RE: Vista Basic 32-bit to Vista Ultimate 64-bit
You have to do a clean install to go from 32bit to 64bit, and 64bit to 32bit.
Don't buy an upgrade disk of 64bit, you want full version, OEM or retail!
By clean install, set your Bios to boot from DVD drive 1st, reboot with the
64bit Vista DVD in the Drive, delete the existing 32bit Vista Partition, set
up a new partition, format it, install the new 64bit vista.
The above instructions, (except the boot Bios part!), are on the Vista disk.
Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
> I currently have the Vista Bastic 32bit operating system. However I've
> recently been informed that ultimate 64bit would better fit my needs. So I
> scampered over to TigerDirect.com where I found upon clicking on the Windows
> Vista Ulitmate 64 bit software that it says that you cannot upgrade 32bit to
> 64bit, or 64 bit to 32bit. Is this true? Or is this true only for XP 32bit
> trying to go to 64bit vista? I know that my processor is able to run the 64
> bit operating system by contacting HP... I just wanted to know if it were
> possible for me to upgrade from 32 to 64.