Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Apparently it doesn't work on a 64bit system?

    I'm fairly certain my hardware meets the requirements it moreso to get an
    indication on OS support for my Host RAID Controller (is a driver included or
    do I have to wait for Dell) and some other accessories.
     
    Guest, Jun 5, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 5, 2006
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  3. Guest

    Graham Guest

    I found that too. Oddly, it is supported if you run it on Vista. Isn't
    it a bit too late by then? I mean, you're going to know whether Vista
    works on your system by the time you can run it with Vista!

    Graham.
     
    Graham, Jun 6, 2006
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  4. Correct. There is no upgrade from XP Pro x64 to any edition of Vista yet
    announced. I don't know whether or not x64's availablity only as an OEM
    edition is a factor, but it might be. In the past OEM editions of Windows
    have always been upgradable but all of those editions were available both as
    OEM and retail. x64 has never had a retail edition.

    So far it looks like you will not be able to purchase a Vista Upgrade sku to
    upgrade any editions of Windows except XP Pro x86, XP Home, Media Center,
    and Windows 2000 SP4. I expect that XP Pro x86 and W2k SP4 will only be
    ugradable to a Vista Business or Ultimate sku.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 6, 2006
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  5. Guest

    Graham Guest

    So you are suggesting that the early adopters of 64-bit Windows will be
    left hung out to dry by Microsoft.

    Graham.
     
    Graham, Jun 6, 2006
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  6. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 6, 2006
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  7. I would expect to see an upgrade SKU. But it would almost certainly be a
    fresh install version, for one very important reason - all drivers in x64
    Vista must be signed. Trying to upgrade a machine (as opposed to creating a
    new one) when there are unsigned drivers on it would be a major problem.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 6, 2006
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  8. Guest

    John Barnes Guest

    Isn't that the same for x86. Won't all drivers have to be signed?
     
    John Barnes, Jun 6, 2006
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  9. Guest

    John Barnes Guest

    Upgrade versions in the past have allowed for either an upgrade OR clean
    install. They just checked to see if you had an acceptable version on the
    system. They even let you keep the old version and dual boot if you wanted
    to.
     
    John Barnes, Jun 6, 2006
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  10. In what way? Don't you expect to get good use out of it? Given the price
    of x64 as opposed to XP Pro x86 full edition I see no problem.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 6, 2006
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  11. x86 drivers for Vista do not have to be signed now. x64 drivers do. It may
    stay that way through release.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 6, 2006
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  12. I am not as confident that there will be any upgrade for x64. There was
    never a retail edition. Think about it.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 6, 2006
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  13. Guest

    John Barnes Guest

    You have been able to upgrade previous products from OEM versions to retail
    versions of the new product
     
    John Barnes, Jun 6, 2006
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  14. Guest

    John Barnes Guest

    Thanks. Sounds like another nail in the 64-bit coffin.
     
    John Barnes, Jun 6, 2006
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  15. Vista is totally different though, I remember doing an upgrade from 2000 Pro
    to XP Pro and it was the smoothest upgrade experience ever, slow, but
    smooth. XP to Vista so far has been Russian Roulette.
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 6, 2006
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  16. Well, people have been able to upgrade from the trial to the full OEM
    Version, but in a sense its a clean upgrade install. Just preserves your
    applications and settings. :-s
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 6, 2006
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  17. No, only x64 has the driver signing requirement.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 6, 2006
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  18. The opposite, actually. Even though, at this very early stage, it creates
    issues. In the long run, it will make a significant impact on the safety and
    security of x64 systems. For me, that's actually a compelling reason to run
    x64.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 6, 2006
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  19. Guest

    John Barnes Guest

    To clarify, I am talking about being able to install an 'Upgrade' version.
    Not whether you do a clean install or 'upgrade' with it.
     
    John Barnes, Jun 6, 2006
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  20. Guest

    John Barnes Guest

    To clarify, I am talking about being able to install an 'Upgrade' version.
    Not whether you do a clean install or 'upgrade' with it.
     
    John Barnes, Jun 6, 2006
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