32 Bit or 64 on a Intel Core Duo Processor T2600 2.16GHz Laptop?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by boe, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. boe

    boe Guest

    Hello,

    I'm curious if I could run either version or if I only have the option of
    32bit when I upgrade.

    Thanks
     
    boe, Feb 3, 2007
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  2. If you check the specifications on your processor at the Intel web site it
    will tell you if it's 64-bit enabled or not. However, if by "upgrade" you
    mean "Start Windows XP, put in the DVD and install Vista as an upgrade to
    XP" then you don't have a choice - there is no upgrade path from 32-bit
    Windows XP to 64-bit Vista.

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    Richard G. Harper, Feb 3, 2007
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  3. boe

    boe Guest

    Good to know. Thanks

     
    boe, Feb 3, 2007
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    JW Guest

    Do you mean to say that you can not perfrom an inplace upgrade from 32 bit
    Windows XP to Vista 64 using a Vista upgrade license? I ask since I thought
    that you could perform a custom install upgrade from 32 bit Windows XP to
    64 bit Vista using a Vista upgrade license.

     
    JW, Feb 3, 2007
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  5. boe

    boe Guest

    MS Sales said it could be done - not sure if it is true or not.

     
    boe, Feb 3, 2007
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  6. boe

    JW Guest

    Last I read that an Inplace Vista upgrade from a 32 OS to a 64 bit OS could
    not be done and is one of the capabilities being considered for a future
    Vista release. Apparently there is a difference between the 32 bit kernal
    or Registry architecture and the corresponding 64 bit architecture that
    prevents the Inplace upgrade from being performed currently.

     
    JW, Feb 3, 2007
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    Tom Lake Guest

    It's simple. The 64-bit version has a 64-bit installer. A 32-bit OS can't
    run the 64-bit installer.

    Tom Lake
     
    Tom Lake, Feb 3, 2007
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    hellokeith Guest

    Core Duo processors are 32 bit.

    Core 2 Duo processors are 64 bit.
     
    hellokeith, Feb 3, 2007
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  9. No, you can't. There is no supported in-place upgrade from a 32 bit edition
    of Windows to a 64 bit edition of Windows. You can do a "clean" install but
    you won't be able to upgrade your existing operating system.

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    Richard G. Harper, Feb 3, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    You cannot perform an in place upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit. You must do a
    custom install, which is basically your clean install
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradepaths.mspx



     
    John Barnes, Feb 4, 2007
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