Product Key Information

I have learnt that if i am purchasing the windows 7 edition (anyone from home premium), then i get two dvds for installation of windows including one product key - now, by two dvds, i mean to say that one dvd carry the 32 bit version of windows and other the 64 bit one ! So, i wish to ask that the product key used for activation is same for either 32 bit or 64 bit version of windows, or both version (32 bit and 64 bit) would require a separate product key. Of course, if i am only activating any of the one version at a time.

In short is the product key for version 32 bit & 64 bit is same or not ?

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