Moving from 64 bit to 32 bit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by I. Rau, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. I. Rau

    I. Rau Guest

    If I install the 64 bit version of Vista and then after a while if I find
    that I don't like it or it is not compatible with my software or hardware,
    can I remove it from my system and then install the 32-bit version with the
    same P/N since the box will contain both versions? Or would I have to
    purchase another P/N? I would still only be using one version of Vista on the
    original computer it was installed on.
     
    I. Rau, Jan 20, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    Yes you can. One version installed at a time is the EULA requirement
     
    John Barnes, Jan 20, 2007
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    William Guest

    Can you create a dual boot with the 32 and 64 bit versions using the same PK? Would it be against the rules even though you would only be running only one at a time?

    Yes you can. One version installed at a time is the EULA requirement
     
    William, Jan 20, 2007
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  4. No, you need individual product keys.

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    Can you create a dual boot with the 32 and 64 bit versions using the same PK? Would it be against the rules even though you would
    only be running only one at a time?
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jan 20, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Can you create a dual boot with the 32 and 64 bit versions using the same
    PK? Would it be against the rules even though you would only be running only
    one at a time?

    <snip>

    No, it's one installation per product key, same as with XP.
     
    Rock, Jan 20, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    Who's William?
    I Rau, whom I answered asked

    If I install the 64 bit version of Vista and then after a while if I find
    that I don't like it or it is not compatible with my software or hardware,
    can I remove it from my system and then install the 32-bit version with the
    same P/N since the box will contain both versions?

    It is perfectly acceptable to install one version, uninstall it and install
    the other version with the same pk
     
    John Barnes, Jan 21, 2007
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    Rock Guest


    Who is John Barnes?

    I don't know who this particular William is, but someone using the name
    William asked the above quoted question in this thread. Why are you asking
    me this? Who is John Barnes?
     
    Rock, Jan 21, 2007
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  8. Running doesn't matter. Having it installed and activated is what matters. You may activate the product key on one device. A device is a partition or blade. The EULA states that more than one version of the product may be in the package but only one can be installed at a time.
    Can you create a dual boot with the 32 and 64 bit versions using the same PK? Would it be against the rules even though you would only be running only one at a time?

    Yes you can. One version installed at a time is the EULA requirement
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 21, 2007
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