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Old 06-21-07, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default Ordering 64 bit alt media from Retail Vista versions

Okay, so I read, if you buy a Retail Vista version, say Home Premium Retail, it only comes with the 32 bit DVD version.

I see you can order a 64 bit DVD alt version from Microsoft by entering in your product code yadda yadda.

How much do they charge you for the 64bit ver DVD, in this way? How long does it take to arrive?
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Old 06-21-07, 06:18 PM   #2
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$10.00, it took about 5 weeks to get mine. Worth it though.
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Old 06-21-07, 07:04 PM   #3
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Same here, $10US although mine only took 2 weeks to arrive in Australia.
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Old 06-21-07, 10:31 PM   #4
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Vista Ultimate retail is the only one that comes with both 32/64bit disks
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Old 06-22-07, 01:24 AM   #5
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You can just download it from a torrent site and use your 32-bit key. It will work fine.
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Old 06-22-07, 10:45 AM   #6
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For something as important as an OS, I rather get it from a legit confirmed source.
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Old 06-22-07, 04:56 PM   #7
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It took about a week to get it to California.
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Old 06-23-07, 10:02 AM   #8
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Damn my Ultimate Vista installed as 32bit.

Gave me no options
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For something as important as an OS, I rather get it from a legit confirmed source.
The MD5sum of the legit windows CD images are supposedly well known, just make sure it is correct and you have an exact 1:1 copy.
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Old 06-24-07, 01:30 PM   #10
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Got my disc within a week. I was shocked and not ready for it yet, I thought it would take awhile and have not even bought my new ram yet.
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