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Upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit license issue

Question asked by Thomas Mason on Feb 20, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 20, 2013 by Anna Wood

Hi,

I work for Schrader International, Inc. and we have a license that allows us to load Solidworks at home.  I am using the 32-bit version of 2012 right now.  I just upgraded my operating system to Win 7 so that I could install the 64-bit version and improve performance to what I am used to at my work computer.  All went well until I tried to activate the new installation.  It failed to activate.  What is the issue?  Do I need to uninstall the 32-bit prior to activation of the 64-bit?

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