OEM Product Key work for both 32-Bit and 64-Bit?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by PPSaini, Jan 30, 2007.

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    PPSaini Guest

    I am building a new computer, and am thinking of installing Vista. As the PC
    will be a virgin (so to speak) I am eligible to purchase an OEM Licensed
    version of Vista Ultimate. I would like to install the 64-Bit version, but
    64-Bit driver support and quality is still lacking. In light of this I would
    prefer to initially install the 32-Bit version and later switch to the 64-Bit
    version once the drivers are up to par. (Software is not an issue.)

    I have noticed that unlike the Retail Version of Vista Ultimate, the OEM
    Licensed Version is sold as 32-Bit and 64-Bit, separately – although they
    both sell for the same price. Leading me to ask:

    · Does the OEM Licensed CD of Vista Ultimate contain both the 32-Bit and
    64-Bit versions of the OS?

    · Does the Product Key supplied with the OEM Licensed CD of Vista Ultimate
    work for both the 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions of the OS?

    · If “YES†for both above questions, why are the 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions
    of OEM Licensed Vista Ultimate sold as separate items?

    I am looking for a first hand, a documented, or an official MS account for a
    response. I have searched this forum (and others) for the answers, but all
    the previous threads left something to be desired.

    Please help!
    PPSaini, Jan 30, 2007
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    turbotoes Guest

    oem is one or the other not both likewise the key wis only for the version

    retail is 32 bit in the box and info on how to obtain the 64 bit :~(

    for us europeans we have to pay extra to get the 64 bit sent to us, thanks MS

    turbotoes, Jan 30, 2007
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