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$n][pErMan 05-26-07 11:53 AM

Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
I currently have 32bit Vista Business.... much like XP, is it possible to upgrade to 64bit Vista Business for free? (i.e. is there a download for those of us who currently own the 32bit version?). Driver support is starting to improve some and i'd like to give the 64bit version a try as eventually I want 4gigs of ram, not to mention the ability to use features that will probably only be avaliable on a 64bit OS.

Peoples-Agent 05-26-07 02:16 PM

Re: Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
Doesn't the 64 bit version come on the same DVD and you can choose?

$n][pErMan 05-26-07 02:21 PM

Re: Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Peoples-Agent
Doesn't the 64 bit version come on the same DVD and you can choose?

No... at least there was no choice for me...

Redeemed 05-26-07 04:43 PM

Re: Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by $n][pErMan
No... at least there was no choice for me...

My copy came with two discs, though I'm running Ultimate, not business. I'd just check the MS website. There's probably a place where you could have them ship the 640bit version of Business to you.

Bearclaw 05-26-07 05:07 PM

Re: Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
Both the 32 and the 64 bit only come with ultimate. Any other version talk to microsoft and they will ship you out a 64 bit version.

radekhulan 05-26-07 05:10 PM

Re: Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
Only Vista Ultimate retail ships with 2 (x86 and x64) DVDs. For other versions, you can order x64 media for some small fee, licence key remains the same:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...a/default.mspx

grey_1 05-26-07 05:57 PM

Re: Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...a/default.mspx

It took about 5 weeks for me to get my disc. Much worth it though.

$n][pErMan 05-26-07 06:49 PM

Re: Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
Badass .... thanks guys!

j0j081 05-27-07 01:55 AM

Re: Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
yeah I paid 10 bucks for my 64 bit Business media.

$n][pErMan 05-27-07 12:24 PM

Re: Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
Just curious though... beside being able to see more ram, are there any other benifits? I am just wondering because my 32bit system is stabe as can be and I am starting to get a little weary of going to 64bit after reading all the issues. But if I have more to gain than just more ram it might be worth it :)

agentkay 05-27-07 12:28 PM

Re: Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
I assume this service works only with the retail copies of Vista and not the OEM copies?

Jon 05-27-07 01:28 PM

Re: Upgrade from 32bit Vista to 64bit Vista....
 
Quote:

I assume this service works only with the retail copies of Vista and not the OEM copies?
I tried it with my Home Premium OEM key and it just said "No Offer Found".


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