32 bit and 64 bit dual boot


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Will

Ok as they will be both on the same computer is it allowable to create a
dual boot system for 32 bit and 64 bit Vista. I have the Vista Home
Ultimate Edition at the moment and will have to get the 64 bit dvd but am
interested in going the 64 bit route. Have a feeling this wont be allowed
due to activation issues so maybe will go back to a dual boot XP and Vista
64 bit .

Is it possible to download the 64 bit version ( legal only ) ?
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

You are permitted to install either the 32-bit or 64-bit version
of Windows Vista, but you can only install and activate one version
using the same product key.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows - Shell/User

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Ok as they will be both on the same computer is it allowable to create a
dual boot system for 32 bit and 64 bit Vista. I have the Vista Home
Ultimate Edition at the moment and will have to get the 64 bit dvd but am
interested in going the 64 bit route. Have a feeling this wont be allowed
due to activation issues so maybe will go back to a dual boot XP and Vista
64 bit .

Is it possible to download the 64 bit version ( legal only ) ?
 
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Gary VanderMolen

Clarification: "Can only" as used below refers to an interpretation
of the EULA. As a matter of fact, you can physically install and
activate both 32-bit and 64-bit versions on the same computer.
 
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Peter Foldes

Providing that either the 32 bit or the 64 bit is installed. You cannot install both and activate both with the same key. One only and it is your choice

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Peter

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Gary VanderMolen

Has anyone actually tried it? It would seem that, to the online
activation server, the second install merely looks like a reinstall
on the same machine, since the hardware hash would be the same.

Gary VanderMolen

Providing that either the 32 bit or the 64 bit is installed. You cannot install both and activate both with the same key. One only
and it is your choice

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Peter

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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Every time you install Windows, a new Product ID number is generated.
Thus, you would have two different Product IDs for the same license
and one will not be activated nor deemed "genuine".

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
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Has anyone actually tried it? It would seem that, to the online
activation server, the second install merely looks like a reinstall
on the same machine, since the hardware hash would be the same.

Gary VanderMolen
 
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Gary VanderMolen

The fact that a different Product ID is generated each time is no
different from what happens during the legitimate process of
reinstalling the same Vista version on the same hardware.
Reinstallations can be necessary for very legitimate reasons.
How does the activation server distinguish between such a
reinstallation and doing the install a second time to a different
partition on the same computer?

Gary VanderMolen
 
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DevilsPGD

In message <[email protected]> "Gary VanderMolen"
The fact that a different Product ID is generated each time is no
different from what happens during the legitimate process of
reinstalling the same Vista version on the same hardware.
Reinstallations can be necessary for very legitimate reasons.
How does the activation server distinguish between such a
reinstallation and doing the install a second time to a different
partition on the same computer?

Off hand, in XP, I don't think the activation server does. However,
Windows Genuine system is a little different, it will notice that two
product IDs based off of the same product key are both reporting in as
active.

I would assume Vista is similar, but I don't know from experience.
 

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