R500 - Upgrading to Windows 7 - 64 Bit

How To, R500, Win 7


Can I upgrade a Thinkpad R500 2714 to Windows 7 (64 bit OS) ?




You can upgrade the operating system if you had ordered a R500 with Windows 7.

The COA key label is displayed under the laptop.  The COA is valid for either 32 or 64 bit versions of Windows 7 provided the same version (home premium, professional, ultimate) is used.


The COA is valid to activate OEM versions of Windows.  Switching version will require a retail or upgrade COA / Activation key.


For more information on COA key, please review: