Windows XP Pro X64 vs Windows Vista X32

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I had no idea under which discussion group I should put this question.

    I bought Windows XP Pro X64 and installed it in my computer, and I
    registered it. I've had it for about a week and I don't like it. Can I
    unregister the product key and try to sell it so I can buy Vista, or since
    the product key is already in my name, can no one else register it?

    Guest, Feb 24, 2007
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    Paul Petitt Guest

    If it is an OEM version of Windows XP Pro X64 edition, It is not
    permissible to install it on a different computer. The licence
    becomes tied to the first computer it is installed on. I believe that
    there is no Full Packaged version of 64 bit XP available. This
    should be spelled out in the Licence agreement you accepted during or
    after the install of Windows.
    Paul Petitt, Feb 24, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Thanks for your help. It's OEM. I'm sure it was spelled out in the license
    agreement but I didn't read them. License agreements are very long, written
    for a lawyer to understand, and they all say that if you don't want to accept
    their terms, then don't install the software, so everyone's computer would be
    Guest, Feb 24, 2007
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    DP Guest

    Perhaps the only way out of this now is to buy an upgrade version of
    whichever Vista you want, which would be cheaper than buying a full version.
    Microsoft allows you to do this as an xp x64 owner (they say so on the
    website). However, you will still have to do a clean install, which is
    probably what you want to do anyway.
    So, you get a small break on the price. Not as good a deal as if you could
    sell your x64 to someone else, but at least it's something.
    DP, Feb 24, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    At this point, I'm wondering if XP64 is a passing phase that will die away in
    a couple of years. When I bought X64 last Spring, I hadn't heard of Vista.
    Since Microsoft makes Vista in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, it seems as
    if it has plans for Vista and has washed its hands of XP64.

    ~ If you don't know where you came from, you won't know where you're going.

    Guest, Feb 24, 2007
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    DP Guest

    I think they've promised to support this and the other XPs for a few more
    years (2010? 2011?)
    I thought you said you've only had it for a week?
    DP, Feb 24, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    I built my own computer and after I bought everything for it, I was afraid
    *embarrassed* to start building it. I decided a few weeks ago to start and
    when I couldn't even get the backpanel off, I went to MajorGeeks and they
    helped me all the way through. So my computer has been up and running for
    really only about a week.

    But even if they promised to support it, will the software and hardware
    manufacturers cater to Vista or XP 64-bit, and how can anyone be sure of
    Microsoft's promises?
    Guest, Feb 24, 2007
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