Retail box contains both 32/64bit right?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Rob, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Did I understand correctly in that there are not separate retail packages
    but that you will have the option to install either 32bit/64bit when you
    install?
     
    Rob, Jan 2, 2007
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  2. the dvd itself has both versions..

    but the product key will be for the one you have bought
     
    Red nosed reindeer, Jan 2, 2007
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  3. Rob

    DCR Guest

    One product key
    2 DVDs -- 1: x64 2: x86


    "Red nosed reindeer" <-> wrote in message | the dvd itself has both versions..
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    | but the product key will be for the one you have bought
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    | | > Did I understand correctly in that there are not separate retail packages
    | > but that you will have the option to install either 32bit/64bit when you
    | > install?
    | >
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    DCR, Jan 2, 2007
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  4. oh yes sorry... I was thinking about the various versions of vista (home
    buisiness etc).. not 32-64 bit

    my mistake
     
    Red nosed reindeer, Jan 2, 2007
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  5. Rob

    John Barnes Guest

    At this point it appears that both DVD's will be included with the FULL
    edition and the 64-bit DVD will have to be ordered with the upgrade. Full
    Version you will be able to install either one as a custom install. Upgrade
    will only work for the bit version you have to install from
     
    John Barnes, Jan 2, 2007
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  6. Clarification on that last statement. There will be no way to upgrade XP64
    to Vista64. You can use the upgrade version of Vista but you will have to
    do a clean install.
     
    Tom Porterfield, Jan 2, 2007
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  7. Rob

    John Barnes Guest

    Thanks. :)

     
    John Barnes, Jan 2, 2007
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  8. Actually, I think John meant to say you can upgrade an existing Vista x64
    SKU such as Vista Home Premium x64 to Ultimate x64. But as you rightly said,
    no upgrade paths from XP x64 to Vista x64.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Jan 2, 2007
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  9. Oops guess I also misinterpreted. :) Sorry Tom.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Jan 2, 2007
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  10. Well, that's just my interpretation of the note at
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeinfo.mspx which says:

    "If you are currently using Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP
    Professional x64, you are eligible for an upgrade copy to a corresponding or
    better edition of Windows Vista, but a clean install is required."
     
    Tom Porterfield, Jan 2, 2007
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  11. That is not correct. There are separate dvd's for x86 and x64 in the retail
    full edition box. What is in the retail upgrade edition box is still
    unconfirmed.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 3, 2007
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  12. You are correct.

     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 3, 2007
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