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#1 DaveM12

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:17 PM

Hey guys, heres my current situation. I made a mistake when building my current rig, and got 32 bit vista home premium. Now, with some major upgrades right around the corner, i'll need 64 bit to fulfill them (I plan on getting 4 gigs of ram, and a processor that supports 64 bit.) So, my question is, will I be to get the OEM version for system builders, and perform a clean install of windows on a system that basically has the same thing, but 32 bit? Also..

Will I have to reformat the hard drive, or will Windows delete the old version automatically to install the new?

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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:31 AM

I'm using the 64-bit edition of Vista. If you are going from a 32-bit install of Windows to a 64-bit, you must do a clean install. You can get the OEM edition of Vista, but make sure you purchase the 64-bit one as they come on separate discs.

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