyte ram. Will that work with the same OEM key? It is an old Compaq desktop PC.
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  2.    12 Jan 2017 #2

    If it's same PC then there is no problem you won't need a key
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       12 Jan 2017 #3

    Burgurne said: View Post
    I have an old PC running win10 x64, but I want to "downgrade" to win10 32bit.
    That will have to be a clean install, you can't 'upgrade' to change the 'bits' of the OS. Before you start, make sure you have backed up all your documents/files and have the keys for any software you may need to reinstall. As Samuria says, you can skip entering the key for Windows, a digital licence for your PC is on Microsoft's activation servers, it should activate automatically without a key.
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