Possible to downgrade win7 64-bit into win7 32-bit? (same edition)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kocoman, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. kocoman

    kocoman MDL Senior Member

    May 16, 2007
    If an OEM installs the 64-bit Windows 7, but its being incompatible with drivers, etc. is it possible to downgrade back to 32-bit while still keeping the SLIC/OEM license? I know we need a 32bit COA and a image of 32bit win7. but does the SLIC/DMI change?
  2. kaninelupus

    kaninelupus MDL Novice

    Jun 27, 2009
    In all honesty, I have not had a single hardware issue since moving to Win7 x64 from Vista x86. In a number os cases I've found my hardwre - ranging from 1-6yo actually works better than either Vista or XP x86.

    If you are .in terms of x64 drivers officially released, google the particular driver and see if there is either a patched or opensource alterntive.
  3. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

    Aug 25, 2007
    COA is version independent. If you are issued a license for Windows 7 Professional OEM, then it is for x86 and x64, you just can't legally have both installed at the same time on the same machine.