How to get from Vista Ultimate 32 bit to 64 bit

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by DougAtDCCADDdotCOM, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. I just bought a notebook with Vista Ultimate OEM (32-bit) loaded. Since it
    has the "Santa Rosa" chipset, I'd like to take advantage of 64-bit
    computing. From what I read, it appears there is no OS upgrade path and that
    I must purchase a full license. And the 32-bit OEM license is wasted since
    it cannot be used on a different computer. Correct?

    Is it possible (and legal) to purchase an OEM license of Vista Ultimate
    64-bit for this system?
    DougAtDCCADDdotCOM, Oct 1, 2007
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  2. DougAtDCCADDdotCOM

    John Barnes Guest

    The answer to both questions is yes, but you should make sure that there are
    64-bit drivers for your notebook as many that are delivered with 32-bit
    haven't had the 54-bit drivers developed. Make sure the software you want
    to use will work on 64-bit. You say take advantage of 64-bit computing, but
    are you going to be running any 64-bit programs or have over 4gb of ram?
    John Barnes, Oct 1, 2007
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