Windows 10: Will it still get the digital entitlement? Solved

  1.    13 Jul 2017 #1

    Will it still get the digital entitlement?

    Hi, I want to reinstall Win10. It was previously an upgrade from win7 but 32-bit, and now I want to install 64-bit, will it still get the digital entitlement? Thank you :)
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       13 Jul 2017 #2

    An upgrade from Win7 to 10 got you a digital licence linked to the hardware of your PC. It's valid for both 32 and 64 installs, but only for the edition (Home or Pro) that you got when you upgraded.

    You cannot upgrade 32 bit to 64 bit, so you'll have to do a clean install. Make sure you have backed up all your files before you start. You'll also need to reinstall any software, so make a note of any product keys you may need and make sure you have the install media handy.

    Install the same edition (Home/Pro) as you had before, when asked for a product key click 'I don't have one'. As soon as the new install can connect to Microsoft's activation servers and find your digital licence it will activate automatically.
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  3.    13 Jul 2017 #3

    Excellent, much obliged, Bree! :)
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