from vista ultimate 32-bit to 64-bit?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?dGliZXRvcnM=?=, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. hello
    I just upgraded my windows to vista ultimate 32-bit, but figured out that I
    had to get 64-bit because I have 64 bit CPU. I want to know how that change
    can be possible. Should I buy another windows? btw I downloaded 32-bit
    windows from windows marketplace.
    Best Regards
     
    =?Utf-8?B?dGliZXRvcnM=?=, Feb 1, 2007
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  2. You do not have to get 64bit windows becuase you have a 64bit cpu. Your cpu
    supports 32bit as well. You will be better off with the 32bit version for a
    couple of years at least. The 64bit end of things is still very unreliable.
    There is minimal benefit in 64bit for you average user.

    "tibetors" wrote:

    > hello
    > I just upgraded my windows to vista ultimate 32-bit, but figured out that I
    > had to get 64-bit because I have 64 bit CPU. I want to know how that change
    > can be possible. Should I buy another windows? btw I downloaded 32-bit
    > windows from windows marketplace.
    > Best Regards
     
    =?Utf-8?B?TWlrZSBSb3NzaQ==?=, Feb 1, 2007
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  3. Unfortunately that wasnt the question the OP asked. I am curious of this as
    well, how do i go about switching from the 32-bit download to the 64-bit
    download if I have already made a purchase?

    "Mike Rossi" wrote:

    >
    > You do not have to get 64bit windows becuase you have a 64bit cpu. Your cpu
    > supports 32bit as well. You will be better off with the 32bit version for a
    > couple of years at least. The 64bit end of things is still very unreliable.
    > There is minimal benefit in 64bit for you average user.
    >
    > "tibetors" wrote:
    >
    > > hello
    > > I just upgraded my windows to vista ultimate 32-bit, but figured out that I
    > > had to get 64-bit because I have 64 bit CPU. I want to know how that change
    > > can be possible. Should I buy another windows? btw I downloaded 32-bit
    > > windows from windows marketplace.
    > > Best Regards
     
    =?Utf-8?B?Sm9uYXM=?=, Feb 3, 2007
    #3
  4. =?Utf-8?B?dGliZXRvcnM=?=

    John Barnes Guest

    I would try here first. I have not seen any download, but your key from the
    32-bit download 'should' be acceptable.
    Let us know.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033/ordermedia/default.mspx

    "Jonas" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Unfortunately that wasnt the question the OP asked. I am curious of this
    > as
    > well, how do i go about switching from the 32-bit download to the 64-bit
    > download if I have already made a purchase?
    >
    > "Mike Rossi" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> You do not have to get 64bit windows becuase you have a 64bit cpu. Your
    >> cpu
    >> supports 32bit as well. You will be better off with the 32bit version
    >> for a
    >> couple of years at least. The 64bit end of things is still very
    >> unreliable.
    >> There is minimal benefit in 64bit for you average user.
    >>
    >> "tibetors" wrote:
    >>
    >> > hello
    >> > I just upgraded my windows to vista ultimate 32-bit, but figured out
    >> > that I
    >> > had to get 64-bit because I have 64 bit CPU. I want to know how that
    >> > change
    >> > can be possible. Should I buy another windows? btw I downloaded
    >> > 32-bit
    >> > windows from windows marketplace.
    >> > Best Regards
     
    John Barnes, Feb 3, 2007
    #4
  5. =?Utf-8?B?dGliZXRvcnM=?=

    John Barnes Guest

    I would try here first. I have not seen any download, but your key from the
    32-bit download 'should' be acceptable.
    Let us know.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033/ordermedia/default.mspx


    "tibetors" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > hello
    > I just upgraded my windows to vista ultimate 32-bit, but figured out that
    > I
    > had to get 64-bit because I have 64 bit CPU. I want to know how that
    > change
    > can be possible. Should I buy another windows? btw I downloaded 32-bit
    > windows from windows marketplace.
    > Best Regards
     
    John Barnes, Feb 3, 2007
    #5
  6. He needs to make a bootable cd for the three download files or order the
    media.

    "John Barnes" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I would try here first. I have not seen any download, but your key from
    >the 32-bit download 'should' be acceptable.
    > Let us know.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033/ordermedia/default.mspx
    >
    > "Jonas" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Unfortunately that wasnt the question the OP asked. I am curious of this
    >> as
    >> well, how do i go about switching from the 32-bit download to the 64-bit
    >> download if I have already made a purchase?
    >>
    >> "Mike Rossi" wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> You do not have to get 64bit windows becuase you have a 64bit cpu. Your
    >>> cpu
    >>> supports 32bit as well. You will be better off with the 32bit version
    >>> for a
    >>> couple of years at least. The 64bit end of things is still very
    >>> unreliable.
    >>> There is minimal benefit in 64bit for you average user.
    >>>
    >>> "tibetors" wrote:
    >>>
    >>> > hello
    >>> > I just upgraded my windows to vista ultimate 32-bit, but figured out
    >>> > that I
    >>> > had to get 64-bit because I have 64 bit CPU. I want to know how that
    >>> > change
    >>> > can be possible. Should I buy another windows? btw I downloaded
    >>> > 32-bit
    >>> > windows from windows marketplace.
    >>> > Best Regards

    >
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Feb 8, 2007
    #6
  7. =?Utf-8?B?dGliZXRvcnM=?=

    John Barnes Guest

    The problem many seem to be having is how do you bypass the purchase section
    and just be able to download the files, whether 32-bit or 64-bit.
    When they purchase one or the other and change their minds, they don't need
    another key, do they, just a different download.

