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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:48 PM
Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:37 PM
To my knowledge, a retail version of Vista will not accept an OEM key. If your Vista Ultimate, SP1 OEM was Packard-Bell and not another manufacturer's version, It might work with the side label key. I believe the key determines the Vista version that is installed.
Can I use any/either of my existing disks to install Vista 32 bit home premium - such that it will accept the existing windows key he has?
I've never seen one. If you do, let me know. (No torrents please).
If not - I guess I can download an Vista 32 bit home premium OEM ISO - and that will work with packard bell?
Again, OEM key won't work with retail Vista DVD; whether 32 or 64. A retail Vista Key on a retail Vista install would work on either 32 or 64 bit versions but only one version could be activated. Again, if your OEM Vista Ultimate SP1 64 is a Packard-Bell OEM disc, it might work. If it's from another computer manufacturer, it probably won't.
I guess his code will not allow me to go 64 bit? is that correct?
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