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R500 - Upgrading to Windows 7 - 64 Bit

How To, R500, Win 7

Question

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

 

 

Answer

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:

http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/antipiracy/pages/COA_hologram.aspx