    "Colin Barnhorst" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > He needs to make a bootable cd for the three download files or order the
    > media.
    >
    > "John Barnes" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I would try here first. I have not seen any download, but your key from
    >>the 32-bit download 'should' be acceptable.
    >> Let us know.
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033/ordermedia/default.mspx
    >>
    >> "Jonas" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Unfortunately that wasnt the question the OP asked. I am curious of this
    >>> as
    >>> well, how do i go about switching from the 32-bit download to the 64-bit
    >>> download if I have already made a purchase?
    >>>
    >>> "Mike Rossi" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> You do not have to get 64bit windows becuase you have a 64bit cpu.
    >>>> Your cpu
    >>>> supports 32bit as well. You will be better off with the 32bit version
    >>>> for a
    >>>> couple of years at least. The 64bit end of things is still very
    >>>> unreliable.
    >>>> There is minimal benefit in 64bit for you average user.
    >>>>
    >>>> "tibetors" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> > hello
    >>>> > I just upgraded my windows to vista ultimate 32-bit, but figured out
    >>>> > that I
    >>>> > had to get 64-bit because I have 64 bit CPU. I want to know how that
    >>>> > change
    >>>> > can be possible. Should I buy another windows? btw I downloaded
    >>>> > 32-bit
    >>>> > windows from windows marketplace.
    >>>> > Best Regards

    >>

    >
     
    John Barnes, Feb 9, 2007
    #7
  8. Hi, I have a 32 bit version of windows vista businness. But i would like to
    try the 64 bit version. Can i use the same key ?

    "John Barnes" wrote:

    > I would try here first. I have not seen any download, but your key from the
    > 32-bit download 'should' be acceptable.
    > Let us know.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033/ordermedia/default.mspx
    >
    >
    > "tibetors" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > hello
    > > I just upgraded my windows to vista ultimate 32-bit, but figured out that
    > > I
    > > had to get 64-bit because I have 64 bit CPU. I want to know how that
    > > change
    > > can be possible. Should I buy another windows? btw I downloaded 32-bit
    > > windows from windows marketplace.
    > > Best Regards

    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?a2llZmVy?=, Feb 9, 2007
    #8
  9. =?Utf-8?B?dGliZXRvcnM=?=

    John Barnes Guest

    If it is the retail version, you can use the same key

    "kiefer" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi, I have a 32 bit version of windows vista businness. But i would like
    > to
    > try the 64 bit version. Can i use the same key ?
    >
    > "John Barnes" wrote:
    >
    >> I would try here first. I have not seen any download, but your key from
    >> the
    >> 32-bit download 'should' be acceptable.
    >> Let us know.
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033/ordermedia/default.mspx
    >>
    >>
    >> "tibetors" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > hello
    >> > I just upgraded my windows to vista ultimate 32-bit, but figured out
    >> > that
    >> > I
    >> > had to get 64-bit because I have 64 bit CPU. I want to know how that
    >> > change
    >> > can be possible. Should I buy another windows? btw I downloaded
    >> > 32-bit
    >> > windows from windows marketplace.
    >> > Best Regards

    >>
    >>
     
    John Barnes, Feb 9, 2007
    #9
  10. kiefer <> wrote:

    > Hi, I have a 32 bit version of windows vista businness. But i
    > would like to try the 64 bit version. Can i use the same key ?


    Yes, I'm almost sure you can. I find the key for the Ultimate Edition
    works with either 32 0r 64 bit so the 32 and 64 bit business editions
    should use the same key.
     
    David R. Norton, MVP Shell/User, Feb 9, 2007
    #10
  11. =?Utf-8?B?dGliZXRvcnM=?=

    mikeyhsd Guest

    it will probably work, but
    if you have authenticated the 32 bit version,
    be prepared for error message that key is in use and having to call MS.

    been there done that.







    "kiefer" <> wrote in message news:...
    Hi, I have a 32 bit version of windows vista businness. But i would like to
    try the 64 bit version. Can i use the same key ?

    "John Barnes" wrote:

    > I would try here first. I have not seen any download, but your key from the
    > 32-bit download 'should' be acceptable.
    > Let us know.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033/ordermedia/default.mspx
    >
    >
    > "tibetors" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > hello
    > > I just upgraded my windows to vista ultimate 32-bit, but figured out that
    > > I
    > > had to get 64-bit because I have 64 bit CPU. I want to know how that
    > > change
    > > can be possible. Should I buy another windows? btw I downloaded 32-bit
    > > windows from windows marketplace.
    > > Best Regards

    >
    >
     
    mikeyhsd, Feb 10, 2007
    #11
  12. I am having a similar problem. I have ordered the 32-bit version of Vista,
    seen the 64-bit version and would like to upgrade, as I have a 64-bit
    processor and run some high performance software. Vista has not yet arrived,
    so I cannot put my key into the above mentioned web page, but I was wondering
    if the upgrade to 64-bit is free (Bar P&P; Microsoft give you a "Free"
    upgrade for eligible PCs, then charge you £14 for postage, and a week later
    the software still hasn't come), or if you have to pay something else to
    upgrade. Also, would I have to wait for the 64-bit version to arrive to be
    able to install Vista, or would I be able to install the 32-bit version in
    the meantime?

    Thanks for any info.

    "John Barnes" wrote:

    > I would try here first. I have not seen any download, but your key from the
    > 32-bit download 'should' be acceptable.
    > Let us know.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033/ordermedia/default.mspx
    >
    >
    > "tibetors" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > hello
    > > I just upgraded my windows to vista ultimate 32-bit, but figured out that
    > > I
    > > had to get 64-bit because I have 64 bit CPU. I want to know how that
    > > change
    > > can be possible. Should I buy another windows? btw I downloaded 32-bit
    > > windows from windows marketplace.
    > > Best Regards

    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?Sm9uYXRoYW4gUG9uY2VsZXQ=?=, Feb 11, 2007
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