Vista Home Premium 32bit via Vista Express Upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Nick Le Lievre, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. I`m getting the free Vista Home Premium 32bit upgrade for my Acer laptop
    (cost is actually £ 14 for shipping) and as I have a Core 2 Duo 64bit CPU I
    was thinking why don't they offer an upgrade to 64bit version but my guess
    is they won't be bringing out 64bit drivers for the laptop.

    So I was wondering despite the driver issue could I in some way request a
    64bit version from Microsoft would my licence transfer to the 64bit version.
    If I was able to download a 64bit version of Home Premium would I be able to
    use it with my existing licence.
     
    Nick Le Lievre, Jan 23, 2007
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  2. No. There is no compelling reason to install a 64-bit version of Windows Vista
    on a laptop computer, especially if the laptop manufacturer does not offer 64-bit
    Windows Vista drivers for the laptop's unique hardware.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

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    I`m getting the free Vista Home Premium 32bit upgrade for my Acer laptop
    (cost is actually £ 14 for shipping) and as I have a Core 2 Duo 64bit CPU I
    was thinking why don't they offer an upgrade to 64bit version but my guess
    is they won't be bringing out 64bit drivers for the laptop.

    So I was wondering despite the driver issue could I in some way request a
    64bit version from Microsoft would my licence transfer to the 64bit version.
    If I was able to download a 64bit version of Home Premium would I be able to
    use it with my existing licence.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jan 23, 2007
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  3. So how much memory does this laptop have then? Do you even know why you
    want 64-bit? I guess not.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Jan 24, 2007
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