xp64bit install question

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by JS, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. JS

    JS Guest

    When I install the upgraded 64 bit edtion do I need any keys such as the
    product key/pid/coa from the old windows xp pro or just the new one? Thanks.
    JS, Aug 15, 2005
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  2. Well, if you did the exchange through the TAP program, your x86 XP license
    is basically useless and cannot be used again because its deactivated, so
    the XP Pro x64 product key/pid/coa should be all you need.
    Andre Da Costa, Aug 15, 2005
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  3. All you need is the new PID. Having just completed the install over the
    weekend, I can verify that.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Aug 16, 2005
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    Rob Powell Guest

    Sorry to jump on someone else's post but thought it neater and more
    appropriate than starting a new thread....

    Due to previous problems with installing x64, WHEN exactly does the x86 key
    get deactivated? Although I never got as far as product activation I'd
    obviously like a week or so overlap on a dual boot system to ensure that it
    is stable before fully deleting x86 version. I am guessing once activated
    it'll remain until I delete then it's dead in the water, but just wondering
    how the process works....
    Rob Powell, Aug 16, 2005
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    John Barnes Guest

    Mike Brannigan of Microsoft said to consider the x86 license invalid when
    you receive x64. They can deactivate it anytime.
    John Barnes, Aug 17, 2005
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    Rick Guest

    Well, you are WRONG!

    It is very inappropriate and very rude!

    It's like changing oars in mid-stream!

    Only do it if you're stupid!
    Rick, Aug 17, 2005
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