Windows 7 Home Edition Family Upgrade

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viperrcr
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I just recently purchased Windows 7 Home Edition Family Upgrade (3-license edition).

It came with both 32-bit and 64-bit discs, however only one actual license key.

My question is this:
Can I only choose one (32 bit OR 64-bit) for all three, or can I mix/match the 32-bit/64-bit for the three computers.

I have 2 computers w/64-bit and 1 with 32-bit.

Thanks for the help!

Razear
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You can choose between either 64bit or 32bit but these days I don't know why you won't go for the 64bit, it's almost pointless to go 32bit.

viperrcr
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Reason I would stay 32-bit is I have old software that is on two of my kids compupters that are not 64-bit compatible, plus there O/S is 32-bit now and the Family edition is for an Upgrade which (I believe) will only upgrade a 32-bit XP/Vista to a 32-bit Win7 and will not convert to a 64-bit Win7...Granted I could do a clean install, but would lose that compatibility I need for my kids computers for their certain programs.
...Hopefully I can mix the single license key with the two different bits...Will just have to try it and see I guess...