XP 64 Upgrade to Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Forrest, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Forrest

    Forrest Guest

    I am building a New Computer, and for the OS I'm not sure what to purchase.

    I think I'd like to buy XP 64 Pro, but I do not want to buy an OS and then
    have another version come out in less then a year (well unless it gets

    Is there going to be any sort of drastically reduced price, or upgrade for
    xp 64 users, (like there was for XP pro)

    I already own XP Pro, and missed the boat on upgrading it (even though half
    the weblinks on the xp 64 page still mentions it)

    I guess I could buy a version of XP home for cheap, put it on my old
    computer, and move my XP pro to new computer also, but I'd rather purchase XP
    64, but not feel like I wasted a good amount of money.
    Forrest, Jan 4, 2006
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  2. It is still to early and Microsoft has not stated any of the pricing options
    or cost.
    My guess is that you will see the same as Microsoft has done in the past.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jan 4, 2006
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  3. Upgrades to future versions of Windows from XP Professional x64 will be
    determined by the available editions of Vista. If you are using XP
    Professional x64, its likely your upgrade path would be based on the
    Professional Edition of Vista and up since the architecture of the operating
    system is different. Question, what do you plan on doing with Windows XP
    x64, you must remember, that its a Technical/Engineering workstation
    operating system?

    Check out the x64 webcast by Charlie Russel, that dicusses the value and
    target audience of x64:
    Andre Da Costa, Jan 4, 2006
  4. Microsoft is as committed to XP Pro x64 as it is XP x86 so whatever upgrade
    path is available for XP x86 to Vista will be true for XP Pro x64. It might
    be that if you are running x64 your upgrade will have to be to Vista x64.
    In general, there should be no difference in upgrading either 32-bit or
    64-bit editions to an appropriate edition of Vista.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 4, 2006
  5. Forrest

    John Barnes Guest

    Which will make a multiple choice option for most of us. Dual booters (most
    of us apparently) can choose Vista86 Vista64 or unlikely Dual boot Vista.
    John Barnes, Jan 4, 2006
  6. The question for the x86 folks is whether an upgrade to Vista x64 is
    possible or only a clean install. I suspect it will be x86 to x86 and x64
    to x64 for upgrades. I also doubt that XP Pro to Vista Home will be allowed
    except as a clean install, just as W2k to Home is not allowed now.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 4, 2006
  7. One question that may surface down-stream, is: How will Microsoft implement
    the Registration Procedure in the future? It looks to me as it is
    positioning itself to silently move all registration over on Passport
    Network. The 32/64bit question will be rather irrelevant, people enter
    through open doors and passes those that are closed - who can tell today
    what kind of door the passport network is going to be?

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Jan 5, 2006
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