Anytime Upgrade Question


J

JR

I Have Windows Vista OEM 32 bit that came on my computer.
I noticed that the full retail version of ultimate includes the 32 and 64
bit install.

By now you have guessed my question.........

With the anytime upgrade to ultimate can I choose between the 32 and 64 bit
vista ultimate? I do realize that I would have to do a clean install of the
64 bit OS.

I would like to try the 64 bit version but would also like to be able revert
back to the 32 bit if the 64 bit doesn't work out.

If I can't then the 32 bit version it is as I need to join a domain.........

Thanks, JR
 
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Gordon

JR said:
I Have Windows Vista OEM 32 bit that came on my computer.
I noticed that the full retail version of ultimate includes the 32 and 64
bit install.

By now you have guessed my question.........

With the anytime upgrade to ultimate can I choose between the 32 and 64
bit vista ultimate? I do realize that I would have to do a clean install
of the 64 bit OS.

I would like to try the 64 bit version but would also like to be able
revert back to the 32 bit if the 64 bit doesn't work out.

If I can't then the 32 bit version it is as I need to join a
domain.........

Thanks, JR


It's nothing to do with joining a domain, and all about whether your machine
has a 64 bit processor - if it hasn't (and as you currently are running 32
bit Vista, I would be very surprised if it had), then there is no earthly
use in even thinking about 64 bit Vista...
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

The Anytime Upgrade disc is only for upgrading to another
32-bit version of Vista. If you want a 64-bit version, you'll
need to purchase it. Example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116204

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116215

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience -
Windows System & Performance

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:

I Have Windows Vista OEM 32 bit that came on my computer.
I noticed that the full retail version of ultimate includes the 32 and 64
bit install.

By now you have guessed my question.........

With the anytime upgrade to ultimate can I choose between the 32 and 64 bit
vista ultimate? I do realize that I would have to do a clean install of the
64 bit OS.

I would like to try the 64 bit version but would also like to be able revert
back to the 32 bit if the 64 bit doesn't work out.

If I can't then the 32 bit version it is as I need to join a domain.........

Thanks, JR
 
G

Gordon

Carey Frisch said:
The Anytime Upgrade disc is only for upgrading to another
32-bit version of Vista. If you want a 64-bit version, you'll
need to purchase it.

And is there any point in running 64 bit Vista on a 32-bit processor?
 
C

Carey Frisch [MVP]

Did the OP state that he did not have a 64-bit processor?
Most new computers come with 64-bit processors nowadays.
 
G

Gordon

Carey Frisch said:
Did the OP state that he did not have a 64-bit processor?
Most new computers come with 64-bit processors nowadays.

Well I have just bought a new computer last week. I'm fairly sure it HASN'T
got a 64-bit processor....
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

And is there any point in running 64 bit Vista on a 32-bit processor?



It's not a matter of whether there's any point to it. It's simply not
possible.
 
J

JR

Thanks for the info. 32 bit it is then.

.......and I do have a 64 bit processor (AMD X2) why else would want to try a
64 bit OS? Just curious on the difference.

Cheers,
JR
 
P

Patrick Keenan

Gordon said:
Well I have just bought a new computer last week. I'm fairly sure it
HASN'T got a 64-bit processor....


What is the processor model?

You may be surprised at how many systems actually are capable of running
64-bit code.

That doesn't mean there's any *point* in doing so, but many can do it.

-pk
 
G

Gordon

Patrick Keenan said:
What is the processor model?

You may be surprised at how many systems actually are capable of running
64-bit code.

That doesn't mean there's any *point* in doing so, but many can do it.

-pk


It's an Intel Dual T2330. Can't find any definitive info (even on the Intel
site) as to whether it's 64 bit or not...
 
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JP Levasseur

For me I found the 64 version of ultimate much more faster and stable than
the 32 version.On my laptop HP 9410, I install vista ultimate 32 and I
found it was slow and not responsive enough so I install the 64 version and
it is not the same now he is working fast and reallly stable.And on my old
desktop X2 4200 939 agp I also install Vista ultimate 64 and my index score
is 4.9 it is not bad for an old relic. If you have 2 gig of ram you should
give it a try.Bye JP
 
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MyronH

Gordon said:
It's nothing to do with joining a domain, and all about whether your machine
has a 64 bit processor - if it hasn't (and as you currently are running 32
bit Vista, I would be very surprised if it had), then there is no earthly
use in even thinking about 64 bit Vista...

Actually, most OEM's offer Vista Home Premium 32 bit to the home market
(most retail outlets and the Home and Small Business sections of their web
sites) regardless of the processor.
 

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