Can I upgrade OLD computers XP Pro 32-bit to W7 Pro and later move the license to a new computer and 64-bit?

I have a gob of old machines (5 years and more) running XP Pro 32-bit.  I don't want to buy new hardware when the XP support ends, so I'd just like the upgrade to windows 7 pro (probably 32 bit for some of them).  I think many of my computers will die in the next 12 to 18 months.  I would like to move the Windows 7 Pro license on new machines AND change to 64-bit at the same time without having to buy a new license of W7.

Can someone tell me if this is possible?  Most of the machines will be 2013 Office installed.

Thank you


The key will activate one or the other (32-bit or 64-bit), but not at the same time. You get 2 DVD (s) with a version of "Retail" of Windows 7, but only 1 product key. If you want to use that key on your new machine, you must first uninstall Windows machine which has the 32-bit version of Windows installed.

After that, you will need enable the new machine (64-bit) by phone from your key was already used to activate the PC 32 Bit.

Also be aware that an 'Upgrade' of Windows 7 version requires that a previous version of Windows is installed and enabled. So if your new machine does not come with an earlier version of Windows pre-installed, you should consider the purchase of a 'Full' (not an ' Upgrade') of Windows 7 version.


How to activate Windows 7 or Vista manually (activate by phone)

1) click Start and in the search for box type: slui.exe 4
(2) press the ENTER"" key.
(3) select your "country" in the list.
(4) choose the option "activate phone".
(5) stay on the phone * do not select/press any option * and wait for a person to help you.
(6) explain your problem clearly to the support person.
(7) the person must give you a confirmation ID, copy it down on paper,
(8) check that the ID is correct in reading the support person.
(9) to enter the ID number, then click 'Next' to complete the activation process.

Activation and registration of a Microsoft product
Windows activation: (888) 571-2048
(888) 725-1047 or 800-936-5700

What's the relationship between activation and genuine Windows?

What is the validation, and how does it work?
Windows 7:

Authentic Microsoft software program privacy statement
What data is collected?

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