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Using 64-bit Version Key On 32-bit Iso


I recently purchased pc from staples with a 64 bit windows 7. I need to install the 32 bit version because of 32 bit drivers. Do i have to purchase a new full version of the os? Can i get the 32 bit iso and use the key for the 64 bit version?

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