Installing Vista Home Premium x86 and x86 on one machine (1 key)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Scali, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Scali

    Scali Guest

    I have bought the Vista Home Premium upgrade, and have ordered the 64-bit DVD.
    Now I was wondering if I am allowed to install only one of them, or if I can
    use them both (I think I'll be needing the 32-bit version now and then for
    software that's not compatible with a 64-bit OS, I've had a setup with XP Pro
    and XP x64 aswell, for the past few years, but they are different OSes, so I
    have two keys).
    Since they're on the same machine, and I can only use one at a time, I would
    think that this is within the license terms...

    However, is Vista also built this way technically, or can I only use the
    version that I activate first? The next installation saying that the key was
    already used, or something?
    I'd like to know before I activate, because if I can use only one, I'd like
    to make sure it's the one I want.
    I still have the 32-bit XP Pro installation, so Vista x64 is my preferred
    option.
     
    Scali, Aug 19, 2007
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  2. Richard G. Harper, Aug 19, 2007
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  3. Scali

    John Barnes Guest

    You can install 32-bit and later uninstall and install the 64-bit version.
    You can't have both installed at the same time with the same key. Later, if
    you do decide on a different version, you will have to use telephone
    activation as your key will be 'in use'. Just explain.
     
    John Barnes, Aug 19, 2007
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