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Xerxes    229

I run Vista Ultimate 32-bit (and Vista Home Premium 32-bit on my old machine) I've dabbled with XP 64-bit but not Vista, I'm not even sure how I'd even get Vista Ultimate 64-bit for my new machine? (it's a Dell) anyone know? I know how to get it for my retail copy of Vista, does it work the same way OEM as well? Nevermind as it doesn't work, seems MS isn't allowing me to have the 64-bit version at all, both my product keys are rejected (Retail and OEM, both legal copies by the way) oh well, I'm happy with 32-bit version at the moment anyway.

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WICKO    0

lol... my XP 32 and Vista 32 is legit. I got them for free through my university.

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Knife Party    629

32bit XP home :)

can't for SP3 :D

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nate.wages    1

Desktop: Vista Home Premium 64-bit

ASUS Striker Extreme - Core 2 Extreme (QX6700@3.2Ghz) - 4GB PC2-8500

Notebook: Vista Home Premium 64-bit

Vaio NR-180E - Core 2 Duo (T5250) - 4GB PC2-5300

@Xerxes: My Vaio came with Vista Home Premium 32-bit, I installed Vista Home Premium 64-bit (retail disc) with the oem key on the computer. I had to call to activate, but it worked just fine.

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Xerxes    229
@Xerxes: My Vaio came with Vista Home Premium 32-bit, I installed Vista Home Premium 64-bit (retail disc) with the oem key on the computer. I had to call to activate, but it worked just fine.

Thx, but how did you get the 64-bit retail disk? here in Australia I've only ever seen 32-bit versions on sale :unsure:

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nate.wages    1
Thx, but how did you get the 64-bit retail disk? here in Australia I've only ever seen 32-bit versions on sale :unsure:

I ordered it from microsoft, http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033...ia/default.mspx

You have to provide a key (not sure if oem key works), and pay a small shipping fee.

Edit: Also, I believe the retail ultimate edition contains both discs.

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Xerxes    229
I ordered it from microsoft, http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033...ia/default.mspx

You have to provide a key (not sure if oem key works), and pay a small shipping fee.

Edit: Also, I believe the retail ultimate edition contains both discs.

Thx, I tried that site and it won't accept either of my product keys which is annoying, just goes "no offer found" (well something similar to that anyway) on bother of them. Oh well, was worth a try :)

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Lifeflayer    0

32 bit Vista business. recently upgraded from 32bit xp pro and my laptop had some problem with the backlight so i upgraded.

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sonicspike41    0

I currently have a 64-bit AMD processor but I didn't feel like paying to get a 64-bit version of XP since I was able to get the 32-bit Windows Professional version for free. I know I want the 64-bit version, but I don't feel like losing my 40gb of music in a fresh install.

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Burned    8

AMD64 X2 4400+ with Windows X64 SP2

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roadgeek9    0

I have the following: Windows XP Professional SP2 x86 and SuSE Linux 10.3 x86.

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nosracnoj    0
32-bit Vista Ultimate until more games are able to run on 64-bit OS's.

Lol, what games don't run on Vista 64 bit? You sound well informed.

Desktop 1: Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit

Desktop 2: Mac OS X 10.4 (32-bit)

Laptop 1: Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit

Laptop 2: Windows XP Professional 32-bit

Why are people listing their life stories? A simple " I'm only running 32 bit OSes would have been sufficient." Braggarts.

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Tantawi    187
I currently have a 64-bit AMD processor but I didn't feel like paying to get a 64-bit version of XP since I was able to get the 32-bit Windows Professional version for free. I know I want the 64-bit version, but I don't feel like losing my 40gb of music in a fresh install.

5 DL DVDs? 10 DVDs? External HDD? Another partition? No format at all?

There are many ways you can install Windows without losing your music :)

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Ulhas    0

Dual Boot

Vista x86 and vista x64

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mythoshan    0

xp x64 and vista x64, dual boot

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Cloud Constructors    8

is 4gb of ram supported in 32 bit

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SimpleRules    0

32-bit, I almost went 64-bit but my TV Tuner card didn't support it ... don't use it now so there isn't anything stopping me going 64-bit, it could be something to do on a boring Christmas day ...

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beanboy89    169

Vista Ultimate x64 on both the laptop and desktop. :)

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xxxxxx.xxxxxx    46

Well, as far as Primary machines go. I use my notebook and Desktop equally.

Vista HP x64 on Desktop & Mac OS X Tiger on Notebook.

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[deXter]    0

Hey, where's the option for 16 bit? :p

DOS has been my main OS these days, thanks to the frequent crashing of windows and linux, and it'll stay as my main OS till Q2 2008.

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+devHead    1,998
Ditto.

подобен

(That's kind of like ditto in Bulgarian)

Vista x64 Business. I like it better than the Ultimate actually because it doesn't have all the Media Center Services and junk running in the background.

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neffets    0
What type of operating system architecture do you run on your primary machine? Please feel free to comment with the specific OS.

I personally run Vista x64.

Ditto! :cool:

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