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Topic: Upgrading to vista

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    Upgrading to vista

    I'm confused.

    I'm on the verge of building a new PC. I can get XP Pro OEM (or XP Pro x64) for £79 with a free express upgrade token to Vista Business.

    As I understand it Vista as new in retail box comes with both x32 and x64 versions.

    It would seem that the express upgrade route is a download upgrade only?

    I want to be sure that I can upgrade to both x32 and x64.

    If I go express upgrade can I only upgrade x32 to x32 or x64 to x64?

    What i want to be able to do is buy the XP Pro (x32) and then upgrade to both vista x32 & x64 on seperate partitions.

    Does this make sense?

    Does any one know if i can do this?

    I am right in thinking I can run either x32 or x64 if i have each on seperate partitions?

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    Senior Member Richard Berg's Avatar
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    Re: Upgrading to vista

    You can only upgrade from 32 -> 32. 32->64 and 64->64 are not supported.

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    Re: Upgrading to vista

    You can buy the oem of which ever version you need.

    newwegg.com has them, and just purchase a hard drive and youll be good.

    Drives are cheap right now, and the sizes are just getting bigger, so stock up.
    AM2 / 3 gigs ddr2 / Raptor OS drive / Vista 32 and 64 RTM / E-mu 1820M / Samplitude 9 / Various plugs and sample libraries

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