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Vista Ultimate 32bit to 64bit


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#1 Polrek

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:00 PM

Hey guys!

I have just purchased a XPS M1530 from Dell with Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit edition installed. I am just wondering what the easiest way to get from 32 bit Ultimate to 64 bit Ultimate is.

Thanks for any help,

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:24 PM

There isn't one
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...5c8a701033.mspx
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#3 Polrek

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:26 PM

What? From the link you posted, it says to back up and install the 64 bit version

If you want to move from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, back up your files and perform a clean installation of the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.


Also, see here:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=120228

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 05:11 PM

You can move to the 64 bit edition, but it will completely reinstall the OS since it is a platform update. If you have 4 GB or more of RAM, the switch will be worth it, otherwise you're just wasting your time and possibly slowing down the PC since items in 64-bit memory take up slightly more space.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 05:18 PM

Can I upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows?


No. If you are currently running a 32-bit version of Windows, you can only perform an upgrade to another 32-bit version of Windows. Similarly, if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, you can only perform an upgrade to another 64-bit version of Windows Vista.

For detailed information about installing and upgrading 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows, go to Installation choices for Windows Vista (32-bit) or Installation choices for Windows Vista (64-bit) online.

If you want to move from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, back up your files and perform a clean installation of the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.


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