[QUESTION] Re-activate after reinstall from x64 down to 32 bit

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by cyberbuddhah, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. cyberbuddhah

    cyberbuddhah MDL Novice

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    Here is the case. I am sure that some one here has been there done that. I bought 2 legit keys, one for a 64 bit windows 7 machine and one for a 32 bit laptop.
    Without knowing that the upgrade DVD is different for each computer, I used the same DVD burned from the 64 bit machine to upgrade the 32 bit laptop. Now the laptop is activated with a 64 bit windows 8.

    What should I do if I want go back to 32 bit on the laptop, besides using the proper upgrade DVD, do I have to do phone re-activation?

    Thanks ahead.
     
  2. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    Why would you want to downgrade to 32bit from 64bit? When your. Laptop. Is 64 bit compatible
     
  3. cyberbuddhah

    cyberbuddhah MDL Novice

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    #3 cyberbuddhah, Jan 12, 2013
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    Well, two things:

    1. It's an old laptop Dell M1530 has only 2 GB of memory installed.
    2. I had an activated office 2010 MSDN version installed with windows 7. It's now become inactivated with windows 8. Using token manager failed. This MSDN key is no longer valid if I re-install Office 2010 fresh.
    Of note, in the 64 bit PC, the MSDN office 2010 remains activated after upgrading to windows 8. I guess in the laptop it could be because the change from 32 bit to 64 bit windows.
    I want to try if by downgrade back to 32 bit windows 8 then I can have activated office 2010 again. Or else I have to go with office 2013 or revert back to back up copy of windows 7.
     
  4. wiryawang

    wiryawang MDL Junior Member

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    #4 wiryawang, Jan 12, 2013
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    Backup your activation using ATM by Josh Cell on :
    Code:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/27341-Advanced-Tokens-Manager-The-Activation-Backup-Solution
     
  5. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    #5 rrohela, Jan 12, 2013
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    And to complete... after backup of activation, install 32 bit win8 & restore activation backup... Also there would be no problem with online activation but activation backup will save your reactivation count...
     
  6. cyberbuddhah

    cyberbuddhah MDL Novice

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    @ wiryawang & rrohela

    So what I understand is windows 8 activation is the same for 32 and 64 bit. I will try and report back. Thanks mucho folks
     
  7. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Yes it is, no need to activate online and increase the activation counter when Josh's tool works great for that.
     
  8. NABAKUMAR

    NABAKUMAR MDL Member

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    So the activation backup will work in both architectures of Windows 8 if installed in same machine? Please confirm o_O
     
  9. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    #9 rrohela, Jan 13, 2013
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    Yes will work & few chances that it will not work(Some hardware changes detected between two installation)...
     
  10. NABAKUMAR

    NABAKUMAR MDL Member

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    Thanks Bro...will try it...am using 32bit Windows 8 Pro-WMC now.
     
  11. Atari800XL

    Atari800XL MDL Addicted

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    Yes, I can confirm this as well. 32-bit activation (ProWMC) can be restored to 64-bit.