x64 ultimate install from x64 home premium cd and ultimate 32 key

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by suss, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. suss

    suss Guest

    Here is what I want to do:

    Install vista ultimate x64 on my computer.

    Here is what I have:

    vista ultimate 32 cd and valid key
    vista business 32 cd and valid key
    vista home premium x64 and valid key

    Is this possible:
    boot from home premium x64 cd and type in my ultimate key to install

    I have heard that the key is the same for 32 or 64, the real question is
    does the home premium cd have all the editions on it.
    suss, Jul 2, 2008
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    Curious Guest

    The 32 bit Vista installation DVDs will install what ever version of Vista
    32 bit you have a key to install on either a 32 bit or 64bit capable system,
    The Vista 64 bit install DVDs will only install the 64 bit version of Vista
    on a 64 Bit CPU system.
    Curious, Jul 2, 2008
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  3. Yes, if you have an x64 RETAIL dvd you can use it with your Vista Ultimate
    full edition product key to install Vista. All retail x64 dvds are the
    same. It is the product key that selects the edition while the x64 dvd
    automatically installs the 64bit version of whatever edition the product key
    is for.

    Is your Vista Ultimate a standard license (aka "full") or upgrade? What
    does it say on the box? Are your dvds all from retail, boxed copies of

    btw, you keep mentioning "cd". I assume that is just an oversight. There
    are no Vista x64 cds.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 2, 2008
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    suss Guest

    Thanks for the correction... DVD's !!

    I got the ultimate from school. The dvd is the may 2007 Systems Student
    Media. Vista ultimate upgrade.

    The home premium is an oem copy from newegg and I just noticed it says:
    "Includes Windows Anytime Upgrade"

    I am going to give it a try, I will let everyone know how it goes.
    suss, Jul 2, 2008
  5. Don't bother.

    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 2, 2008
  6. suss

    suss Guest

    Not sure why you are so pessimistic Colin.

    The installer took the key and windows activated with no problems.

    Thanks for the help I guess...
    suss, Jul 2, 2008
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    Shane Nokes Guest

    I agree with suss.

    This pessimism isn't what I'm used to seeing you act like.
    Shane Nokes, Jul 2, 2008
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 2, 2008
  9. The combination of media and product keys is such that for all I know WGA is
    going to bite him down the line or he may start getting reactivation
    messages. My first reaction was that the keys would not mesh. I am
    surprised that they did. But all may not be well. We'll see.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 3, 2008
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    Shane Nokes Guest

    Media doesn't matter when it comes to Vista.

    OEM and Retail CD's are one and the same and only the specific key chooses
    what the installer does.

    If the installer validates the key for an x64 install then it's valid.
    Shane Nokes, Jul 3, 2008
  11. cds?
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 3, 2008
  12. suss

    Shane Nokes Guest

    I meant DVD's, but now I do believe you're nitpicking and it's not funny.

    Especially not funny since DVD's are still based off the Compact Disc
    standard, and by definition are still in the CD form factor.

    I've known you for quite some time Colin and honestly you're behaving quite
    oddly here.
    Shane Nokes, Jul 3, 2008
  13. suss

    Shane Nokes Guest

    Having said that I also notice your latest post doesn’t have the MVP stamp
    next to it.

    Shane Nokes, Jul 3, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    He's not used it as yet to my knowledge. He may just choose to
    continue posting without it. More power to him.
    Nonny, Jul 3, 2008
  15. There is a 5 cd set, but it x86 only.

    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 4, 2008
  16. As far as I can tell that has something to do with whether or not my WM has
    got me logged into the community servers. It is unpredictable. You'll see
    it vary on some MVPs. I wish they would just fix stuff. That has been
    going on since the MVP bug was introduced more than a year ago. It's
    supposed to just be there. Oh well.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 4, 2008
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    SparkyGuy Guest

    Hello Guys,
    sorry to beat down on this apparenty dead horse but what was the final
    answer to the original question?
    I am in the same situation and seem not to be able to locate a X64 bit
    Vista Ultimate DVD i do have the license keys and also have on hand Home
    Premium X64 install DVD.
    Can i use it to install Ultimate X64 on my machine?
    thanks for your reply
    SparkyGuy, Nov 22, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    All versions of Vista are on a retail disk, your product key unlocks the
    features of the version you purchased. If you have a Vista Home Premium
    disk, then you should be able to upgrade to Ultimate with it. What you would
    need a separate disk for is if you wanted to switch between 32 and 64 bit
    versions. As well, if the disk is a manufacturer's recovery set, it would
    also not be able to be used for an upgrade to another version.
    Rick Rogers, Nov 23, 2008
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    joel406 Guest

    SparlyGuy...if you had a disk that read Vista Home Basic you coul
    install Vista Ultimate with it if you had a Ultimate key. All version
    are on the DVD. Except there are 32bit and 64bit DVDs. The keys wor
    with both
    joel406, Nov 23, 2008
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    SparkyGuy Guest

    Thanks for the Reply Joel406
    i just went ahead and tried it and it worked
    I used Home Premium 64 bit with Ultimate 32bit key and Bam! it worke
    God i love the DreamScene featur

    Great Forum

    Thanks guy
    SparkyGuy, Nov 24, 2008
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