Changing OEM Windows7 from 64bit back to 32bit.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mgillespie, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. mgillespie

    mgillespie MDL Novice

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    Hi, I have a friend who bought and Acer desktop system that came with Windows 7 64bit, and it's not compatible with a critical bit of hardware, so he has asked me if I can put 32bit Windows7 on it instead.

    I told him it would mean a wipe as there is no upgrade/downgrade route, and he is fine with that.

    The problem is the licensing. I have an "all versions" Windows 7 disk, and his PC has an Acer OEM Windows 7 licence sticker on it. Is it just a case of putting the number in? Do I need to make a copy of oembios and anything else before I wipe it?

    questions questions.... Anyone done this? I find it criminal at companies no longer provide installation media.....

    Thanks for any help...
     
  2. urie

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  3. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    Theres no need to use a loader. Just use the sticker key- if it fails to activate online, you'll need to call up MS and they'll activate for you.
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Not the greatest of information every time you do that you use up an activation why do you think we advocate OEM:SLP method.
     
  5. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    Use up an activation? The sticker key can activate unlimited no. of times on that particular machine.