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Which VISTA should I purchase?


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#1 docsven

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 07:43 AM

I have a new desktop and a new laptop and both have Windows Vista on them. I do not have a copy of the disks for myself as I bought them refurbished and got great deals from a very trusted seller. I like to have back-up disks on hand in case I need them so which copy of VISTA should I purchase? Also do I get a 32bit or a 64bit?

I see so many upgrades and signature editions out there so it makes it hard to tell which one to get. Thanks all!

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:20 AM

Well mr.docsven as far as I know the 64-bit system version is a better choice for the reason of running programs at a 64 bit rate, I think it can run programs more efficiently and allows you to do more.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:32 AM

He already has Vista installed. He needs an installation disc of the same bit in case he has to reinstall in the future.

docsven, press the following combination on the keyboard:

Windows Logo Key + Pause/Break

In the System Properties window, take note of the edition and bit of the Vista you have installed (something like Home Premium and 32-bit, or Ultimate and 64-bit).

You should buy the same version and bit for your "backup" install discs. The only downside is that you would be paying for another product key that you don't need.
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Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:11 PM

That is great information from the both of you and I am running forward with what you have said. Thanks for taking the time out for my question./DOC

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:21 PM

You're welcome!! :huh:
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