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#1 JulieLynn

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

Can someone tell me if it is possible to run Vista 64bit on a pc running Windows 8?   Let me explain what I want to do.

 

First off, I hate Windows 8. As much as people tell me I will get used to it, I won't. It is not what I want at all.  So... what I want to do is either take out the hard drive on my new pc running 8 and putting in my hard drive that has Vista on it out of my old pc. Or, reformatting the drive in the new pc with 8 on it and installing Vista.   Both OS's are 64bit, the motherboard is 64bit.  So it looks as if it should not be a problem.  

 

However, I was told that this would not work. My question is why not? A motherboard running XP can run a hard drive loaded with Vista, as long as the motherboard "bit" system is the same. So why would this not work?

 

So... does anyone know if it will or will not work. And if it won't work, why? It just makes no sense to me. 

 

I am going to post this in the Vista section as well because I am not sure if I am posting in the right section. :o)

 

Thanks in advance!

Julie



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