switching from 64bit to 32bit now then back to 64bit later

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by P Renton, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. P Renton

    P Renton Guest

    I just upgraded from XP Pro 32 bit to Vista 64bit Ultimate (Upgrade version).
    Unfortunately, several of my mission critical programs (Adobe Production
    Studio) will not run on the 64bit OS. My Vista Ultimate upgrade comes with
    two versions 32 and 64 bit. My question: can I "reinstall" or switch to the
    32bit version now to run my programs and then later when the programs become
    compatible "reinstall" or switch back to the 64bit OS? Will Microsoft allow
    me to switch from 64 to 32 and back using the same license on the same
    computer?
     
    P Renton, Feb 10, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    Will Microsoft allow
    me to switch from 64 to 32 and back using the same license on the same
    computer?

    Yes as long as only one is installed at a time.
     
    John Barnes, Feb 11, 2007
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    not necessarily, I ran into that problem.
    once the 64 bit key was validated, uninstalled it and tried to run the 32 bit version and was told

    KEY IN USE.


    rather than fight with MS to straighten it out, just reinstalled the 64 bit version.


    @sport.rr.com

    Will Microsoft allow
    me to switch from 64 to 32 and back using the same license on the same
    computer?

    Yes as long as only one is installed at a time.
     
    mikeyhsd, Feb 11, 2007
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  4. P Renton

    John Barnes Guest

    Specifically covered as an acceptable situation, and should not be a problem
    when you call activation.
     
    John Barnes, Feb 11, 2007
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  5. Hello,
    John is correct, shouldn't be an issue
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    |>|>> Will Microsoft allow
    |>> me to switch from 64 to 32 and back using the same license on the same
    |>> computer?
    |>>
    |>> Yes as long as only one is installed at a time.
    |>>
    |>>
    |>> |>>>I just upgraded from XP Pro 32 bit to Vista 64bit Ultimate (Upgrade
    |>>>version).
    |>>> Unfortunately, several of my mission critical programs (Adobe
    Production
    |>>> Studio) will not run on the 64bit OS. My Vista Ultimate upgrade comes
    |>>> with
    |>>> two versions 32 and 64 bit. My question: can I "reinstall" or switch
    to
    |>>> the
    |>>> 32bit version now to run my programs and then later when the programs
    |>>> become
    |>>> compatible "reinstall" or switch back to the 64bit OS? Will Microsoft
    |>>> allow
    |>>> me to switch from 64 to 32 and back using the same license on the same
    |>>> computer?
    |>>
    |>
    |>
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Feb 12, 2007
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