Anytime Upgrade and Vista Ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by vijay, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. vijay

    vijay Guest

    I'd like to order a laptop which comes with 32-bit Vista Business. I would
    then like to upgrade to Vista Ultimate. As I understand it, this should be
    possible; and that the only upgrade path is to the 32-bit Vista Ultimate.

    However, as this is a new laptop, I'd like to give x64 a swing, if it
    doesn't work, I'd just go back to 32-bit (a little googling reveals that the
    t60p does work fine with vista x64; however, I'm more worried about software

    My question is, if I use Anytime Upgrade to upgrade from a 32-bit OEM Vista
    Business to a 32-bit Vista Ultimate, does the license allow me to also
    install an x64 Vista ultimate? If so, where can I download the DVD for x64
    vista ultimate? Or do I need to buy a full Vista Ultimate version (which
    comes with both 32- and 64-bit dvds).


    vijay, Feb 4, 2007
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  2. vijay

    pete Guest

    As I understand it there is NO upgrade path from 32 bit any OS to 64 bit
    If you wish to install 64 bit Ultimate it would have to be a NEW
    install....format and all.
    I have used BETA ,RC1 ans RC2 version of both 32 and 64 bit Versions and
    They would not upgrade...a new install was required............and the Final
    Release is the same.
    pete, Feb 4, 2007
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  3. vijay

    vijay Guest

    I know it's not an upgrade - it's a new install.

    The question really is regarding licensing: if I have a 32-bit Business,
    upgrade to 32-bit Ultimate, can I also (new install) 64-bit ultimate? Or do
    I have to buy a full version of 64-bit ultimate?

    As I understand it, a vista license is a vista license, regardless of the
    chip architecture - I wanted to confirm. However, where do I get the
    installation material, if I have the appropriate license?


    - vijay
    vijay, Feb 7, 2007
  4. The license that comes with the software you bought allows you to install
    either the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version, not both. You need a
    second license if you intend to use both versions simultaneously.
    Richard G. Harper, Feb 7, 2007
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