Vista Ultimate 64bit downgrade to Vista Utltimate 32bit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by JDRUT10, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. JDRUT10

    JDRUT10 Guest

    I recently purchased a notebook with Vista Ultimate 64bit installed but now
    am finding that there are a significant number of applications, firewall,
    virus protection etc. that do not and in many cases may never work with
    Vista 64bit.

    Is it possible to downgrade Vista Ultimate 64 to Vista Ultimate 32bit and if
    so do I need to repurchase the 32 bit version?

    JDRUT10, Jul 3, 2007
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  2. Contact the seller/manufacturer of the notebook and consider returning
    if they can not help.
    Otherwise you may need to purchase Windows Vista again if you want 32
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 3, 2007
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  3. JDRUT10

    Lang Murphy Guest

    As far as I know, Ultimate is supposed to have both 32-bit and 64-bit DVD's
    in the -retail- package. No clue how that translates to your OEM box but I
    would go back to the vendor and say "I want you to install 32-bit Vista
    Ultimate on this box." and see what they say. I know you can get the 32-bit
    DVD on-line for a small fee (<$20? <$10? Not sure... maybe you can d/l an
    iso instead... which, one should think, would cost you nothing) but I'd put
    some pressure on your vendor to hook you up with 32-bit. If they won't...
    consider returning the PC. I know most PC's have restocking fees... so that
    sucks... it may be cheaper to pay to get the 32-bit DVD on-line from MS (or
    d/l iso if that's an option...) if your vendor won't help you out. And.. if
    they won't help you out, that would be the last PC -I- purchased from that

    Good luck!

    Lang Murphy, Jul 3, 2007
  4. Lang;
    The online ordering applies to retail not OEM.
    Also, it does not apply to Ultimate since both 32 and 64 DVD bit are
    included in the retail package.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 3, 2007
  5. JDRUT10

    Lang Murphy Guest

    Well then I guess the OP only option is to go back to the vendor...

    Lang Murphy, Jul 4, 2007
  6. Unfortunately, probably so unless the OP wants to pay retail.
    One of the many reasons the OP paid less for retail than OEM.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 4, 2007
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